The ITAM Review

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

Author: Rich Gibbons

Articles

  • Just Do It – not a good SAM strategy

    Quest Software are suing Nike, according to court documents filed on April 24, 2018. This is another case of an audit shortfall dispute making its way to the courtroom. Who are Quest Software? Quest Software are perhaps best known for their Toad database management tools. Founded...

  • Microsoft Server Subscriptions for Azure

    Added into the May 2018 Microsoft Product Terms, we have Server Subscriptions for Azure AKA on-premises software via the CSP (Cloud Solution Provider) program. What is it? This new offering covers: Windows Server Standard Windows Server CAL Windows Server External Connector Windows...

  • Making sense of SAP’s new Indirect Access license

    One of the biggest ITAM stories right now has been SAP’s lawsuits against two of its customers – the drinks manufacturer Diageo and the Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev. Both lawsuits have centred around, or at least paid close attention to, indirect access – particularly...

  • How not to engage in a Microsoft Audit

    Microsoft are suing Community Health Systems (CHS), a Fortune 500 company based in Franklin, Tennessee, USA, for alleged copyright infringement and breach of contract. What’s the issue? The court docket from the Central Court of Tennessee Middle District Court says: “on or about...

  • Oracle to charge for Java from Jan 2019

    Oracle have announced that, “after January 2019”, Java SE 8 public updates will not be available for “business, commercial or production use” without a commercial license. Organisations will now need to take stock of all their software running Java SE 8 and start to work...

  • Microsoft defends previous Windows releases

    Microsoft defends previous Windows releases Microsoft are adding “down-level” support to Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), making it available to protect machines running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. Microsoft are building a behavioural based Endpoint Detection...

  • Microsoft Questions & Answers Webinar

    We recently ran a Microsoft Q&A webinar.  We asked people to submit their questions in advance and took them during the webinar too. The webinar was one of the best attended we have every had – which probably says something about Microsoft licensing, if not my attraction as...

  • Microsoft announce Windows Server 2019

    Windows Server 2019 is due for release in the 2nd half of 2018, and the preview is available now via the Insiders program. What’s new? Microsoft have identified four key themes: Hybrid Cloud Combined with Project Honolulu, Microsoft’s re-imagined Windows Server management experience,...

  • Another six aim for Open Source licensing fix

    Microsoft, SAP, SUSE, Cisco, CA, and HPE have joined an initiative to help combat open source licensing difficulties; reducing the penalties forinadvertent non-compliance with open source license terms. What’s it all about? The GNU General Public License (GPL) is one of the most...

  • GitHub Open Source licensing tool

    GitHub, the online home of over 20 million developers, have open-sourced “Licensed” – their own, internal tool for managing Open Source licenses. What does it do? This tool is aimed at helping developers work towards compliance with the license terms of Open Source dependencies...