The ITAM Review

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Category: Software Asset Management

Articles

  • How to Use COVID Cost Cutting to Make ITAM More Strategic

    This article was written by AJ Witt, ITAM Review and Kim Weins, VP of Cloud Strategy, Flexera. As the pandemic and the resulting economic slowdown begin to ripple through a wide swathe of industries, companies are seeking  to tighten IT spend for 2020 and beyond.  Software asset...

  • Community Survey: Software Publisher Audits during COVID-19

    Software Publisher Audits during COVID-19 Have software publisher audits stepped up as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak? Auditing customers is a tried and tested means of generating revenue for software publishers during a downturn – but has the threat of audits materialised?...

  • Podcast episode 86: All about cloud

    Public Cloud aka Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) plays a part in most roles within a business – ITAM, architects, finance, security, CFO, CIO etc. – and continues to grow in importance. I talked to Damien Juillard, COO of SamBox.io/Elee, about some of the challenges posed...

  • ServiceNow “Paris” & Hardware Asset Management

    ServiceNow continue to expand their ITAM portfolio with the announcement of enhanced Hardware Asset Management capabilities, coming in their “Paris” release in September. Alongside this, SAM Pro customers will also see improvements to Oracle, SAP, & SaaS license management....

  • Mastering ITAM in Complex Environments

    This article is a collaboration between AJ Witt of The ITAM Review and Dean Bolton, Co-founder & Chief Architect of LicenseFortress. In it, we explore the challenges around licensing highly complex environments and how to approach these to minimise risk, reduce cost, and maintain...

  • LogMeIn – to increased audit risk?

    LogMeIn may be familiar to you as a provider of remote support access software across the internet. What may be less well-known is that they also own GoToMeeting (web-conferencing) (formerly a Citrix offering) and LastPass (password and credential management). LogMeIn announced on...

  • The CIO’s Guide to saving $4000 per employee annually

    This article has been co-authored with Dusan Omercevic, CEO & Founder of Cleanshelf  Executive Summary New research4 indicates that SaaS spending is topping $13k per employee per year. Of that spend, around $4k is wasted. This article outlines how strong stakeholder relationships...

  • Dear Microsoft, please stop abusing the word “SAM”

    I met with Patama Chantaruck back in 2017, former global Microsoft SAM lead, who was honest enough to admit that Microsoft had confused their customers and partners, using the word SAM to represent soft audits and compliance reviews. “…and it was clear she was well aware of how...

  • ITIL4 – how it influences Software Asset Management practices

    Version 4 of the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL4) was released in Q1 in 2019. This article, from guest contributor James Jones, looks at how ITIL4 influences software asset management practices. ITIL4 Basics ITIL is a framework that describes best practices both...

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