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  • Oracle Licensing can be tough, so let’s lighten the mood!

    For information on our next Oracle event taking place in New York please click here Oracle licensing can be a heavy subject! We are all aware that Oracle licensing proves to be one of the most complex and hard to understand licensing structures out there. It is one of the most talked...

  • Office 365 licensing restrictions push Reed towards Google Apps

    The technology landscape is shifting all the time with changes being brought about by virtualization, mobility and cloud. With this dynamism and force for change in mind, I was particularly interested to speak this week to Mark Ridley, head of technology at the UK job site Reed.co.uk...

  • Why SAM Needs to Focus on Cloud

    "Migrating expensive, server software to shared services and cloud based infrastructure without a proper understanding of the risks involved will cost enterprises millions of dollars." Microsoft WPC (Worldwide Partner Conference) was held in July. I was delighted to be asked...

  • Review: 1E AppClarity & Shopping

    This independent review of AppClarity and Shopping from 1E is part of our 2012 SAM Tools Review. See all participants and terms of the review here. Executive Summary Elevator Pitch AppClarity – Plug-in for SCCM for automatic reclaim of unused software. Shopping – Enterprise...

  • Not on Twitter? 8 Excellent Resources You Might Have Missed

    The following nuggets of IT Management wisdom were delivered via twitter. Free Gartner Tutorial – How to Set Up Software Asset Management Directions On Microsoft Newsletter Volume Licensing from Microsoft Windows XP Market Share Increases in January 7 Excellent Virtualization Infographics BMC...

  • IT Asset Naming Conventions

    Nir Dvir This article has been contributed by Nir Dvir – an IT Manager and blogger. This article aims to provide a common set of guidelines for handling large numbers of records in your IT environment.  Applying naming conventions to IT records such as usernames, computer names,...

  • Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (AIS) Quick Overview

    What is Microsoft AIS? Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0 : A hosted service provided by Microsoft Users install an agent on machines which reports back over the internet Microsoft’s servers store the inventory data and provide software recognition Users can compare inventory...

  • ITAM SaaS Trends

    There have been a few discussions on LinkedIn recently regarding ITAM SaaS. That is, ITAM software and services delivered as a service via the internet. Delivering an ITAM tool via the web is not a new concept but I believe it is definitely gaining traction.