ISO/IEC 19770-3 Quick Guide; leveraging -3 tags in contract negotiations

-3 Entitlement tags - when software entitlement can be read and processed by machines (Lower cost, less admin, more clarity)
ISO/IEC 19770-3 Entitlement tags – when software entitlement can be read and processed by machines (Lower cost, less admin, more clarity) In this podcast I speak with Jason Keogh of 1E, Editor of the ISO/IEC 19770-3 Standard to give us an update on -3. The new standard was published in April 2016, so what does it mean to ITAM and how can we make use of it? What is -3? From Wikipedia: “(-3)…provides...

Podcast Episode 26: The Audit Monitor role

The Audit Monitor Role
The Audit Monitor role – Managing responsibilities and project managing software audits – making sure the baton does’t get dropped. In this episode, recorded in September 2016, I was joined by Nico Blokland and Sean van Koutrik of In2SAM, a SAM specialist company from The Netherlands. Nico and Sean discuss how agile methodologies can be applied to SAM implementation and the professional...

Podcast Episode 25: Data quality, toasters and the internet of things

Internet of things
Is Internet of Things to ITAM what Outside IT is for ITSM? In this podcast I’m joined by Mike Jones at Airtrack and Dave Bowser at Raynet. We discuss the role of data quality in ITAM and the potential increase in scope for the ITAM market as more and more devices come online. Topics The role of data verification in modern ITAM – the business case and financial impact of bad data Where...

ITAM Review Podcast Episode 24: ITAM Futures

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Ahead of our US & UK Annual Conferences this Autumn, Martin Thompson speaks with three representatives from a few of our Sponsors in the ITAM market who are invested in the growth and futures of ITAM. Martin speaks with: Cathy Won, BDNA Peter Zerger, Cireson Martin Prendergast, Concorde ITAM Futures Topics covered: From admin function to strategic – are we there yet? The increased convergence...

Podcast: Episode 23 – All things SAP

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Podcast Episode 23: In this Podcast episode, I am joined by Patrick Dickinson, Senior Consultant at Aspera to discuss all things SAP. Podcast topics: About Secure Integration and Aspera Which team of an organisation deal with selling/ implementing SAP? What are the key things to look for when looking at SAP Licensing? Why do I need to invest in a SAP Management tool? The difference between SAP...

Podcast Episode 22: News Round

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In this Podcast, Martin Thompson is joined by Danny Begg, SAM Technical Specialist at HRG and Rory Canavan, Owner at SAM Charter to discuss the all things ITAM and the latest news in the industry. Danny Begg Rory Canavan Topics Covered: Computing: Oracle accused of ‘improper accounting’ in attempt to pump-up cloud sales. Rich Gibbons on LinkedIn: Microsoft retires the Volume Licensing and SAM...

Oracle cloud growth built on sand

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The ITAM Review Podcast: Episode 20 Sanj Santora, TmaxSoft In this podcast I speak with Sanj Sanotra from TmaxSoft. Sanj (an ex-Oracle LMS auditor) and I talk about his experiences at Oracle. Sanj suggests that the majority of Oracle’s current cloud sales in the UK are offered as a resolution to audit settlements. I.e. Oracle says we’ll make that audit nastiness go away if you buy our cloud. Oracle...

Proactive SAM is the perfect antidote to cloud blackmail

Cloud blackmail
In this podcast I was joined by Eric, Richard and Nico to discuss the software market ahead of our audit defence workshop in Amsterdam on the 12th April. Further info here. Podcast Guests Eric Chiu, HW Fisher Richard Spithoven, b-lay Nico Blokland, In2SAM Left to Right (Richard, Nico, Eric and Martin) Cloud Blackmail and other Dirty Tricks  Proactive SAM, the perfect antidote for cloud blackmail...

Podcast: Second Hand Software Licensing

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In this Podcast Martin Thompson of The ITAM Review is joined by two ITAM professionals who share their knowledge and experience with regards to Second Hand Software. They are: Christiaan Murphy – Software Category Manager, CGI Tomas O’Leary – CEO, Origina Podcast topics: What is second hand software? Where can I go to find second hand software? Examples of the secondary use...

Podcast Episode 14: Office365, Unbundling Microsoft, Monetizing Mobility

Unbundling Microsoft product options
Unbundling Microsoft product options In this podcast I was joined by some great experts who share their opinions on Microsoft. Tim Hegedus, Miro Consulting Mike Austin, Method 180 Sumin Chen, Belarc Peter Beruk, 1E Kevin Suckow, SoftwareOne Mandi Sue Bleau, Flexera Software This is our third podcast on Microsoft and follows similar discussions on Microsoft Virtualisation and Microsoft in the Datacentre. In...

Podcast: Managing Microsoft in the Datacentre

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Managing Microsoft within the Datacentre This is the second in the series of podcasts on Microsoft Licensing. In this Podcast we are joined by 3 professionals who will be sharing their knowledge and experience with regards to tackling Microsoft Licensing in the Datacentre: Leigh Martin of Snow Software Mandi Sue Bleau of Flexera Software Mathias Knops of Aspera During this Podcast we will be covering: Where...

Podcast: World class ITAM at The Hershey Company

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The Hershey Company, $NYSE: HSY, 13,000 employees, 80 brands, $7BN Revenue I was invited to present at SHI’s SAM event in New Jersey back in April. During one of the interactive workshops I was fortunate to meet Rick Lacey, Global IT Asset Manager at the Hershey Company. Rick very kindly joined me on a call to share his experiences. World Class ITAM I consider what Rick and his team are doing...

Podcast Episode 11 – Introduction to Microsoft Virtualisation

An introduction to Microsoft Virtualisation
ITAM Review Podcast Episode 11: An introduction to Microsoft Virtualisation In this podcast I was joined by Mathias Knops of Aspera and Robert Paton and Mark Hobson from Concorde to discuss Microsoft Virtualisation.  Topics covered in this podcast: How Microsoft software can be virtualised / types of virtual environments What to watch out for when virtualising Microsoft Building systems to manage...

Podcast Episode 10: Doing SAM on the cheap

Can SAM be done on the cheap?
Can SAM be done on the cheap? In this Episode David and I are joined by Rory Canavan of SAM Charter and Paul Immergluck of Anglepoint.  We discuss ‘Doing SAM on the cheap’ and managing software as an asset when you have no budget. The blog articles referred to in the podcast can be found here: The lean approach to getting started with ITAM 17 lean ITAM projects to launch your ITAM practice

Podcast Episode 9 – A view from IT Procurement

The four stakeholders required for effective software buying
In this episode I speak with Christiaan Murphy of SoftwareSpend.com on a view from IT Procurement. Christiaan Murphy, SoftwarSpend.com Topics covered in this podcast: SoftwareSpend.com IT Procurement Cycles How IT Procurement interacts with ITAM The four key stakeholders in buying software effectively When shelfware is a good thing Procurement funnels and cost saving leads The four stakeholders...