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Category: Software Asset Management

Articles

  • 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...

  • Wisdom UK 2019: A recap on our latest ITAM event

    Last month (June), we held Wisdom UK 2019 – the first conference under our new name “Wisdom” and, word to the wise, it was fantastic. I said in the recap of our recent USA conference that the bar had been set high – and this conference went right over it! The Brits...

  • 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...

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