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Category: IT Asset Management

Articles

  • 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...

  • The benefits and dangers of multi-cloud

    This article looking at the benefits and dangers of multi-cloud was written by Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review, and Kevin Miller, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Flexera. It’s pretty much accepted that public cloud – aka IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) – is a big benefit to...

  • Practical ITAM (PITAM) Training Roadmap & Call for Reviewers

    This article provides a roadmap for the development of our Practical ITAM (PITAM) portfolio of IT Asset Management courses and is an active call for reviewers for a new PITAM Advanced course. Our existing PITAM course, first launched in 2016, will be accompanied by a Foundation Course...

  • Podcast episode 86: All about cloud

    Public Cloud aka Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) plays a part in most roles within a business – ITAM, architects, finance, security, CFO, CIO etc. – and continues to grow in importance. I talked to Damien Juillard, COO of SamBox.io/Elee, about some of the challenges posed...

  • How to Start, Optimise, and Elevate your ITAM program

    This article accompanies the series of three webinars the ITAM Review and ServiceNow delivered in May/June 2020. In this series, we set out to provide insight on how to start, optimise and elevate your ITAM program. Introduction 2020 has presented businesses with an unprecedented...

  • Customer wins Micro Focus software audit battle

    Earlier this year, we covered a software audit legal case between Micro Focus and their customer Express Scripts and, having read through some of the court documents, there are some enlightening points to look through. It’s great that the customer took the win but first let’s...

  • Setting realistic expectations is key to SAM tool success

    Software Asset Management (SAM) tools require significant investment and resource to achieve results. Preliminary results from a survey conducted by The ITAM Review suggests setting realistic expectations is key to SAM tool success. Investment in tools An investment in SAM tooling...

  • 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...

  • ITAM during a crisis: back to basics

    ITAM in a crisis – back to basics November 2008 Do you remember what you were doing in November 2008? Obama beat McCain to become America’s first black-American president (Yes we can). “Slumdog millionaire” and “Quantum of Solace” were in the cinema and Beyonce was...