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  • Our thoughts on the Citrix acquisition & TIBCO merger

    Citrix, the ubiquitous virtualization company, is to be acquired for $16.5 billion by “Vista Equity Partners” and “Evergreen Coast Capital” – the latter being an affiliate of “Elliott Investment Management”. The fact Citrix have been acquired isn’t a surprise… I’ve...

  • Take our free Audit Defence Maturity Assessment

    The ITAM Review is delighted to announce the availability of our free Audit Defence Maturity Assessment, presented in conjunction with Scott & Scott LLP. Being audit-ready is vitally important for ITAM teams in order to protect their organisations from time-consuming and expensive...

  • What is a software audit? four types explained

    Whiteboard Wednesday Episode 4: What is a software audit? four types explained. Whiteboard Wednesday is me, a whiteboard and learning about all things IT Asset Management (ITAM), every Wednesday! This week we explore four types of software audit. https://youtu.be/0ouOSTiMEhM Please...

  • 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...

  • Community Survey: Software Publisher Audits during COVID-19

    Software Publisher Audits during COVID-19 Have software publisher audits stepped up as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak? Auditing customers is a tried and tested means of generating revenue for software publishers during a downturn – but has the threat of audits materialised?...

  • LogMeIn – to increased audit risk?

    LogMeIn may be familiar to you as a provider of remote support access software across the internet. What may be less well-known is that they also own GoToMeeting (web-conferencing) (formerly a Citrix offering) and LastPass (password and credential management). LogMeIn announced on...

  • 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

    Image by Thomas Breher from Pixabay 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,...