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  • The Pros and Cons of Subscription Licensing

    User-based subscription licensing increases the difficulty for piracy Over the last few years software licensing has shifted from predominately perpetual device-based licensing to user-based subscription licensing. Subscription licensing has also introduced us to the world of ‘token’-...

  • Process of the Month – Joiners, Movers and Leavers Process

    CMDB is a golden source Sometimes within Software Asset Management we become so focused on producing an audit and reconciliation report, that we miss the bigger picture in taking state data and converting it into a tangible business decision.  One such area often overlooked is that...

  • Oomnitza: IT Asset Management on your smartphone

    January marked the seventh anniversary of the launch of the iPhone. Looking back at the launch, it’s remarkable how many product features Steve Jobs announced that are now taken for granted; touch screen, multi-touch, large music library on your phone etc. One of the most transformative...

  • Asset Repository Assessment Criteria

    I will be reviewing Asset Repositories soon; the criteria below will shape our assessment of market leading Asset Repository vendors. What is Asset Management? Asset Management is a system for monitoring and managing things of value. Through the practice of Asset Management we can...

  • Peer Review: Atea Cloud-SAM

    Introduction Peer Reviews – ITAM Review readers sharing their opinions on ITAM tools, technology and services. This review of ATEA Cloud SAM has been written by three ITAM Review readers. Our thanks to Stephen B, K Fowler and Rory Canavan for taking the time to share their views. Our...

  • Managing Software as an Asset

    This is a chapter from a book entitled “Software Asset Management (SAM) ~ the first ninety days“. I plan to publish each chapter online before publishing the whole book as a low cost ebook or paperback. I welcome your feedback and criticism along the way. Please either...

  • What is Asset Management?

    This is a chapter from a book entitled “Software Asset Management (SAM) ~ the first ninety days“. I plan to publish each chapter online before publishing the whole book as a low cost ebook or paperback. I welcome your feedback and criticism along the way. Please either...

  • Dipping your toes into ITAM consulting water

    This article has been contributed by Kevin McGrew of AssetGurus. IT Asset Management consulting is an exercise in showing domain expertise to IT managers with no time, no budget and no tolerance for sales speak. Key to winning business is a familiarity with existing asset management...