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Articles

  • The Problem with ITAM

    Working in ITAM may feel like we’re hitting a brick wall but is up to us to find solutions to overcome it I was recently discussing work with a friend, and we were talking about the issues currently faced within their sector. It was the usual lack of jobs in the market, not...

  • Software Audit Code of Conduct [DRAFT]

    Updated 25th April 2014 – The first version of the Code of Conduct is now live here: http://www.clearlicensing.org/audit-code-conduct/ This code of conduct from the Campaign for Clear Licensing is a first draft. Please leave your comments or contact me to discuss any suggested...

  • BSA appoints new President and Chief Executive

    Last week, the BSA, the trade group representing software vendors, announced the appointment of Victoria Espinel as its new President and Chief Executive. Under recently departed predecessor Robert Holleyman, the organization grew over several decades, from a tiny office to a major...

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

    "...the spread of ‘fear, uncertainty and doubt’ (FUD) is still the preferred choice of weapon by major software vendors" This article has been contributed by Noel Unwin of Discount-Licensing.com Part One – Industry Dynamics Part Two -Demystifying the Mist Part...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • IBM – The Dark Horse of Software Audits?

    Are Companies Underestimating IBM Audits? I recently interviewed Alan Swahn, VP of Product Management at Flexera Software. We discussed IBM Licensing and the IBM audit program. Q. Why IBM? Shouldn’t companies spend more time focusing on Microsoft, Adobe or Oracle audit compliance? Many...