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  • Technology Review: Miradore

    This is an independent review of Miradore. AT A GLANCE Founded in 2006 with headquarters in Finland, Miradore is a provider of IT Asset Management (ITAM) solutions enabling organisations to manage their IT assets throughout their lifecycle. This review takes a look at the core capabilities,...

  • Reader Survey & BCS CMSG Annual Conference

    Research from 2011 – ITAM vs. ITSM I have been asked to present at the BCS Configuration Management annual conference on the 10th June. For my presentation I would like to explore the ITAM profession, ITAM teams and ITAM’s relation to other parts of the business. Back in 2011...

  • Process of the Month – Joiners, Movers and Leavers Process

    CMDB is a golden source Sometimes within Software Asset Management we become so focused on producing an audit and reconciliation report, that we miss the bigger picture in taking state data and converting it into a tangible business decision.  One such area often overlooked is that...

  • Peer Review : JDisc Discovery

    Peer Reviews – ITAM Review readers sharing their opinions on ITAM tools, technology and services. This product review has been written by three ITAM Review readers. Our thanks to R Josey, Stephen B and R Ogilvie for taking the time to share their views on JDisc Discovery. Our reviewers...

  • Software Asset Management – Tips From The Trenches (Part 2)

    Remember you are not alone! Welcome back! Following on from my previous post, here are my next top tips for Software Asset Management. Tip 3: Read the EULA! The EULA, or End User License Agreement is that little box that pops up as you are installing a shiny new program or app. It...

  • How SKU catalogues save time and money

    What do people mean when they refer to a ‘SKU Catalogue’ for license management? In this article I hope to demonstrate why organizations utilise SKU catalogues, the difference between SKU catalogues and software recognition and the business value to SAM practitioners. Shopping...

  • How to Build Your ITAM Roadmap

    How to Build Your ITAM Roadmap This article has been contributed by Mara Zeldin of Alsbridge. REGISTER FOR THE ITAM REVIEW NEWSLETTER TO DOWNLOAD THIS GUIDE AS A PDF. Introduction  If you are like most IT professionals today you are under constant pressure to reduce costs. After...

  • How Well is ITAM Integrated into ITSM?

    Back in August I conducted a survey into how ITAM is integrated into ITSM. Thank you to all those who took the time to participate. I believe there is a great opportunity to bring ITAM and ITSM closer together for mutual benefit. This survey asked how ITAM was positioned within the...

  • Introducing Martin Chalkley

    It is with great pleasure that I welcome Martin Chalkley to The ITAM Review. There is a real thirst for knowledge and guidance in the IT Asset Management market and we have seen increased demand for our no-nonsense vendor neutral consulting. Martin joins as Analyst to offer specialist...