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  • Risk Management within ITAM

    We often hear that IT Asset Management can help organisations manage their IT assets, and prevent any unwanted surprises. We believe that ITAM can help organisations avoid ‘messy situations’ and can help organisations become more aware of any existing or potential risks within...

  • Software Licensing in Academic Environments

    Software licensing for academic environments is different to corporate organisations as vendors want young people to use their software from an early age. They believe that this will lead to future usage or sales in the future as the user has been using the software since they were...

  • Prioritising your Software Licensing Risks

    Introduction All organisations face risks with their software licenses. Some enterprise organisations will have hundreds of thousands of different applications and thousands of different software vendors installed within their environment. It is therefore unrealistic to make the ITAM...

  • Challenges of Implementing SAM in India: Practical Road Map

      This is a guest article contributed by Probuddho Halder, a SAM and Software Licensing expert based in India. Probuddho is a young and enthusiastic SAM professional. He likes to read and write about SAM and software procurement.  Designing SAM strategy and implementation...

  • End User Review – Accurate Data Problems

    Welcome to the first in our series for our new feature – The End User Review. We have had a number of entries for this feature, so thank you very much to everyone that has contributed so far. If you’d like to have your say, and your story told, please complete the review here. Our...

  • Adobe quietly removes Adobe Acrobat XI from the price list

    Adobe has recently (not) announced that Adobe Acrobat XI is no longer available on the CLP price list. Instead, they have released a new version that is called ‘Acrobat DC’. Adobe Channel Sources have advised us; “it is possible to downgrade as long as you have access to a historical...

  • Mark Bartrick, Forrester Research, on SAP Licensing and Audits

    In this video Mark Bartrick, Principal Consultant at Forrester Research, provides a preview of his session at the ITAM Review IBM and SAP Seminar. Mark covers what he is seeing in the market, how Forrester typically helps clients and a preview of his seminar sessions. Mark will be...

  • Oracle License Management 

    Oracle licensing is one of the most complex license metrics to manage within the IT Asset Management community. It poses the biggest challenge for ITAM, SAM (software asset management) and licensing professionals alike. There are only a few vendors that require specialist experts...

  • OEM Software Explained in Simple Terms

    OEM software comes in different forms, including CD. I’m sure you’ve heard of software being referred to as an OEM before. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer and ultimately it is software that comes pre-installed with hardware such as desktops, laptops, printers and...