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  • VMWare Licensing Quick Guide 2015

    Introduction VMWare are one of the biggest virtualization and cloud vendors within the software market. Initially founded in 1998 in California, USA, it was sold to EMC Corporation in 2004. VMWare software can run on a number of different platforms, including Windows, Linux and Mac...

  • Podcast: Second Hand Software Licensing

    In this Podcast Martin Thompson of The ITAM Review is joined by two ITAM professionals who share their knowledge and experience with regards to Second Hand Software. They are: Christiaan Murphy – Software Category Manager, CGI Tomas O’Leary – CEO, Origina Podcast...

  • SAM Technologies have become a must, not a ‘nice to have’

    SAM Tools are now a basic must-have for any organisation I remember when I first started in the SAM industry and was looking to implement a SAM tool that at the time a number of professionals and IT staff told me that they were ‘nice to have’ but not essential. At the time I could...

  • Perpetual License Management in a Subscription World

    As we are all aware, the software licensing market is shifting towards a new model, a new way of doing things. This means a number of changes for SAM professionals, organisations and vendors. The biggest change is the way in which software licenses should be managed. Organisations...

  • User-based Cloud Licensing – problematic for some Industries

    By Paul DeGroot, Pica Communications The cloud is not for everyone, but it may not be clear when it’s a good choice and when it’s not. In our practice, we find many customers making suboptimal choices on the Microsoft platform. Those choices increase costs substantially...

  • End User Review [2] – We spend too much on Software

    Welcome to the second in our series for our new feature – The End User Review. We have had a number of entries for this feature, so thank you very much to everyone that has contributed so far. If you’d like to have your say, and your story told, please complete the review here. This...

  • What you need to know – ITAM and Licensing Terms

      Key phrases;   Activation: When the software is installed, a serial number of activation code is required to unlock use to the software. Allows vendor to track activations and also allows them to stop any unauthorized installs. Application: Software name. Asset Management:...

  • Microsoft Licensing Quick Guide 2015

    Microsoft provides some of the most complex licensing models faced by organisations. There are a number of different licensing metrics for the desktop environment, virtual environment, datacentre and also now the cloud. The aim of this Licensing Quick Guide is to provide you with...

  • 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...