The ITAM Review

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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

  • Just Do It – not a good SAM strategy

    Quest Software are suing Nike, according to court documents filed on April 24, 2018. This is another case of an audit shortfall dispute making its way to the courtroom. Who are Quest Software? Quest Software are perhaps best known for their Toad database management tools. Founded...

  • Microsoft Server Subscriptions for Azure

    Added into the May 2018 Microsoft Product Terms, we have Server Subscriptions for Azure AKA on-premises software via the CSP (Cloud Solution Provider) program. What is it? This new offering covers: Windows Server Standard Windows Server CAL Windows Server External Connector Windows...

  • Making sense of SAP’s new Indirect Access license

    One of the biggest ITAM stories right now has been SAP’s lawsuits against two of its customers – the drinks manufacturer Diageo and the Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev. Both lawsuits have centred around, or at least paid close attention to, indirect access – particularly...

  • How not to engage in a Microsoft Audit

    Microsoft are suing Community Health Systems (CHS), a Fortune 500 company based in Franklin, Tennessee, USA, for alleged copyright infringement and breach of contract. What’s the issue? The court docket from the Central Court of Tennessee Middle District Court says: “on or about...

  • Oracle to charge for Java from Jan 2019

    Oracle have announced that, “after January 2019”, Java SE 8 public updates will not be available for “business, commercial or production use” without a commercial license. Organisations will now need to take stock of all their software running Java SE 8 and start to work...

  • SAM Tool vendors should focus on retention over new business

    This article has been contributed by Mark van Wolferen of b.lay. The SAM tool market is growing, but not as much as expected, according to Martin Thompson’s article. Whether this slow growth is caused by SAM managed services providers, as Martin claims, I cannot substantiate. However,...

  • Gartner SAM Tools Magic Quadrant & Critical Capabilities reports

    Gartner this week published their first ever research into the SAM Tools marketplace and the results are a mix of surprises and expectations. It is great for the industry to see some focus from Gartner on the SAM marketplace. Overall this should help SAM professionals and tools vendors...