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  • ITAM industry news June 2020: IBM, NetApp, Apple, and VMware

    There is always something happening somewhere and keeping track of it all can be, to say the least, difficult! Our ITAM industry news round ups aim to cover some of the important and interesting developments you may have missed, to help keep you informed and up-to-date. June saw...

  • VMware Contracts Deconstructed: Order of Precedence

    This article on VMware contracts was contributed by Barry Pilling, Managing Partner at Cortex Consulting.   A comment on my previous article regarding VMware’s CPU metric change has prompted some thought – and this post. It was a great point about VMware contracts and...

  • Customer wins Micro Focus software audit battle

    Earlier this year, we covered a software audit legal case between Micro Focus and their customer Express Scripts and, having read through some of the court documents, there are some enlightening points to look through. It’s great that the customer took the win but first let’s...

  • IBM ILMT & Windows Server 2008: Friends no more

    This article was written by Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review and Eric Chiu, Managing Director, FisherITS. IBM sub-capacity licensing allows you to license IBM software for less than the full physical capacity of your servers i.e. only the virtual cores running IBM applications instead of...

  • AutoDesk licensing changes in 2020

    More Autodesk licensing changes are coming. As part of their long-term strategy to change the buying habits of their customers, and shift them to software subscriptions, AutoDesk have announced further changes to their product line-up, pricing, and promotions. Maintenance and subscriptions Maintenance...

  • Free software offers from vendors to help remote working

    During the international Coronavirus outbreak, there are various free software offers from many vendors, to help organisations quickly adopt/expand remote working procedures. These vendors include: Microsoft Microsoft are offering Office 365 E1 free for 6 months – this includes...

  • SAP Digital Access Adoption Program (DAAP) set to expire

    April 2018 saw the introduction of SAP’s Digital Access (DA) – a new way to license potentially tricky Indirect Access situations. Then May 2019 saw the introduction of the “Digital Access Adoption Program” (DAAP) to help encourage organisations to move to the new program. Recap...

  • VMware CPU licensing metric change: What you need to know

    This article was contributed by Barry Pilling, Managing Partner at Cortex Consulting. In early February 2020, VMware announced a significant change to its long-serving CPU licence metric. This could have far-reaching consequences across all manner of enterprise IT estates, regardless...