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Articles

  • Call for Speakers – SAP & IBM

    Our very own Martin Thompson addressing the audience. Following on from the fantastic success of our Tools Day and Oracle events, The ITAM Review is compiling a roster of SAP & IBM licensing experts and industry insiders for ongoing workshops throughout 2015 in the UK, USA and...

  • Can I sell my surplus software licenses?

    I’m writing this blog following recent news of a dispute between Microsoft and second-hand licensing specialist Discount Licensing. In particular, I’m keen to publish an independent message in light of the nonsense being stated by FAST in the press over the last few days. I’ve...

  • Owners of software reseller SHI acquire ITAM tool eTelligent

    Thai Lee, CEO of SHI, with Michael Dell in 2012 ITAM service and SaaS tool provider eTelligent has been acquired by StrataScale, sister company to SHI International Corp. Both StrataScale and SHI are led by Thai Lee, who took the helm of SHI in 1989 and grew it into the $5BN IT products...

  • Should the BSA change their tune?

    Time to change the record? The BSA and other trade bodies such as FAST and SIIA have traditionally used a ‘Stick’ approach to raise license compliance up the corporate agenda. The CEO going to jail and fines are the usual battle cry (despite no executive responsible for...

  • Quick Guide to Second-Hand Software (Part 2 of 3)

    Demystifying the Mist Surrounding Second-hand Software This article has been contributed by Noel Unwin of Discount-Licensing.com Part One – Industry Dynamics Part Two -Demystifying the Mist Part Three – The Legalities Part 2 of 3: Demystifying the Mist Having taken...

  • Quick Guide to Second-Hand Software (Part 1 of 3)

    "Some statements from software vendors in this space may seek to cloud your judgement and paint a shady tone of grey" This article has been contributed by Noel Unwin of Discount-Licensing.com Part One – Industry Dynamics Part Two -Demystifying the Mist Part Three...

  • 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...