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ITAM Review SAM Tools Universe 2016
Use discount code “December2016” to get 60% off the SAM Tools Universe report published by The ITAM Review. Offer expires 31st December 2016. Buy here. The normal price is £299.00, the end of year discount means access to this independent research on SAM tools for only ~ £120.00. Offer expires 31st December 2016. The ITAM Review SAM Tools Universe 2016 “An independent assessment of leading...

ITAM Review Reader Survey

Please help us shape our content for 2017
Please help us shape our content for 2017 To ensure we continue to provide content that is current and relevant. Please complete our ITAM Review reader survey. The survey is completely anonymous and helps us shape our plans for 2017. Click the link below to complete the survey and share your feedback. READER SURVEY Planning is underway for 2017 and input from ITAM industry professionals like you is...

2016 SAM Tools Universe

Assessment criteria and weighting for the SAM Tools Universe
I am pleased to announce the publication of our ‘2016 SAM Tools Universe‘ report, an independent assessment of leading SAM tools for large enterprises. It has taken us the best part of eight months to compile the research, sorry for the delay. Starting in February and originally planned for a June 2016 publication, the project was delayed due to a) the limited time of the vendors participating,...

Nominees announced for ITAM Review 2016 Excellence Awards

2016-Excellence-Awards
The ITAM Review Excellence Awards 2016, 25th November, Crowne Plaza, Reading, UK. The ITAM Review Excellence Awards return for 2016, and I’m delighted to share that we’ve received double the amount of nominations as last year, with over 200 nominations from 25 countries. Building on the success of our 2015 Awards, our quest continues to shine a light on innovation and excellence in the ITAM market: “The...

ServiceNow & ITAM (Azure, ServiceNow Plug-ins call for participants)

Reassuringly Expensive?
Cloud Management – How management of Azure fits within the ServiceNow portfolio (CLICK TO ENLARGE) ServiceNow adds management of Azure Yesterday, ServiceNow announced support for Microsoft Azure within their cloud management platform. This is incremental to existing coverage for Amazon and VMware web services and applies to ServiceNow customers owning the ‘ServiceWatch’ suite and orchestration...

ITAM Review Forum Progress Report: 62 Questions, 237 Answers

Most popular categories on the ITAM Review Forum
Most popular categories on the ITAM Review Forum We launched a new forum at the start of the year, this is a quick update on progress so far. As we stated in January, it can be anonymous if you want it to be, tagged and moderated. It also features rating so the good stuff rises to the top. Thank you to everyone that has contributed so far. ITAM Review Forum Performance 62 Questions 241 Answers 173...

ITAM Review Excellence Awards 2016

2016 awards
Request for Nominations – 2016 Excellence Awards   Which companies, products, services or individuals are leading and pushing the industry forward in 2016?   Back for our second year in support of Sebastian’s Action Trust, The ITAM Review Excellence Awards celebrates the achievements of the true pioneers in the ITAM industry. We’re looking to shine a light on ITAM professionals, service...

ITAM Review Research & Events Plan for 2016

ITAM Review plans for 2016
ITAM Review plans for 2016 We’ve got a lot planned in 2016. This is a quick round up of our plans for research, reviews and events for the year. Research Projects Independent open research projects covering the ITAM market. The role of the big four audit firms in the software industry (in conjunction with the Campaign for Clear Licensing) Software vendor audit activity –  revisiting...

Call for participants: Enterprise SAM Tools Review

SAM-MARKET-LEADER
Who is the current market leader for SAM tools for large enterprises? This is a call for tool manufacturers to participate in our independent assessment of the Enterprise SAM tools market. We are well overdue a market-wide comparison of SAM tools. We last did a comprehensive comparison of SAM tools in 2011. See ‘Market Synopsis for Enterprise SAM Tools 2011‘. In comparison to our recent...

Introducing the ITAM Review 12 Box Training Course

Introducing-12-box-training-course
I am very pleased to announce a brand new FREE training course from the ITAM Review. View the video below for a quick overview: 12 Box Training – 3 Minute Video Introduction View the video directly on YouTube here. Introduction – A new qualification for ITAM Review readers The 12 Box Training and Assessment Programme is a year long educational course based on the ITAM Review’s 12 Box...

Getting your ITAM questions answered

Getting your ITAM questions answered
Getting your ITAM questions answered At The ITAM Review, we come across a wide range of IT Asset Management professionals, covering the full spectrum of experience. Within our community of contributors and visitors, you’re rubbing shoulders with experienced ITAM practitioners, industry analysts and commentators, and those who may have been assigned their first ITAM project. Where do you go when you...

How to beat Azure and AWS sprawl?

Readers tell me Azure and AWS sessions face the same sprawl challenges as virtual machines or really useful apps
Readers tell me Azure and AWS sessions face the same sprawl challenges as virtual machines or really useful apps How readily are organisations adopting cloud-computing platforms such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS? What are the blockers to adopting this kind of elastic computing resource? I’m keen to know how our readers are getting on with Azure and AWS: Readers tell me Azure and AWS sessions...

Oracle Database License Management Verification Standard V1.0

An independent verification for Oracle license management
An independent verification for Oracle license management Back in April last year we published a comparison of five SAM tools with Oracle License Management capabilities (See: Oracle License Management Group Test – The Results). This previous group test above was based on a questionnaire completed by participating vendors and an online briefing to quiz vendors on their capabilities. For 2016,...

SAM MSP Group Test 2015 – The Results

SAM-MSP-Results
We are pleased to publish our 2015 review of worldwide SAM Managed Service Providers. Download the full report below (no registration required): https://www.itassetmanagement.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/SAM-MSP-2015-Group-Test-15th-October-2015_FINAL.pdf Continued Interest in SAM MSPs There is considerable interest in ITAM managed services, although the market is very much in it’s infancy. The...

12 Box Sample Output

12-Box-Heatmap
A common question we have received regarding our 12 Box ITAM Maturity Assessment is: “What does the output of the assessment look like?” I have included a few screenshots below. In a nutshell, as a result of completing the assessment: Each organization receives a heat-map which highlights scores against each area Each area is then broken down into the competency areas we would expect in...