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  • iQuate iQSonar for Inventory and Discovery

    This independent review is part of our Inventory and Discovery Tool Review. Executive Summary Elevator pitch Powerful agentless discovery for large and complex IT environments. Strengths Dynamic User Interface (UI). Everything is interactive and easy to use, and the information...

  • Certero AssetStudio for Inventory and Discovery

    This is an independent review of Certero AssetStudio for Inventory and Discovery. Executive Summary Elevator pitch Great all round inventory and discovery solution that can also be used for SAM and Systems Management. Strengths Customisable widgets for data graphs Very strong...

  • How do SAM managers spend their time?

    The SAM manager is embedded in SAM every day. They know what it entails. Their job can feel like an uphill struggle against numerous forces inside and outside the organization. As we all know, managing an organization’s licenses is no mean feat. It is a complex balancing act where...

  • How many machines, really?

    “Lack of visibility is the biggest challenge” The most common challenge we face when starting a new software / IT asset management project is obtaining reliable data on exactly how many assets we’re dealing with. Lack of visibility is the biggest challenge. In SAM/ITAM...

  • 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...

  • Review: BMC Footprints Inventory Manager and Compliance Manager

    This independent review of BMC Footprints Inventory Manager and Compliance Manager from BMC Software is part of our 2012 SAM Tools Review. See all participants and terms of the review here. Executive Summary Elevator Pitch A work in progress for SAM. All the foundation pieces...

  • 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...

  • Microsoft to discontinue AIS, Intune taking over

    "Intune to Handle Mobile Devices" This article has been contributed by Don Retallack, Analyst at Directions on Microsoft. Don analyzes and writes about Microsoft’s systems management and security offerings, including System Center and Forefront products. Intune Update...

  • Scalable Software Offer Free Cloud Based Inventory for Mid-Market

    Scalable Software has announced the release of a free ‘community’ version of their cloud based inventory tool, Asset Vision. You might know Scalable for their über-forensic on-premise inventory tool ‘Survey’ or their packaging and deployment tool WinINSTALL, bought from Attachmate...