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  • SAM Tool Selection Kit (Free Download)

    SAM Tool Selection Kit I’m pleased to share a SAM Tool Selection Tool Kit for ITAM Review readers facing the challenge of the SAM tool selection process. The RFI Questionnaire in the kit is the same questionnaire we used for the SAM Tools Universe report, an independent review...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • SAM Tool Support

    At the ITAM Review, we are often giving our readers and fellow ITAM professionals advice on what to look out for when picking a SAM tool from a technical and process perspective. However, what about from a support perspective? Support from SAM tool vendors, or the MSP/LAR that provides...

  • 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...

  • Oracle Best Practice Guide – Part 2

    This is the second in our series on Oracle Best Practice. To view part 1, please click here. This part of our Oracle Best Practice series is all about Oracle audits, and what to do if you are unfortunate enough to be audited by Oracle or Oracle LMS. ORACLE AUDITS Do not ignore Oracle! If...

  • SAM Tools are useless without people and processes!

    Wrong tool, right idea It’s a fact. Tools are useless without people, just like a hammer is a pointless instrument without someone actually using it, and a chainsaw is extremely dangerous when in the hands of someone who doesn’t understand how to use it. SAM tools need skilled...

  • Event Listing: SAM Tools Day, 12th May 2015, New York

    Following the unfortunate timing of Juno, the storm that hit New York in January we are pleased to announce that we have rescheduled our SAM Tools Day to 12th May 2015. In a nutshell: If you’re actively searching for a new SAM solution or contemplating changing your current tool...

  • New SAM Tool Requirements Checklist V2.0

    I originally wrote a ‘New SAM Tool Checklist‘ a couple of years ago. This article is an updated and expanded version. How Do I Know What to Look For? There have been a number of discussions on various forums recently regarding SAM tool selection. A common recommendation...