The ITAM Review

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

Author: Rich Gibbons

Articles

  • Equifax and cybersecurity – a deep dive

    Equifax, one of the largest credit agencies in the US, was the subject of a hack in 2017 that left over 148 million consumers affected. It was known at the time that the cause was an unpatched Apache Struts (an open source framework for building Java web apps) server in the Equifax...

  • Gartner create Cloud Management Platforms Magic Quadrant

    January 2019 saw the release of the first Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Management Platforms. What have they looked at? Gartner have focused on platforms that can manage “multi-cloud” environments but interestingly, they seem to have a different view on what the term means. Gartner...

  • SAP licensing training added to LISA

    I’m pleased to announce that our first SAP licensing course is now live and available to LISA subscribers worldwide. This course has been created in partnership with Hans Moorkens of Fisher IT Asset Consulting – a company which is a long time ITAM Review partner, collaborator,...

  • Microsoft take Azure sales direct from March 2019

    Microsoft have announced changes to how organisations purchase Azure cloud services. Starting March 2019, Microsoft will introduce the Microsoft Customer Agreement (MCA), a new offering for Azure services which will make the “licensing transaction process easier, more efficient...

  • AWS Outposts – cloud you can touch

    Cloud computing continues to grow among businesses the world over, and Amazon have recently taken a big step to keep their offering front of mind for organisations. Amazon have long been the market leader for public cloud (aka IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)) with their Amazon...

  • Crypto-currency malware running in your cloud environment

    Management and governance of cloud assets is a big, and growing, area for ITAM professionals to tackle. As more assets sit in the cloud, they need managing in more ways than ever before – making it a fantastic opportunity for ITAM to grow as a discipline and an industry. Equally,...

  • Open Source databases to cloud vendors – get forked!

    Open Source software vendors are starting to fight back at what they perceive to be the misuse of their products by global cloud providers. Sick of other companies using freely available software to make money, certain vendors have introduced to license types to put a stop to it. Redis Redis...

  • Virtual insanity or virtual (desktop) reality?

    Microsoft have announced Windows Virtual Desktop, a new Azure based offering that aims to make desktop virtualisation easier for organisations to deploy and manage. What does it do? Its big things is that it will enable multi-user virtual desktop sessions – that is, where multiple...

  • Audit Defence training course added to LISA

    I’m pleased to announce that our first Audit Defence training course is now live and available to LISA subscribers. This course has been created in partnership with Kylie Fowler of ITAM Intelligence, a long term ITAM Review partner, collaborator, and conference speaker. This means...

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