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Articles

  • Engaging IT Security Operations in your ITAM Programme

    This article is the third of a four part series by AJ Witt of ITAM Review written in collaboration with ServiceNow’s Ryan Wood-Taylor & Peter Beruk. The series outlines how a strategic ITAM practice will deliver enhanced business value through creation of strategic stakeholder...

  • Nike hit back at Quest

    We saw a few weeks ago that Quest Software have taken Nike to court over their refusal to settle up for license non-compliance discovered during an audit (article here). Nike have submitted a counter claim and it is full of very interesting details, many of which can apply to the...

  • Just Do It – not a good SAM strategy

    Quest Software are suing Nike, according to court documents filed on April 24, 2018. This is another case of an audit shortfall dispute making its way to the courtroom. Who are Quest Software? Quest Software are perhaps best known for their Toad database management tools. Founded...

  • How not to engage in a Microsoft Audit

    Microsoft are suing Community Health Systems (CHS), a Fortune 500 company based in Franklin, Tennessee, USA, for alleged copyright infringement and breach of contract. What’s the issue? The court docket from the Central Court of Tennessee Middle District Court says: “on or about...

  • Challenging Vendor Audit Costs

    Our organisation has recently gone through a lot of change – we have been bought out by a much larger organisation and are now a division that is being incorporated into a large, enterprise organisation. Whilst this is an exciting time for us, it has also been extremely challenging. The...

  • Oracle Cloud as a commercial solution

    In this video, Richard Spithoven of b.lay explains what audit trends he is seeing in the market from Oracle, the most common compliance issues, Oracle’s licensing policies around VM Ware and Java. Richard will be speaking at both our UK and USA conferences on day two covering...

  • Increasing your chances of a favourable audit settlement

    In this video, Brian Ross Global Audit Director of Veritas Technologies, talks to us about increasing your chances of a favourable audit settlement by maintaining a positive and productive relationship with your vendor. Brian explains that the key is to involve all internal...

  • Oracle cloud growth built on sand

    The ITAM Review Podcast: Episode 20 Sanj Santora, TmaxSoft In this podcast I speak with Sanj Sanotra from TmaxSoft. Sanj (an ex-Oracle LMS auditor) and I talk about his experiences at Oracle. Sanj suggests that the majority of Oracle’s current cloud sales in the UK are offered as...

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