The ITAM Review

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

Author: Rich Gibbons

Articles

  • New savings with engineering software

    This article was written by Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review and Kieron Dean, ServiceNow. Image by xresch from Pixabay Cost management is always an important aspect within SAM, but it has come into even clearer focus during 2020. Reducing spend has, in some cases, become central to an organisation’s...

  • IBM, Microsoft, and Atlassian all drive cloud adoption

    Image by Patricia Alexandre from Pixabay There is always something happening somewhere and keeping track of it all can be difficult – to say the least! Our ITAM industry news roundups aim to cover some of the important and interesting developments you may have missed, to help...

  • IBM container licensing – new rules

    Image by Julius Silver from Pixabay IBM have recently announced new rules for licensing their software in containers, a growing technology that makes up part of almost any IT environment. Here we look at some of the terminology involved as well as the new requirements from IBM. Terminology There...

  • What you need to know about ITAD

    This post was contributed by Sarah Davies. Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay IT Asset Disposition is an integral piece of the ITAM puzzle. How you’re going to deal with your assets at the end of their life is something that should be at the forefront of your mind even when purchasing...

  • Getting to know: Micro Focus

    Image by StockSnap from Pixabay We all often talk about the “Big 4” Tier 1 vendors – Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, IBM – but more and more, increasing amounts of attention must be paid some of the smaller vendors. Often referred to as “Tier 2” vendors, they include software...

  • Wisdom Online North America: SaaS, SAM, and Audits

    With Wisdom Online North America fast approaching on September 29 – October 1, (register here if you haven’t already!), I wanted to take a look at a few of our awesome end user sessions to give you a taste of what’s in store. Image by TheDigitalWay from Pixabay James Moy,...

  • IBM v the IRS: The audit – what can we learn?

    Image by Bettina Nørgaard from Pixabay This story of an audit that found its way into court last year is, originally, from 2013 but only recently came to light…and it’s a doozy! What happened? According to a whistle-blower (a former IBM employee), IBM allegedly fraudulently created...

  • Getting started with Salesforce licensing

    Picture: https://pixabay.com/users/RJA1988-5385704/ Getting started with Salesforce licensing. Salesforce is considered by many to be the originator of SaaS (Software as a Service) licensing and, as such, becoming under-licensed isn’t the primary concern for SAM & ITAM professionals...

  • What skills will ITAM managers need in 2025?

    As new technologies are introduced and businesses continue to work in new ways, new skills will be required to ensure ITAM continues to be, or perhaps becomes, a strategic part of your business. Ahead of our Wisdom North America online conference (September 31st – October 1st),...

  • Podcast episode 92: Top SAM Predictions

    Rich Gibbons sits down with experts from SoftwareONE – Kevin Hooton & Shadi Khoshab – who make predictions on what’s next in software management and discuss what you can do now and in the future to increase cost savings. Back in 2018, Kevin made a set of predictions about...

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