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Articles

  • KPMG: Compelling Events That Bolster The Business Case for SAM

    Piggybacking Other Projects to Support SAM This article has been contributed by Phil Gillett, Senior Manager in the Software Licensing and Asset Management team at KPMG. How do you spot compelling events within an organization that might lead to a business case for SAM, asks Phil...

  • What REALLY Happens During an Audit (Part 3 of 3)

    This is part three of a three part series. Read the first part here. This article has been contributed by Kylie Fowler. Regular columnist and Analyst at The ITAM Review. Once you have pulled the deployment and entitlement data together, it must be compared to identify if there are...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Demonstrating Quick Wins in Software Asset Management

    The Pareto principle can usually be applied to mitigating the risks associated with software. That is, 80% of the headaches, compliance issues and financial risk of software can be reduced by targeting 20% of your software vendor portfolio. I expect that this is not an approach...