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  • Red vs Blue, why Red Hat acquisition may revolutionise IBM

    Image Credit: Robert Couse-Baker 2018 is shaping up to be the Year of Open Source as industry giants scramble to invest in the software and infrastructure powering modern applications. This year has already seen Microsoft acquire Github and donate many of its patents to the Open Invention...

  • IBM Licensing Essentials training added to LISA

    I’m pleased to announce that our IBM Licensing Essentials training course is now live and available to LISA subscribers. LISA is our on-demand online training from The ITAM Review. Eric Chiu delivering our on-demand IBM Licensing Essentials course on the LISA platform The IBM Licensing...

  • Using Pizza to explain IBM Sub-Capacity

    Using Pizza to explain IBM Sub Capacity By Mark Feinman – Siwel Consulting My wife is a very smart woman, but when it comes to explaining to her what I do in IT, I might as well be speaking another language. And so it went when I was trying to describe to her the difference between...

  • Proactive SAM is the perfect antidote to cloud blackmail

    In this podcast I was joined by Eric, Richard and Nico to discuss the software market ahead of our audit defence workshop in Amsterdam on the 12th April. Further info here. Podcast Guests Eric Chiu, HW Fisher Richard Spithoven, b-lay Nico Blokland, In2SAM Left to Right (Richard,...

  • Secret IT Manager: Our IBM Audit Experience

    Firstly, apologies for not writing an article in so long; we’ve been extremely busy dealing with a recent IBM ‘review’. We learnt an awful lot during and post review, and I wanted to share my experiences with you. Obviously, I’m going to keep a number of details secret and...

  • IBM Cost Optimization Seminar, 4th November, London AM

    In a period where businesses are running after savings, 30% of IBM’s annual spend was contributed to by audit penalties alone, more than 25% of IBM software licences owned by businesses remain unused and over 50% of IBM software spend is on maintaining the software, offering...

  • Software Licensing in Academic Environments

    Software licensing for academic environments is different to corporate organisations as vendors want young people to use their software from an early age. They believe that this will lead to future usage or sales in the future as the user has been using the software since they were...

  • Prioritising your Software Licensing Risks

    Introduction All organisations face risks with their software licenses. Some enterprise organisations will have hundreds of thousands of different applications and thousands of different software vendors installed within their environment. It is therefore unrealistic to make the ITAM...

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