Webinar: What every Asset Manager should know about Virtualization

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About This Event

On 23rd February 2017, The ITAM Review is bringing you the first webinar in a series of free online training focusing on ‘ITAM in the Cloud Era’. Throughout the course of the year, the webinars will delve into topics such as Cloud, Hardware Asset Management, Licensing and Strategic ITAM and SAM.

This webinar will be presented live by Martin Thompson (featuring Christof Beaupoil of Aspera) on Thursday 23rd February 2017 at 4pm GMT.

If you missed the live session or enrolled late… No problem, the session is recorded for on-demand playback.


What every Asset Manager should know about Virtualization

Learning Objectives:

  • Terms and key principles in virtualization
  • Identifying potential risks in virtual environments
  • Common license restrictions in virtual environments

The following virtualization terms will be explained during this webinar:

Hardware virtualization, Virtual Machines, Hosts, Hypervisor, Desktop Virtualization, VDI, Thin client, Fat clients, terminal services, user virtualization, storage virtualization, clusters, containers, sub-capacity and partitioning.



To watch the live session or on playback



Who Should Attend

  • CIO’s
  • Senior IT Decision Makers
  • IT Asset Managers
  • Software Asset Managers
  • Software Licensing Specialists
  • IT Procurement Professionals

Why You Should Attend

  • Cost – The Webinar is FREE.
  • Convenience -You can participate in the webinar from a location of your choosing.  No travelling/ travel costs involved.
  • Interaction – You have the opportunity to communicate and ask questions with the presenter and peers.


  • Introduction to Virtualization Concepts
  • Types of Virtualization explained
  • Virtualization and software licensing
  • Risks with virtualization
  • Virtualization and the cloud


Martin Thompson, Owner & Founder – The ITAM Review

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource and community for worldwide ITAM professionals.

Martin is an independent ITAM consultant for organizations seeking independent guidance on ITAM strategy or ITAM tool selection. Martin also reviews tools, technology and services in the ITAM market.

On a voluntary basis Martin is the Chief Agitator at the Campaign for Clear Licensing, a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the SAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770 and board member of Free ICT Europe which supports the ICT secondary market.


Christof Beaupoil, Senior Advisor & Co-founder – Aspera

As Co-founder of Aspera, Christof has over 17 years’ experience in Software Asset Management for large organizations. He heads projects and consulting using his extensive knowledge about risk management, process design, project management, global and enterprise-wide rollouts, and training. Christof has successfully led numerous SAM projects for international corporations in industries including: healthcare, chemicals, telecommunications, manufacturing, automotive, insurance, banking, and finance. Christof studied mechanical engineering and information technology at RWTH Aachen, one of the most prestigious universities in Germany, and is a certified ITIL Foundation and Licensing Specialist.


Testimonials & Reviews

This was a great webinar — very informative. I am looking forward to the other 11 modules!’

‘Very well pitched, i.e. middle of the road to be understandable for beginners as well as for people with experience in the field. Looking forward to the next module’

‘I thought this module was well organized and well presented, bringing together some key points about how to get the ITAM ball rolling and to keep it rolling. I look forward to next month’s module’.

‘Really good & interactive’

‘Great presentation! Thanks so much for putting these together. I look forward to next month!!’

‘Thanks this is well-aimed and helped me to think about next steps I should be taking’.

‘The session was very informative with excellent examples’