The ITAM Review

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

Author: Rich Gibbons

Articles

  • Wisdom Online North America: SaaS, SAM, and Audits

    With Wisdom Online North America fast approaching on September 29 – October 1, (register here if you haven’t already!), I wanted to take a look at a few of our awesome end user sessions to give you a taste of what’s in store. Image by TheDigitalWay from Pixabay James Moy,...

  • IBM v the IRS: The audit – what can we learn?

    Image by Bettina Nørgaard from Pixabay This story of an audit that found its way into court last year is, originally, from 2013 but only recently came to light…and it’s a doozy! What happened? According to a whistle-blower (a former IBM employee), IBM fraudulently created a $91...

  • Getting started with Salesforce licensing

    Picture: https://pixabay.com/users/RJA1988-5385704/ Getting started with Salesforce licensing. Salesforce is considered by many to be the originator of SaaS (Software as a Service) licensing and, as such, becoming under-licensed isn’t the primary concern for SAM & ITAM professionals...

  • What skills will ITAM managers need in 2025?

    As new technologies are introduced and businesses continue to work in new ways, new skills will be required to ensure ITAM continues to be, or perhaps becomes, a strategic part of your business. Ahead of our Wisdom North America online conference (September 31st – October 1st),...

  • Podcast episode 92: Top SAM Predictions

    Rich Gibbons sits down with experts from SoftwareONE – Kevin Hooton & Shadi Khoshab – who make predictions on what’s next in software management and discuss what you can do now and in the future to increase cost savings. Back in 2018, Kevin made a set of predictions about...

  • The benefits and dangers of multi-cloud

    This article looking at the benefits and dangers of multi-cloud was written by Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review, and Kevin Miller, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Flexera. It’s pretty much accepted that public cloud – aka IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) – is a big benefit to...

  • Software vendor financial results – August 2020

    Software vendor financial results can be more interesting for ITAM & SAM managers than they might first appear. Looking at how the software vendors are performing on a quarterly and annual basis can give the savvy organisation some good insight. Who is likely to increase audits?...

  • Quest software audit goes to court

    In December 2019, Fairview Health Services, a non-profit organisation, informed Quest that they wouldn’t be renewing support for their “Active Roles” licenses; this move seemingly prompted Quest to launch an audit. The reconciliation summary from Quest found the customer to...

  • ITAM industry news roundup – July 2020

    There is always something happening somewhere and keeping track of it all can be, to say the least, difficult! Our ITAM industry news round ups aim to cover some of the important and interesting developments you may have missed, to help keep you informed and up-to-date. This ITAM...

  • Podcast Episode 88: Looking into Containers

    Containers are fast becoming a hot topic for many of us in ITAM. As DevOps practices, cloud, and digital transformation continue to expand within organisations, containers are being used more and more often – in a few different ways. To help you get a better picture of what’s...

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