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  • Micro Focus tops poll of least helpful software publishers

    Micro Focus International plc (LON: MCRO) tops poll of least helpful software publishers. Quelle surprise, audits are up during COVID. A recent survey of ITAM Review readers has, perhaps unsurprisingly, revealed that software publisher audits are up during the global pandemic. Micro...

  • 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...

  • IBM increase prices to promote cloud usage

    This article “IBM increase prices to promote cloud usage” was contributed by Piaras MacDonnell, founding partner of LicenseHawk. We reported back in June that IBM announced they’re “removing the entitled discounts for a select number of products traditionally deployed...

  • Software vendor financial results – August 2020

    Software vendor financial results can be more interesting for ITAM & SAM managers than they might first appear. Looking at how the software vendors are performing on a quarterly and annual basis can give the savvy organisation some good insight. Who is likely to increase audits?...

  • Quest software audit goes to court

    In December 2019, Fairview Health Services, a non-profit organisation, informed Quest that they wouldn’t be renewing support for their “Active Roles” licenses; this move seemingly prompted Quest to launch an audit. The reconciliation summary from Quest found the customer to...

  • ITAM industry news roundup – July 2020

    There is always something happening somewhere and keeping track of it all can be, to say the least, difficult! Our ITAM industry news round ups aim to cover some of the important and interesting developments you may have missed, to help keep you informed and up-to-date. This ITAM...

  • COVID-19: Won’t someone think of the vendors?

    2020 has been tough globally – on businesses of all types – but won’t someone think of the vendors?  When it comes to planning your next 12 – 24 months, it’s important to consider the impact on software vendors and how this might ultimately impact you, their customers. Won’t...

  • An introduction to Engineering software

    This article – “An introduction to Engineering software”  was written by Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review and Paul Empringham, European Sales Director, TeamEDA. What are Engineering Tools? A class of software exists in many companies that collectively is known as; “Engineering...

  • ITAM industry news June 2020: IBM, NetApp, Apple, and VMware

    There is always something happening somewhere and keeping track of it all can be, to say the least, difficult! Our ITAM industry news round ups aim to cover some of the important and interesting developments you may have missed, to help keep you informed and up-to-date. June saw...

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