The ITAM Review

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

Category: Software Asset Management

Articles

  • 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...

  • Shortcuts to SAM Immaturity

    This article was prompted by a discussion with an ITAM Review reader, asking how they should maximise the value of an expensive tool deployment that wasn’t, as yet, delivering results.ITAM tools can be seen as a magic bullet for software asset management – buy the tool, install...

  • ILMT no longer a Get Out of Jail Free Card in IBM audits

    Don’t get caught in a trap, ensure you’re compliant This article has been contributed by Eric Chiu of H W Fisher’s IT Asset Consulting practice (FIAC) Customers can still be fined for violating IBM’s Sub-Capacity licensing terms even after deploying the ILMT tool....

  • Authorised Software install costs Maersk $300m

    At our UK Conference I called for SAM teams to forge strong ties with their colleagues in IT Security and Compliance. My session highlighted how we as SAM managers have much in common in terms of tools and processes with them. We are also seeing former pure-play IT Security vendors...