The ITAM Review

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

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Articles

  • A handy SAM utility: Magical JellyBean Keyfinder

    Magical Jelly Bean License Key Finder This article has been contributed by Richard Thompson, founder member of Central Technology, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner who frequently manage SAM reviews for customers. We all know that Microsoft ‘SAM Review’ can be translated...

  • What does it take to manage floating licenses?

    Ori Kaplan This article was written and contributed by Ori Kaplan, Support Manager at OpenLM. Floating Software Licensing is a method of sharing a limited number of licensed applications throughout an organization (or part of it). Floating licenses are normally more expensive than...

  • Network Discovery Data Quality

    This article has been contributed by Thomas Trenz, CEO at JDisc. More and more companies adapt their IT processes to the ITIL best practices to increase the efficiency of their IT service management. According to Wikipedia, ITIL “is a set of practices for IT service management (ITSM)...

  • Navigating the Political Storm Of ITAM

    Anne Watson This article was contributed by Anne Watson, Senior Systems Engineer/Altiris Consultant at Intuitive Technology Group. In my experience, IT Asset Management (ITAM) is rarely embarked upon as a proactive initiative.  Adopting this program is often the result of a software...

  • Software Licensing in a BYOD Environment

    “It’s possible to hit a moving target so long as you take the time to aim.” This article has been contributed by Jonathon Kirby, Content Development Specialist at IAITAM. Software licensing and its difficulties have been discussed at length and have been one of the focal...

  • What is the first step in negotiating with Microsoft?

    Steve Covert This article is an interview with Stephen Covert, Manager of Vendor Services at Highlights for Children, Inc, and is based on his recent presentation “ITAM is the first step in negotiating with Microsoft” at the IAITAM Fall conference last month. So what...

  • Communications, the key to success or failure

    Stephen Becker This article is an interview with Stephen Becker, IT Asset Manager at Seagate Technology LLC, and is based on his recent presentation “Communications, the key to success or failure” at the IAITAM Fall conference earlier this month. So what exactly is your...