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Tag: software licenses

Articles

  • 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...

  • Seven Steps to License Management Maturity

    The A Model - Click to Enlarge This article has been contributed by Christof Beaupoil, Managing Partner at Aspera. Gartner says license costs can be reduced by 30%. Great, but where does the 30% come from? The answer to this question is license management. In order for this to...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

    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. One of several causes of compliance issues is poorly managed IT integration during mergers and acquisitions.  A merger...

  • 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...

  • What Constitutes Proof of License?

    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 first setting up an asset management practice, determining which licenses can be proven as legal can be quite...

  • IBM Licensing Quick Guide

    IBM Blue Gene-P This Quick Guide is available in PDF format – Simply subscribe to our free newsletter to receive a free copy instantly.

  • License Management Trends

    Whilst at IAITAM I had the opportunity for a brief chat with Eliot Arlo Colon, President at Miro Consulting, Inc. With over 400 clients on retainers assisting clients with license management and 10 years negotiating/re-negotiating Oracle and Microsoft contracts, Miro knows a thing...