The ITAM Review

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

Author: David Foxen

Articles

  • SAM Tool Support

    At the ITAM Review, we are often giving our readers and fellow ITAM professionals advice on what to look out for when picking a SAM tool from a technical and process perspective. However, what about from a support perspective? Support from SAM tool vendors, or the MSP/LAR that provides...

  • SAM – What can be automated & what needs to stay manual?

    Here at the ITAM Review we are always being asked about how organisations can make their ITAM function more proactive and efficient. One of the arguments and suggestions for improving a SAM function is to start automating certain processes to take the strain off the ITAM team, allowing...

  • Salesforce.com Licensing Quick Guide 2015

    ‘Salesforce.com licenses are nowhere near as complex as some vendors, but they still need active management to ensure compliancy.’ Compared to the likes of Oracle, SAP, IBM, Microsoft and Adobe, salesforce.com licensing is reasonably simple to understand and manage. With...

  • Prioritising your Software Licensing Risks

    Introduction All organisations face risks with their software licenses. Some enterprise organisations will have hundreds of thousands of different applications and thousands of different software vendors installed within their environment. It is therefore unrealistic to make the ITAM...

  • Microsoft’s move to Subscription and SaaS

    Microsoft were one of the first ‘mega vendors’ to move towards a subscription cloud modelling of licensing metrics. The introduction of Office 365 (O365 for the purpose of this article) took Microsoft software in a new, unchartered direction. So, why have Microsoft moved towards...

  • The Increased Interest In SAM

    Introduction Over the past ten years or so, software asset management (SAM) has seen a large increase in demand and interest in its services. SAM professionals are now considered a niche, with established, specialist professionals in high demand from a variety of organisations across...

  • Oracle Best Practice Guide – Part 2

    This is the second in our series on Oracle Best Practice. To view part 1, please click here. This part of our Oracle Best Practice series is all about Oracle audits, and what to do if you are unfortunate enough to be audited by Oracle or Oracle LMS. ORACLE AUDITS Do not ignore Oracle! If...

  • End User Review – Accurate Data Problems

    Welcome to the first in our series for our new feature – The End User Review. We have had a number of entries for this feature, so thank you very much to everyone that has contributed so far. If you’d like to have your say, and your story told, please complete the review here. Our...