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  • Getting to know: Micro Focus

    Image by StockSnap from Pixabay We all often talk about the “Big 4” Tier 1 vendors – Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, IBM – but more and more, increasing amounts of attention must be paid some of the smaller vendors. Often referred to as “Tier 2” vendors, they include software...

  • Quest software audit goes to court

    In December 2019, Fairview Health Services, a non-profit organisation, informed Quest that they wouldn’t be renewing support for their “Active Roles” licenses; this move seemingly prompted Quest to launch an audit. The reconciliation summary from Quest found the customer to...

  • COVID-19: Won’t someone think of the vendors?

    2020 has been tough globally – on businesses of all types – but won’t someone think of the vendors?  When it comes to planning your next 12 – 24 months, it’s important to consider the impact on software vendors and how this might ultimately impact you, their customers. Won’t...

  • 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...

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