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Tag: Software Asset Management

Articles

  • SAM in Japan

    Takeshi Takeuchi, Aeru Planning K.K. I recently spoke with Takeshi Takeuchi, an IT consultant with Aeru Planning K.K. in Tokyo, Japan.  Takeshi kindly provided me with a short overview of SAM in Japan: Q. The ITAM Review: How is SAM perceived in Japan? Takeshi: It’s been about...

  • Seven Observations From Reviewing 17 SAM Tools

    Here are a few insights from reviewing 17 market leading SAM tools over the last few months: 1. GREAT TECHNOLOGY First of all there is some great technology out there.  As someone who is looking at this technology on a weekly basis I found myself surprised at how far the market has...

  • Public Sector IT: What role will ITAM play in an age of cuts?

    Chancellor George Osborne unveiled the biggest UK spending cuts for decades. This article has been contributed by Larry Stein at Dell Kace. Public sector organisations are facing up to real pressure around cuts in spending. In the UK, the Comprehensive Spending Review announced...

  • Cloud Control

    With the hoopla around cloud computing the question “How do cloud and SaaS affect our industry?” is often asked. In my view cloud computing and other pay as you go models may make inroads into software piracy rates but the role of Software Asset Management; “managing software...

  • Should The BSA Charge for SAM Advantage?

    Following my recent article on the launch of SAM Advantage by the BSA – I received this anonymous contribution from an experienced SAM practitioner. In a nutshell – Software publishers have the most to gain from SAM education and create licensing complexity in the first...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • License Management: Five Steps To Maximise Software ROI

    This article has been contributed by Brent Pietrzak from Flexera Software. Nearly every company I know is faced with budget constraints, but very few recognize just how much money they have tied up in software licenses and how much of that they could save with strategic software...