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Tag: auditing

Articles

  • Proactive SAM vs. Auditors

    One of the most asked questions that we, at The ITAM Review, get asked is “How can I prevent being audited?”. The answer is always the same – you can’t. The best thing any organisation can do is being ‘audit ready’. Being ‘audit ready’ requires a proactive SAM estate,...

  • Process of the Month – SAM Process Review Process

    Establishing a SAM framework can take a mammoth effort In the final process of the month, we have a process that is all too often missed but can be as vital as the audit and reconciliation process itself, and that is the SAM Process Review Process.  Establishing a SAM framework can...

  • Effective self audits

    Audit response best practice recommends a Single Point of Contact (SPOC) [Not to be confused with SPOCK!]In today’s IT world, software publishers are constantly looking at alternative streams of income and protecting their intellectual property.  There are a handful of methods...

  • IAITAM Preview: Audit Defense – What Every CIO Should Know

    Bernhard Boehler Ahead of the IAITAM Spring Conference taking place in Las Vegas, April 28 – May 1, I interviewed Bernhard Boehler, Co-founder and CEO at Aspera, about his presentation  “Audit Defense – What Every CIO Should Know”. In just a few words, tell us what it...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • KPMG: Compelling Events That Bolster The Business Case for SAM

    Piggybacking Other Projects to Support SAM This article has been contributed by Phil Gillett, Senior Manager in the Software Licensing and Asset Management team at KPMG. How do you spot compelling events within an organization that might lead to a business case for SAM, asks Phil...

  • Using True-Up Data to Build SAM Momentum

    This is another article for beginners (See the others in the series here). We discussed in ‘Our Software Licensing Is a Mess – Where do we Start?’ that we ought to use the 80/20 rule to select a low number of specific software vendors to focus on first. On the basis that by...