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  • Versions, Editions and Downgrades Key to Microsoft Licensing

    This article has been contributed by Rob Horwitz of Directions on Microsoft.  Customers who acquire a license for a particular product version and edition may deploy an earlier version or different edition in its place under certain circumstances. These licensing rules, called...

  • 3 Steps to Defining BYOD Policy

    Does your MDM software include support for the Apple ASVPP Program? This article has been contributed by Stephen Midgley, Vice President Global Marketing at Absolute Software. In this article Stephen explains how to securely navigate the BYOD landscape.   Recent research into mobile...

  • How to set up the optimal negotiating team

    This article has been contributed by Daryl Ullman from Emerset. The article is an extract from Daryl’s recently updated book ‘Negotiating with Microsoft‘. How to set up the optimal negotiating team Preparing for a volume licensing agreement with a software vendor is a cross-company...

  • How to Build Your ITAM Roadmap

    How to Build Your ITAM Roadmap This article has been contributed by Mara Zeldin of Alsbridge. REGISTER FOR THE ITAM REVIEW NEWSLETTER TO DOWNLOAD THIS GUIDE AS A PDF. Introduction  If you are like most IT professionals today you are under constant pressure to reduce costs. After...

  • Is SAM a $2 Billion Market?

    Kacey Weinberg, Aspera This article has been contributed by Kacey Weinberg of Aspera. The focus was education for the recent IBSMA SAM Summit in Chicago. The content was strictly software asset management, in a relatively intimate setting (the number of attendees is limited). And...

  • Quick Guide to Second-Hand Software (Part 3 of 3)

    "...the spread of ‘fear, uncertainty and doubt’ (FUD) is still the preferred choice of weapon by major software vendors" This article has been contributed by Noel Unwin of Discount-Licensing.com Part One – Industry Dynamics Part Two -Demystifying the Mist Part...

  • Lifting the Lid on SAP Engines

    SAP founders: Klaus Tschira, Hasso Plattner, Dietmar Hopp (from left to right) in 1982 This article has been contributed by Chris Hughes of Flexera Software. SAP engines (also known as packages) are optional applications for which additional licenses must be purchased. The metric...

  • How to prepare for a major contract negotiation

    "Be Prepared" This article has been contributed by Daryl Ullman from Emerset. The article is an extract from Daryl’s recently updated book ‘Negotiating with Microsoft‘. While individual users purchase a license or two from a supplier or perhaps from the...

  • Quick Guide to Second-Hand Software (Part 2 of 3)

    Demystifying the Mist Surrounding Second-hand Software This article has been contributed by Noel Unwin of Discount-Licensing.com Part One – Industry Dynamics Part Two -Demystifying the Mist Part Three – The Legalities Part 2 of 3: Demystifying the Mist Having taken...

  • Microsoft to discontinue AIS, Intune taking over

    "Intune to Handle Mobile Devices" This article has been contributed by Don Retallack, Analyst at Directions on Microsoft. Don analyzes and writes about Microsoft’s systems management and security offerings, including System Center and Forefront products. Intune Update...