Rich’s keynote at Wisdom EMEA 2023 this morning focused on the “Stories that shook the ITAM world.” To complement the session, and to provide a resource for those who weren’t able to attend the event, we have launched our first annual ITAM Insights report, a collation of the most notable ITAM events from the last 12 months. The result? A 23-page analysis of the changing cost of software, hardware and cloud, as viewed by those charged with managing it – you, the ITAM professional.
By collating all of these events in one place and providing analysis of their broader business impact, our ambition is for this report to be an invaluable resource to help you influence your stakeholders, updated annually. This is something you can take to other IT professionals, C-level executives, and any other stakeholders in your organisation to help you in your goals to manage IT assets, maximize ROI and minimise disruption to the business.
Commenting on the findings of the report, Rich said, “Businesses rely on predictability and certainty to plan for the future, particularly when it comes to their costs. But the last 12 months have been anything but certain. Even if you discount the political events, the amount of change within the IT industry itself is enough to raise eyebrows in the boardroom. When you’re facing – at best – double-digit prices rises now and potentially significantly more in the near-future due to seismic changes in the licensing terms of core business software like IBM and Oracle, this is no longer just something for IT Asset Managers to worry about. This is a board level concern.”
“The “ITAM Insights 2023” report presents a comprehensive analysis of the key industry events that are expected to shape the IT landscape throughout the year, and is essential reading for anyone who needs to understand the main changes coming their way – from day to day through to long-term strategy.”
The report examines the three main changes to IT management in the last twelve months, namely double-digit software price rises, significant changes to software licensing contracts among tier 1 software vendors (i.e. “license gouging”), and a wealth of Mergers & Acquisitions among software publishers. The report examines, among others, the following developments: