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Author: Rich

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  • Call for speakers: Wisdom Australia 2019 & USA 2020

    Upcoming conferences With our conferences newly named “Wisdom”, November 2019 sees us head to Melbourne for our 3rd Australian conference, and then in March 2020 we’ll once again be at USF in St Petersburg, Florida for our 4th USA conference. We’re doing this call for...

  • IBM Mainframe licensing changes: what’s old is new

    Some of you may be surprised to learn that IBM mainframes are still a thing, while others will still have them as a key part of your infrastructure. In fact, according to Datacenter Knowledge, IBM mainframe sales increased 70% in 2017/18! Perhaps to continue this increase in sales...

  • Second-hand Software: Legalities & Business Models

    This article was written by Rich Gibbons of ITAM Review and Noel Unwin of Discount Licensing. In July 2012, the second-hand software market received a definitive answer from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) when it ruled that reselling intangible software was legal. The rights...

  • Pre-owned Software: Yes, it’s okay

    This article has been written by Rich Gibbons of ITAM Review and Michael Vilain of Relicense. The pre-owned software market has been around for longer than you think but is still very much in the growth stage. It exists primarily in the EU (and also Norway & Switzerland*) and...

  • Wisdom UK 2019 – Taking ITAM outside IT

    Our Wisdom UK 2019 conference theme is “Taking ITAM outside IT”. As industries, businesses, and roles continue to morph, modernise, and multiply – the world around ITAM looks significantly different than it once did. Gone are the days of IT’s central control and instead we...

  • Dell + Microsoft = VMware on Azure

    Running VMware workloads on Microsoft Azure was first discussed towards the end of 2017, around the same time “VMware Cloud on AWS” was launched. There then followed a blog post from VMware taking a few shots at Microsoft and stating the initial project was “neither certified...

  • Amazon AWS Cost Management features: A quick guide

    Amazon AWS is the market leader for IaaS, with an ever increasing number of companies spending a seemingly ever increasing amount on Amazon’s public cloud services – the most recent being reports that Apple spends $30,000,000 a month. Amazon AWS cloud cost management is key to...

  • Sophos Cloud Optix – you can’t secure what you can’t see

    Sophos, the British FTSE 250 security company, have launched a dedicated public cloud security product – Cloud Optix. Cloud Security As many benefits as the public cloud can provide, it can also offer an equal – perhaps greater – number of potential security threats. Managing...

  • How Netflix over-deployed 10,000 instances in Amazon AWS

    A Twitter thread by a Netflix engineer gives a great insight into some of the intricacies of cloud – in this case Amazon AWS – and how even those who know what they’re doing don’t always get it right! Background The engineer tells us that most deployments at Netflix use...

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