The ITAM Review

News, reviews and resources for worldwide ITAM, SAM and Licensing professionals.

Author: AJ Witt

Articles

  • Announcing Wisdom 2019

    We are delighted to announce Wisdom, our UK Conference, will be returning to Twickenham Stadium on June 5th/6th 2019 followed by a day of in-person training on Friday 7th. Wisdom reflects the quality of our expert speakers and the practical advice available to attendees of our worldwide...

  • ITAM Process Automation Tools – Market Guide

    January’s Market Guide looks at tools for ITAM Process Automation. As our roles as IT Asset Managers mature there is a need to deal efficiently with day-to-day operational demands on our time, and automation is a way of doing this whilst still retaining oversight & control....

  • Oracle Verified Tools – Market Guide

    Just published is our guide to the small market for Oracle-verified inventory tools. Oracle-verified tools inventory Oracle Database deployments to a level that will satisfy Oracle LMS during an audit. Oracle haven’t verified any new tools for a number of years and market leaders...

  • NIST Cyber Security Guide for ITAM

    The USA’s National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) have published a Cyber Security Guide for ITAM. The publication was co-written with the National Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (NCCoE and provides an insight into what Security Professionals expect an Asset...

  • The ITAM Future – and how to get there

    Our 2018 User Survey results are in & our readers see an ITAM future of new reporting lines and new responsibilities. In order to get there, they envision new tool capabilities and have identified improvements required to processes and their own organisations. This article explores...

  • Red vs Blue, why Red Hat acquisition may revolutionise IBM

    Image Credit: Robert Couse-Baker 2018 is shaping up to be the Year of Open Source as industry giants scramble to invest in the software and infrastructure powering modern applications. This year has already seen Microsoft acquire Github and donate many of its patents to the Open Invention...

  • Secondary Software Market – Guide and Commentary

    The Secondary Software Market, created by an EU-ruling in 2012, is not just about sourcing second-hand copies of old licenses, or getting some money back for your now redundant Office licenses. In preparing a guide to this market I interviewed David Chamberlain, General Manager of...

  • Shortcuts to SAM Immaturity

    This article was prompted by a discussion with an ITAM Review reader, asking how they should maximise the value of an expensive tool deployment that wasn’t, as yet, delivering results.ITAM tools can be seen as a magic bullet for software asset management – buy the tool, install...

  • Did VCs sideline Snow’s CEO?

    On September 27th Snow announced they had crossed the $100m milestone for revenue, citing growth in Cloud as the primary driver. They’re optimistic that the challenges in managing “As-A-Service” IT deployments will benefit them over the coming years, citing recent Gartner research...