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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

  • Another six aim for Open Source licensing fix

    Microsoft, SAP, SUSE, Cisco, CA, and HPE have joined an initiative to help combat open source licensing difficulties; reducing the penalties forinadvertent non-compliance with open source license terms. What’s it all about? The GNU General Public License (GPL) is one of the most...

  • GitHub Open Source licensing tool

    GitHub, the online home of over 20 million developers, have open-sourced “Licensed” – their own, internal tool for managing Open Source licenses. What does it do? This tool is aimed at helping developers work towards compliance with the license terms of Open Source dependencies...

  • A three step, risk based approach to team building

    This article is the third of a four part series by Martin Thompson of The ITAM Review and Hugh Skingley of Livingstone. The series explores Building the Business Case for SAM Managed Services. Part One – explores cost considerations for technology implementation in the article:...

  • The Perils of Partial SAM

    This article has been contributed by David Chamberlain of License Dashboard Software Compliance plays a leading role in both ITAM and SAM, with business decisions made and risks mitigated on its very calculation. Inaccuracies on either side of the compliance equation – that is,...

  • Oracle on VMWare: What to know

    Many companies use VMware as their virtualization technology. Many companies use Oracle as their database technology. It’s great that the two co-exist so well, making everyone’s lives that bit easier. If only! Running Oracle in a VMware environment can be confusing, illogical...

  • The definitive guide to Oracle on VMware – Webinar

    Licensing Oracle in a VMware environment can be full of risks and requires deep understanding and careful planning to ensure compliance. Join Rich Gibbons, Microsoft Licensing Analyst from The ITAM Review and Richard Spithoven of B-lay on this interactive webinar –  ‘The...

  • Why do organizations use SAM Managed Service Providers?

    This article is the second of a four part series by Martin Thompson of ITAM Review and Hugh Skingley of Livingstone. The series explores Building the Business Case for SAM Managed Services.  Part One – explores cost considerations for technology implementation in the article...

  • How to establish accountability for cloud spend

    Many ITAM Review readers are yet to get a handle on cloud spend and lack a definitive cloud procurement strategy This article has been contributed by Bali Kuchipudi of SoftwareONE.  How to establish accountability for cloud spend We all know that the cloud has vastly changed how...