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  • ITAM industry news roundup – Sept/Oct 2020

    Image by Patricia Alexandre from Pixabay There is always something happening somewhere and keeping track of it all can be difficult – to say the least! Our ITAM industry news roundups aim to cover some of the important and interesting developments you may have missed, to help...

  • COVID-19: Won’t someone think of the vendors?

    2020 has been tough globally – on businesses of all types – but won’t someone think of the vendors?  When it comes to planning your next 12 – 24 months, it’s important to consider the impact on software vendors and how this might ultimately impact you, their customers. Won’t...

  • Ten questions to ask your SaaS vendor

    This article “Ten Questions to ask your SaaS vendor” has been co-authored by AJ Witt, The ITAM Review and Dusan Omercevic, CEO & Founder of Cleanshelf  Executive Summary SaaS spending is growing rapidly. By 2020, it will overtake spending on on-premises, perpetually-licensed...

  • Microsoft remove more Software Assurance Benefits…

    In a recent announcement, Microsoft have revealed changes to several Software Assurance benefits, with the first changes happening in February 2020 (just 5 months from now). While there doesn’t appear to be one place with all the information, I’ve done my best to bring it together...

  • August Radio Show – Change Management and ITAM

    Industry news, job of the week, jargonbuster – plus the importance of change management The ITAM Review Monthly Radio Show starring (in order of appearance): Martin Thompson Geoff Worsley Stuart Pomfrett AJ Witt Barry Pilling David Foxen August 2019 topics include:  Microfocus...

  • Microsoft Customer Agreement: The way forward?

    Earlier in 2019, we saw the introduction of the “Microsoft Customer Agreement” (MCA) – a new agreement aimed at customers buying Azure directly from Microsoft, but that also featured a new type and style of agreement. It was then announced that the Microsoft Customer Agreement...

  • Dear Microsoft, please stop abusing the word “SAM”

    I met with Patama Chantaruck back in 2017, former global Microsoft SAM lead, who was honest enough to admit that Microsoft had confused their customers and partners, using the word SAM to represent soft audits and compliance reviews. “…and it was clear she was well aware of how...