The ITAM Review

News, reviews and resources for worldwide ITAM, SAM and Licensing professionals.

Category: Software Asset Management

Articles

  • 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...

  • Market Guide – Office 365 Optimisation

    April’s Market Guide looks at options for Office 365 optimisation. With Microsoft becoming the single largest SaaS provider it is likely that they will be the first enterprise-wide SaaS vendor IT Asset Managers need to get to grips with. Salesforce and Adobe may have been the...

  • How Netflix over-deployed 10,000 instances in Amazon AWS

    A Twitter thread by a Netflix engineer gives a great insight into some of the intricacies of cloud – in this case Amazon AWS – and how even those who know what they’re doing don’t always get it right! Background The engineer tells us that most deployments at Netflix use...

FREE DOWNLOAD

GUIDE TO Enterprise SaaS Management

2020 WHITE PAPER

This guide offers a comprehensive overview of Enterprise SaaS Management and discusses the key points of focus for this discipline.