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Category: Software Asset Management



One of the core subjects for the ITAM Review is Software Asset Management. We cover some of the latest stories and best practices pieces in the area. Staying up to date with the latest software asset management news will help keep your team informed on the latest developments in the area.

Below is a summary of articles covering Software Asset Management (SAM) from the archive:

Articles

  • Open Source databases to cloud vendors – get forked!

    Open Source software vendors are starting to fight back at what they perceive to be the misuse of their products by global cloud providers. Sick of other companies using freely available software to make money, certain vendors have introduced to license types to put a stop to it. Redis Redis...

  • Shortcuts to SAM Immaturity

    This article was prompted by a discussion with an ITAM Review reader, asking how they should maximise the value of an expensive tool deployment that wasn’t, as yet, delivering results.ITAM tools can be seen as a magic bullet for software asset management – buy the tool, install...

  • ILMT no longer a Get Out of Jail Free Card in IBM audits

    Don’t get caught in a trap, ensure you’re compliant This article has been contributed by Eric Chiu of FisherITS Customers can still be fined for violating IBM’s Sub-Capacity licensing terms even after deploying the ILMT tool. This article takes a look at the areas...

  • Authorised Software install costs Maersk $300m

    At our UK Conference I called for SAM teams to forge strong ties with their colleagues in IT Security and Compliance. My session highlighted how we as SAM managers have much in common in terms of tools and processes with them. We are also seeing former pure-play IT Security vendors...

  • Microsoft 2019 servers – on-premises lives on!

    Microsoft have released the first public previews of their next generation of on-premises Office server products – that is: Exchange Server 2019 SharePoint Server 2019 Skype for Business Server 2019 Exchange Server 2019 The next release of Exchange Server will run on Windows Server...

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