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Articles

  • Playing Defense in the Audit Game

    What are the best data-sets to present to an auditor should they knock on your door? Ahead of the SAM Summit taking place in Chicago, 23-25 June, I chatted to Christof Beaupoil, Co-founder and President at Aspera Technologies. In this interview Christof shares his advice on audit...

  • Software Audit Code of Conduct [DRAFT]

    Updated 25th April 2014 – The first version of the Code of Conduct is now live here: http://www.clearlicensing.org/audit-code-conduct/ This code of conduct from the Campaign for Clear Licensing is a first draft. Please leave your comments or contact me to discuss any suggested...

  • How accurate is 100%?

    The GPS in the satnav of your car is able to tell you your location by listening to signals of satellites orbiting the earth. Your GPS won’t work with one satellite source; it typically needs four different satellite signals in order to provide a confident judgment of your location. Each...

  • ISACA issues new BYOD audit programmes

    ISACA has this month released news of more than 40 customisable IT audit/assurance programmes, which have been developed to help IT auditors who are facing increasing challenges brought about by “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) trends that occur as part of the so-called consumerisation...

  • Dissecting The Microsoft Audit Letter

    Software Licensing Advisors, Inc., have contributed an astute dissection and commentary of a recent Microsoft ‘Software Asset Management Review’ letter. For the layman not familiar with Mega-Vendor audit team lingo, ‘SAM Review’, ‘SAM Engagement’,...

  • What REALLY Happens During an Audit (Part 3 of 3)

    This is part three of a three part series. Read the first part here. This article has been contributed by Kylie Fowler. Regular columnist and Analyst at The ITAM Review. Once you have pulled the deployment and entitlement data together, it must be compared to identify if there are...

  • What REALLY Happens During an Audit (Part 2 of 3)

    This is part two of a three part series. Read the first part here. This article has been contributed by Kylie Fowler. Regular columnist and Analyst at The ITAM Review. Data Gathering On the face of it, an audit is simple. You establish what is deployed on your estate, you establish...

  • What REALLY Happens During an Audit (Part 1 of 3)

    This article has been contributed by Kylie Fowler. Regular columnist and Analyst at The ITAM Review. 1. I’ve had a request for an audit… what do I do now? Most audit requests come through as a letter or an email addressed to a senior manager or Officer of the company. If it doesn’t...

  • Software Compliance Guaranteed? [Straw Poll]

    Gartner mentioned an interesting concept in their April 2010 Marketscope for ITAM tools. In the section on Software License Compliance they state that some organisations view their ITAM program as an insurance policy against the threat of software audits (Invest fixed costs in one...