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Tag: Software Asset Management

Articles

  • Who Are The BSA and What Power Do They Have?

    The BSA - The Police of the Software Industry? The following article is based on a recent conversation with an ITAM Review reader. Reader – Q. Who are the BSA?  The Business Software Alliance (BSA) are an international body that are financed by the biggest software companies...

  • Are Big Software Publishers Paying Lip Service to Anti-Piracy?

    software publishers complaining about piracy - a charade? Last month the Business Software Alliance (BSA) published their ‘Eighth Annual Global Software Piracy Study’. The BSA reports that the commercial value of pirated software continues to rise and that piracy is growing fastest...

  • 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...

  • What is the Difference Between SAM and ITAM?

    What is the difference between SAM and ITAM? First of all let’s get the acronyms out of the way: IT Asset Management (ITAM) Software Asset Management (SAM) Hardware Asset Management (HAM) What is the difference between SAM and ITAM? In my view, both HAM and SAM are components...

  • Three Tips for Maintaining the Momentum of your SAM Programme

    This article has been contributed by Kylie Fowler. Regular columnist and Analyst at The ITAM Review. You’ve written your business case, you’ve got executive sponsorship, defined your policies and implemented new processes… but now everyone has forgotten how stressful the last...

  • Set Corporate Standards For Effective Software Management

    This article has been contributed by Sandi Conrad of Conrad & Associates. Sandi is the author of the “SAM Starter Kit” published by The ITAM Review. When starting out with a plan to manage your software assets, start early in the process by determining what your corporate...

  • The Low Stress SAM Project

    This article has been contributed by Chris Borkert, Principal Consultant at Linium. SAM projects can be difficult.  They may be prompted by a recent audit, realization that there is a lot of money being left on the table with vendors, or someone suddenly thinks: having unauthorized...

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