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  • ITAM Process Automation Tools – Market Guide

    January’s Market Guide looks at tools for ITAM Process Automation. As our roles as IT Asset Managers mature there is a need to deal efficiently with day-to-day operational demands on our time, and automation is a way of doing this whilst still retaining oversight & control....

  • SAM Tools and Contract Management

    Anyone within the ITAM or software licensing space are aware that SAM Tools provide a system for the management of software licenses throughout their lifecycle. You can add your license details manually into the SAM Tool from documentation like invoices, license agreements, financial...

  • SAM – What can be automated & what needs to stay manual?

    Here at the ITAM Review we are always being asked about how organisations can make their ITAM function more proactive and efficient. One of the arguments and suggestions for improving a SAM function is to start automating certain processes to take the strain off the ITAM team, allowing...

  • Picking the right Software Asset Management tool (Part 1 of 2)

    The time has come for your organisation to get a SAM tool. You’ve decided to buy into the idea of software asset management and you want to manage and utilise your software licenses better. You’ve received the backing from senior management, and you’ve been given a nice healthy...

  • SAMS Europe 2014 Event Review

    SAMS Europe The ITAM Review was recently the ‘Premium Media Sponsor’ at the SAMS Summit Europe 2014 event in Berlin, Germany. This was the third year that we.CONECT hosted the SAMS Europe event, which included an awards ceremony after the first night. I was also fortunate enough...

  • Tips for the next generation of SAM professionals

    “Do your homework” Based on my experiences, here are my top tips for the next generation of SAM professionals. Absorb information You can learn a lot from your colleagues, both good and bad: Learn from their mistakes and successes Understand how they are doing things...

  • 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...

  • Market Synopsis: Mid-Market SAM Tools

    The chart below represents a high level summary of how vendors are currently scored within the ‘TOOLS INTELLIGENCE’ service from The ITAM Review. Vendors have been assessed against our ‘Mid-Market SAM’ criteria. The Enterprise SAM summary can be found here. IMPORTANT:...