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  • Making sense of SAP’s new Indirect Access license

    One of the biggest ITAM stories right now has been SAP’s lawsuits against two of its customers – the drinks manufacturer Diageo and the Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev. Both lawsuits have centred around, or at least paid close attention to, indirect access – particularly...

  • Challenging Vendor Audit Costs

    Our organisation has recently gone through a lot of change – we have been bought out by a much larger organisation and are now a division that is being incorporated into a large, enterprise organisation. Whilst this is an exciting time for us, it has also been extremely challenging. The...

  • Secret IT Manager: Our IBM Audit Experience

    Firstly, apologies for not writing an article in so long; we’ve been extremely busy dealing with a recent IBM ‘review’. We learnt an awful lot during and post review, and I wanted to share my experiences with you. Obviously, I’m going to keep a number of details secret and...

  • Vendor Management can be a massive support to your SAM Function

    Audits are one of the biggest challenges facing SAM professionals and licensing professionals in the current era. Gone are the days when only the likes of Microsoft and IBM conducted ‘reviews’; now all of the Tier 1 vendors regularly audit their customers, and a number of other...

  • End User Review [2] – We spend too much on Software

    Welcome to the second 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. This...

  • What you need to know – ITAM and Licensing Terms

      Key phrases;   Activation: When the software is installed, a serial number of activation code is required to unlock use to the software. Allows vendor to track activations and also allows them to stop any unauthorized installs. Application: Software name. Asset Management:...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Six Ways to Attract a Vendor Audit

    Are you bored at work? Do you fancy a new challenge? How about the prospect of attracting lots of board level attention, the threat of legal action, loss of IT jobs, enormous punitive charges and all round fire fighting with a vendor audit? Simply follow this quick guide and you’ll...