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  • Market Guide – Free Inventory Tools

    Interested in finding out what’s running on your network but don’t have budget? Or maybe you’d like to verify the inventory your primary paid-for tool is providing? If so a good option is to deploy a free inventory tool. Modern tools and protocols can provide you...

  • Mailbag: What should the success criteria be for a SAM project?

    An ITAM Review reader writes: “I would like to set up a list of success criteria for a SAM project. Do you have any documentation around this that you can share with me?” Generic criteria, generic outcome If you create a generic list, you’ll get a generic outcome. You’ll be...

  • Short-term gains, long-term missed opportunities?

    This article has been contributed by David Foxen Founder & Principal Consultant at SAM Beast Consulting DISCLAIMER, this focuses primarily on the cost savings element of ITAM rather than service or integration with other teams. I’d end-up writing a whole book if I included...

  • Shortcuts to SAM Immaturity

    This article was prompted by a discussion with an ITAM Review reader, asking how they should maximise the value of an expensive tool deployment that wasn’t, as yet, delivering results.ITAM tools can be seen as a magic bullet for software asset management – buy the tool, install...

  • Get Me In – to your personal information

    Ticketmaster UK recently announced that customer credit card and personal data had been compromised. This was due to a security breach at their third-party customer service technology provider, Inbenta. In accordance with GDPR requirements Ticketmaster have notified the Information...

  • SAM Tool vendors should focus on retention over new business

    This article has been contributed by Mark van Wolferen of b.lay. The SAM tool market is growing, but not as much as expected, according to Martin Thompson’s article. Whether this slow growth is caused by SAM managed services providers, as Martin claims, I cannot substantiate. However,...

  • Joiners, Movers and Leavers in ITAM – The ignored lifecycle

    A lifecycle that is too often ignored is that of the end user.  Within ITAM, we will react to software and hardware installations, patches and upgrades with an operational efficiency that can appear automated.  Yet when it comes to moving or recovering those IT assets in respect...

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