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Category: Software Asset Management

Articles

  • Market Guide – Free Inventory Tools

    Interested in finding out what’s running on your network but don’t have budget? Or maybe you’d like to verify the inventory your primary paid-for tool is providing? If so a good option is to deploy a free inventory tool. Modern tools and protocols can provide you...

  • Frictionless SaaS – Trends for 2019

    SaaS Subscription Management vendor Blissfully have published their SaaS Trends report for 2019. This report is based on aggregated and anonymised data from their customers and provides a number of fascinating insights into the SaaS market. You can download the report here The report...

  • Software Uninstall Forensics

    This article has been contributed by Alex Cojocaru, Senior Advisor, at Ernst & Young.  As Software Asset Management (SAM) professionals one of our main focus areas is managing the installed software. We want to know how the installed software reconciles with the available software...

  • Equifax and cybersecurity – a deep dive

    Equifax, one of the largest credit agencies in the US, was the subject of a hack in 2017 that left over 148 million consumers affected. It was known at the time that the cause was an unpatched Apache Struts (an open source framework for building Java web apps) server in the Equifax...

  • Mailbag: What should the success criteria be for a SAM project?

    An ITAM Review reader writes: “I would like to set up a list of success criteria for a SAM project. Do you have any documentation around this that you can share with me?” Generic criteria, generic outcome If you create a generic list, you’ll get a generic outcome. You’ll be...

  • State of ITAM survey results, 10 years of ITAM Review

    Thank you to everyone that took the time to complete our “State of ITAM” community survey last month. This article shares some of the preliminary results based on the first 150 responses. The survey is still open, so if you wish to share your views please do so here: https://www.itassetmanagement.net/2018/10/02/community-survey/ 10...

  • Open Source databases to cloud vendors – get forked!

    Open Source software vendors are starting to fight back at what they perceive to be the misuse of their products by global cloud providers. Sick of other companies using freely available software to make money, certain vendors have introduced to license types to put a stop to it. Redis Redis...

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