The ITAM Review

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

Author: Rich Gibbons

Articles

  • ITAM in complex environments: Containers

    This article was written by Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review, and Heather McKay, Flexera. ITAM in complex environments is key. The rapidly shifting IT landscape contains several new technologies that all present both opportunities and challenges to organisations. These include: SaaS Cloud IaaS...

  • Brexit & Secondary Software: What’s the impact?

    This article was written by Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review, and Noel Unwin, Discount Licensing. Following the decision made by the United Kingdom (UK) to leave the European Union (EU) on 31st January 2020, negotiations between the UK Government and the EU continue. The ‘transitional’...

  • Microsoft Robotic Process Automation (RPA) licensing

    Microsoft admit the robots are coming! The Microsoft Product Terms for April 2020 contained a little gem of information that, despite the lack of associated fanfare, is actually pretty significant. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a growing area of business – the idea of...

  • IBM ILMT & Windows Server 2008: Friends no more

    This article was written by Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review and Eric Chiu, Managing Director, FisherITS. IBM sub-capacity licensing allows you to license IBM software for less than the full physical capacity of your servers i.e. only the virtual cores running IBM applications instead of...

  • Microsoft 365 changes – March 2020

    March has been a busy month for Microsoft with 3 pretty significant Office 365 & Microsoft 365 changes being announced. Microsoft 365 F1 Microsoft F1 SKUs are part of the license line-up for what Microsoft call “firstline workers” – people within organisations...

  • Cloud Cost Management: Where to start

    This article was written by Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review, and Heather McKay, Flexera. In the recent Flexera 2020 Digital Transformation Planning Report, 54% of organizations indicated Digital Transformation as a top priority. As organizations digitize to transform their business and...

  • AutoDesk licensing changes in 2020

    More Autodesk licensing changes are coming. As part of their long-term strategy to change the buying habits of their customers, and shift them to software subscriptions, AutoDesk have announced further changes to their product line-up, pricing, and promotions. Maintenance and subscriptions Maintenance...

  • Free software offers from vendors to help remote working

    During the international Coronavirus outbreak, there are various free software offers from many vendors, to help organisations quickly adopt/expand remote working procedures. These vendors include: Microsoft Microsoft are offering Office 365 E1 free for 6 months – this includes...

  • Creating an ITAM clean-up action plan

    Creating an ITAM clean-up action plan will mean that, after any major change – particularly one that’s unexpected – you will have a checklist of steps to methodically take stock of the situation. What must you look at to try and ensure your compliance position hasn’t...

  • ITAM and Coronavirus: What’s the impact?

    I don’t want to jump on the bandwagon and, in the grand scheme of things there are bigger, much more immediate concerns, but I do think it’s worthwhile considering the impact the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may have on organisations, and ITAM in particular. The sudden...