The ITAM Review

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Author: David Foxen

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  • The Increased Importance of User Management

    User management has been around within the ITAM and IT space for a while now, but with the introduction of cloud-based subscription user licensing it has taken on a new importance. What is User Management? We believe that user management is the effective management of user accounts...

  • Risk Management within ITAM

    We often hear that IT Asset Management can help organisations manage their IT assets, and prevent any unwanted surprises. We believe that ITAM can help organisations avoid ‘messy situations’ and can help organisations become more aware of any existing or potential risks within...

  • What you need to know – ITAM and Licensing Terms

      Key phrases;   Activation: When the software is installed, a serial number of activation code is required to unlock use to the software. Allows vendor to track activations and also allows them to stop any unauthorized installs. Application: Software name. Asset Management:...

  • Microsoft Licensing Quick Guide 2015

    Microsoft provides some of the most complex licensing models faced by organisations. There are a number of different licensing metrics for the desktop environment, virtual environment, datacentre and also now the cloud. The aim of this Licensing Quick Guide is to provide you with...

  • Lesser Known Microsoft Licensing Challenges

    Customers of Microsoft face a number of challenges with Microsoft licensing. However, there are a number of challenges that organisations may not be aware of that also need attention and the correct management. In this article we will go over a few of the lesser known Microsoft challenges...

  • Software Licensing in Academic Environments

    Software licensing for academic environments is different to corporate organisations as vendors want young people to use their software from an early age. They believe that this will lead to future usage or sales in the future as the user has been using the software since they were...

  • Microsoft Licenses vs SAM Tools

    Microsoft licenses are massively complex, and there are a number of different Microsoft license metrics that an organisation needs to manage and keep on top of. SAM tools can help with the effective management and utilisation of Microsoft licenses, as they are continuing to improve...

  • Lessons Learned From Previous End User Groups

    The week commencing 11th May 2015, we held our first events in New York. The week was re-arranged from the events that were cancelled in January thanks to the Juno storm. During the week of events, we held a SAM workshop for a number of our readers. Here are the outputs from the...

  • Datacentre vs Desktop Savings

      Making savings on software licenses are one of the key selling points for any organisations implementing SAM. Savings on software licenses can, in essence, pay for the implementation of SAM (including all of the resources) and then some if done correctly. There is no right...

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