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Category: Software Asset Management

Articles

  • Call for speakers: Wisdom Australia 2019 & USA 2020

    Upcoming conferences With our conferences newly named “Wisdom”, November 2019 sees us head to Melbourne for our 3rd Australian conference, and then in March 2020 we’ll once again be at USF in St Petersburg, Florida for our 4th USA conference. We’re doing this call for...

  • IBM Mainframe licensing changes: what’s old is new

    Some of you may be surprised to learn that IBM mainframes are still a thing, while others will still have them as a key part of your infrastructure. In fact, according to Datacenter Knowledge, IBM mainframe sales increased 70% in 2017/18! Perhaps to continue this increase in sales...

  • Second-hand Software: Legalities & Business Models

    This article was written by Rich Gibbons of ITAM Review and Noel Unwin of Discount Licensing. In July 2012, the second-hand software market received a definitive answer from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) when it ruled that reselling intangible software was legal. The rights...

  • Pre-owned Software: Yes, it’s okay

    This article has been written by Rich Gibbons of ITAM Review and Michael Vilain of Relicense. The pre-owned software market has been around for longer than you think but is still very much in the growth stage. It exists primarily in the EU (and also Norway & Switzerland*) and...

  • Blockchain for Software License Management

    This article has been contributed by Alex Cojocaru, Senior Advisor, at Ernst & Young.  Could blockchain be a gamechanger for license validation and software license management? Since the emergence of mainstream computing, software copyright and licensing became the main practice...

  • How to co-create business value with Strategic ITAM

    This article is the first of a four part series by AJ Witt of ITAM Review written in collaboration with ServiceNow’s Ryan Wood-Taylor & Peter Beruk. The series outlines how a strategic ITAM practice will deliver enhanced business value through creation of strategic stakeholder...

  • Wisdom UK 2019 – Taking ITAM outside IT

    Our Wisdom UK 2019 conference theme is “Taking ITAM outside IT”. As industries, businesses, and roles continue to morph, modernise, and multiply – the world around ITAM looks significantly different than it once did. Gone are the days of IT’s central control and instead we...

  • Amazon AWS Cost Management features: A quick guide

    Amazon AWS is the market leader for IaaS, with an ever increasing number of companies spending a seemingly ever increasing amount on Amazon’s public cloud services – the most recent being reports that Apple spends $30,000,000 a month. Amazon AWS cloud cost management is key to...

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