The ITAM Review

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

Author: Rory Canavan

Articles

  • Re-cycling hardware opens the door to re-cycling software

    In a recent article on process of the month, we looked at a process to address the recycling of software licences on an IT estate, based on the assumption that the hardware was live, and was remaining with the company and also that the software was not being used in a 90 day period. However,...

  • Process of the Month – Corporate Governance Process

    A post started by Lori Levenson in the Software Asset Management group on LinkedIn, asked the question what are the top three processes needed for a successful SAM implementation?  Answers were varied, (and some longer than others – Thanks Steve O’Halloran!) but an observation...

  • Process of the Month – Software Change Management Process

    Firstly, sincerest thanks to all of those who re-tweeted re-posted or even “liked” this feature on LinkedIn – the viewing stats were beyond anything I could have hoped for. As Piaras MacDonnell (Pronounced Pierce to those of a non-Celtic tongue) of SureDatum made an early...

  • Process of the Month – Software Re-harvesting Process

    Moving forward I will be writing a monthly feature for ITAM Review on a range of processes that I feel are all too-often missed in the world of SAM. To that end, I am going to start with a Software Re-harvesting process, as far too many organisations seem to take great pride in producing...

  • SAM in the City: “You’re not corporate….”

    Rory Canavan: SAM in the City You’re not Corporate… These words were used to describe me over 12 months ago, mid-way through a SAM engagement for a global client.  I might have shrugged off such a comment; however this statement came from my boss at the time.  So whilst...