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  • Understanding your IBM Contract, six key points

    Katerina Motlova This article was contributed by Katerina Motlova of Fisher ITS. Like many major software publishers, IBM contracts can be long and complex. This is usually true for larger customers who will hold an Enterprise Software & Servicing Offering (ESSO) agreement, rather...

  • What is a software audit? four types explained

    Whiteboard Wednesday Episode 4: What is a software audit? four types explained. Whiteboard Wednesday is me, a whiteboard and learning about all things IT Asset Management (ITAM), every Wednesday! This week we explore four types of software audit. https://youtu.be/0ouOSTiMEhM Please...

  • Gamification of Software Asset Management

    This may come as a surprise to you, but there are some people that find Software Asset Management and Software Licensing a tedious, dull subject. Not being one of those people, I find it tough to understand how and why they don’t find our industry fascinating. There are thousands...

  • Using Pizza to explain IBM Sub-Capacity

    Using Pizza to explain IBM Sub Capacity By Mark Feinman – Siwel Consulting My wife is a very smart woman, but when it comes to explaining to her what I do in IT, I might as well be speaking another language. And so it went when I was trying to describe to her the difference between...

  • Centralising ITAM within a Global Organisation

    Centralising – Handing over responsibility to the Head Office or the centre of the Organisation To have an effective and successful ITAM project an organisation needs to centralise and standardize their ITAM estate. This helps the ITAM team have a better overview of the ITAM...

  • Software on a Budget

    CIO’s, IT heads, finance leaders and ITAM professionals are always looking to reduce or consolidate the amount of money being spent on software and software licenses. Tier 1 vendors such as Microsoft, IBM, SAP, Oracle and Adobe all provide the required software to ensure a business...

  • Podcast: Second Hand Software Licensing

    In this Podcast Martin Thompson of The ITAM Review is joined by two ITAM professionals who share their knowledge and experience with regards to Second Hand Software. They are: Christiaan Murphy – Software Category Manager, CGI Tomas O’Leary – CEO, Origina Podcast...

  • SAM Technologies have become a must, not a ‘nice to have’

    SAM Tools are now a basic must-have for any organisation I remember when I first started in the SAM industry and was looking to implement a SAM tool that at the time a number of professionals and IT staff told me that they were ‘nice to have’ but not essential. At the time I could...

  • Perpetual License Management in a Subscription World

    As we are all aware, the software licensing market is shifting towards a new model, a new way of doing things. This means a number of changes for SAM professionals, organisations and vendors. The biggest change is the way in which software licenses should be managed. Organisations...

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