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  • IBM – The Dark Horse of Software Audits?

    Are Companies Underestimating IBM Audits? I recently interviewed Alan Swahn, VP of Product Management at Flexera Software. We discussed IBM Licensing and the IBM audit program. Q. Why IBM? Shouldn’t companies spend more time focusing on Microsoft, Adobe or Oracle audit compliance? Many...

  • Forum Archive

    The ITAM Review forum now has a new home within the Virtual User Group. Below are some edited highlights of some of the discussions from the old forum. Thank you to everyone that contributed and sorry for the upheaval in moving things around. Q. Looking for a SAM tool that will full...

  • ITAM Industry News Round-Up

    Julie Larson-Green, Corporate Vice President, Windows Experience A collection of links, news and updates from the ITAM Industry: BCS CMSG & SMSG Conference, 7 June 2011, London, UK Aspera & iQuate Webinar: The Power of Accurate Information, 8th June Numara Software Launch...

  • License Review Saves Plymouth Council £494,000

    The harbour at Plymouth, Devon, UK. Plymouth City Council have saved £494,000 by reviewing their Microsoft licensing strategy. With a population of 256,000 Plymouth is the largest city on England’s south coast. Plymouth City Council employs a workforce of over 14,000 people and...

  • BSA Launches SAM Training & Certification – SAM Advantage

    How Do You Eat An Elephant? Piece by Piece The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has launched an industry training course and certification scheme based on the ISO/IEC 19770-1 SAM Standard. Breaking 19770-1 into Manageable Chunks I think this is the best thing to happen to ISO/IEC...

  • Using Microsoft SCCM for SAM [Expert Panel]

    Custom Tweaks To Enhance Performance This is the second expert panel following valued contributions from industry experts on the NHS exiting their Enterprise Agreement last month. If you would like to contribute to future expert panels please give me a shout. This month the expert...

  • Microsoft Endorses SAM Starter Kit

    The SAM Starter Kit The SAM Starter Kit by Sandi Conrad has been endorsed by Microsoft. Michael Beare, Worldwide Director for SAM, at Microsoft said: “Microsoft is fully supportive of the efforts of The ITAM Review to enhance customer SAM capabilities worldwide. The SAM Starter...

  • NHS Could Face £100M Microsoft True Up Bill [ Expert Panel ]

    The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK recently decided to end its Enterprise Agreement with Microsoft. The NHS employs over one million staff and is said to be the largest user of Microsoft technology and third largest organisation on the planet (The only other larger organisations...

  • Concorde Solutions Scoops Microsoft SAM Partner Award

    Belated congratulations to Concorde Solutions who picked up the Microsoft Software Asset Management Partner of the Year 2010 back in June. According to Microsoft: “The Software Asset Management Partner of the Year Award recognizes the partner that consistently seeks to innovate...

  • Insight Announce Strong Growth in Microsoft Cloud Offering

    Global reseller Insight are gaining traction with their Microsoft Cloud offering following a concerted effort across 22 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Some interesting feedback here on adoption, customer profiles and market drivers from Stuart Fenton, President of EMEA...