Secret IT Manager: Our IBM Audit Experience

Firstly, apologies for not writing an article in so long; we’ve been extremely busy dealing with a recent IBM ‘review’. We learnt an awful lot during and post review, and I wanted to share my experiences with you. Obviously, I’m going to keep a number of details secret and not reveal my identity. It’s a shame really; I write a number of articles and technical documentation for other elements...

IBM auditors target compliance revenue per customer – Three strategies to tackle IBM software waste head-on

IBM audits are being used to prop up license revenue targets – not to protect IP One striking trend we see in modern audit activity is that software audits are NOT about reducing non-compliance. It is right and proper that a company should protect their intellectual property and prevent exploitation. But it is clear from research with the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) that software publishers...

Podcast: Second Hand Software Licensing

In this Podcast Martin Thompson of The ITAM Review is joined by two ITAM professionals who share their knowledge and experience with regards to Second Hand Software. They are: Christiaan Murphy – Software Category Manager, CGI Tomas O’Leary – CEO, Origina Podcast topics: What is second hand software? Where can I go to find second hand software? Examples of the secondary use...

Quick Guide to Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, IBM and SAP Licensing

I have compiled four useful articles on Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, IBM and SAP Licensing into one handy PDF. To receive your complimentary copy subscribe to The ITAM Review today. Click here to subscribe to The ITAM Review Monthly Newsletter.