The ITAM Review

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Tag: Vendor Audits

Articles

  • Infographic: Building the business case for ITAM

    As a result of our recent research into the business case for ITAM sponsored by Cireson, it is clear that software audits continue to dominate the industry as organizations admit to vendor audits being one of the biggest drivers for investment in ITAM and organizations are over-compensating...

  • Does your Outsourcer really know SAM?

    "Software Asset Management (SAM) may be a small line item within a huge all-encompassing contract" Outsourcers are a major part of the IT landscape. Third party service providers and integrators are responsible for managing a large proportion of public and private sector...

  • Business Drivers for SAM Adoption

    This is the second article from my SAM research project with Stephen Mann from Forrester Research looking at the partner / supplier element of our research. See also ‘Which services do SAM partners offer?‘. This time we simply asked suppliers/partners and resellers “In...

  • How Vendors Select a Customer For an Audit

    Some interesting research here from Ernst & Young. Their recent SAM survey looked at both vendors and clients to assess attitudes towards vendor audits and SAM adoption. The research highlights room for improvement on both sides of vendor audit activity; vendors feel compliance...

  • ‘Assuming’ Compliance Can Be Costly

    A short, concise video on the importance of being proactive and conducting your own internal audits before being approached by a software vendor.  The most important point made by GC Hutson from Sadien is that organisations assuming they are compliant is the most costly mistake....

  • Vendor Audit Maturity Model

    The table below summarises the different results achieved by an organisation faced with a vendor audit depending on their maturity. Success with vendor audits is not only about having sound ITAM processes and procedures in place but also the correct attitude towards the situation,...

  • For Every 10 Software Installs Worldwide, 6 are Paid For

    According to the BSA the UK Piracy rate dropped 1% to 26% in 2007. The BSA claims “The reduction follows significant investment by the BSA in both education and enforcement programmes over the last year in the UK. These include the launch of a dedicated, regional programme,...