The ITAM Review

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

Author: David Foxen

Articles

  • Lets talk about Microsoft Downgrade rights

    Rob Horwitz Microsoft licensing is something the majority of us have to deal with on a daily basis. There are some aspects of Microsoft licensing that are not commonly known about, including downgrade rights and what that entails. Downgrade rights’ are available on certain products...

  • Realizing Authentic License Optimization

    “There’s no silver bullet for a discovery tool” Ahead of the SAM Summit taking place in Chicago, 23-25 June, I chatted to Bernhard Boehler, Co-founder and CEO at Aspera Technologies. In this interview Bernhard discusses Aspera’s new Optimization & Simulation...

  • Playing Defense in the Audit Game

    What are the best data-sets to present to an auditor should they knock on your door? Ahead of the SAM Summit taking place in Chicago, 23-25 June, I chatted to Christof Beaupoil, Co-founder and President at Aspera Technologies. In this interview Christof shares his advice on audit...

  • BSA Fines Engineering Design Company over £30k

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has found an engineering design company to be non-compliant on Autodesk software, resulting in a payout of over £30k. Project Options Ltd Project Options Ltd are the organisation in question and they were found to have unlicensed Autodesk software...

  • SAP Licensing – is there an elephant in the room?

    “You can’t talk about SAP licensing without addressing the elephant in the room – indirect access” Ahead of the SAM Summit taking place in Chicago, 23-25 June, I chatted to John Emmitt, Senior Marketing Manager at Flexera Software.  In this interview John shares...

  • EULA’s explained in simple terms

    Always read the EULA! EULA stands for “End User License Agreement”. The EULA can also be known as a software license agreement. What does this mean? The EULA is basically a legal contract between an end user and a vendor highlighting what they can and cannot do with the...

  • Adobe Creative Cloud News! Ding Ding!

    Adobe has taken a small step back in successfully annoying all of its customers by offering the chance to install older versions of the software via the new ‘Creative Cloud Desktop’ application. Adobe has released the information as part of its new release notes dated 27/05/2014,...

  • Samanage announces Automatic Warranty Management feature

    Samanage, the cloud based IT service desk and asset management solution has announced a number of new features to their solution, including a new Automatic Warranty Management feature. Automatic Warranty Management The new automatic warranty feature will enable users to manage their...

  • Microsoft to withdraw a number of qualifications and exams

    Microsoft has announced that it is to withdraw a number of Microsoft qualifications and exams being by the end of July 2014. What qualifications are being withdrawn? The MCITP qualification is being phased out, with the majority of MCITP qualifications being withdrawn. The MCITP qualification...

  • The Dangers of Click-Through Licensing

    When you install a new piece of software either from the Internet or from a network drive within your organisation, you will have come across the click-through licensing concept. The click-through license is usually in the installer or set-up process when installing new software or...