The ITAM Review

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

Author: Rich Gibbons

Articles

  • ITAM & the Log4J vulnerability

    Log4Shell – aka Log4J – is the latest software vulnerability to be discovered and, according to the Guardian, it could be the worst one to appear for several years. The CEO of Tenable called it “the single biggest, most critical vulnerability of the last decade” while...

  • SAP HANA database: Managing spend & risk

    This article was provided by Becki Riall, Senior SAP Licensing Consultant with JNC Consulting. SAP HANA is an in-memory database developed by SAP and was originally introduced in 2010. The adoption rate is growing due to customers migrating to S/4HANA. S/4HANA is SAP’s next generation...

  • Are legacy software vendors unfairly distorting the cloud?

    A new report, commissioned by CISPE (Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe), sees Professor Frédéric Jenny looking into the “prevalence and impact” of alleged unfair licensing terms from software vendors – with particular relation to the cloud. CISPE believe that...

  • Oracle audits: Amazon RDS and questionable sales tactics?

    Oracle v Envisage Earlier this year (May 2021), Oracle started legal proceedings against Envisage Technologies LLC and the case centered around alleged under-licensing in their Amazon RDS environment. What is Amazon RDS? Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is a cloud-based Platform...

  • Microsoft 365 Compliance Assessments

    What are Microsoft assessments? According to Microsoft: “A template is a framework of controls for creating an assessment in Compliance Manager. Our comprehensive set of templates can help your organization comply with national, regional, and industry-specific requirements governing...

  • Microsoft 365 SaaS prices increase by up to 25%

    The day that many have been expecting/dreading is here – the first “proper” Microsoft 365 price increase has been announced. Microsoft’s logic is that, since the introduction of Office 365 in 2011, they have added 1,400 new features and twenty-four new apps. Microsoft list...

  • Recent news roundup – Audits, acquisitions, and lawsuits

    Audits, acquisitions, and lawsuits 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...

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