Best practice

TAM, SAM and software license management are continually-evolving disciplines. At the same time, the remit for ITAM continues to expand as the industry matures. What was cutting edge just a few years ago is ITAM bread-and-butter today. Keep you and your team up-to-date on the latest ITAM practices here.
  • BBC Slashes SAP Licensing Costs

    The BBC has reportedly reduced it’s software spend by using software usage data on SAP licensing. Silicon reports that there were 2,126 staff members with licenses to use their SAP ERP system who had not logged ...
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  • News Round Up: Software Audits On The Rise As Times Get Tough

    SiliconRepublic.com reports “Businesses have been warned that the current credit crunch will lead to an increase in the number of software audits being performed on organisations as software vendors look to safeguard revenue streams” Both SC ...
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  • Software Asset Management 2.0

    It seems WEB 2.0 has reached the world of Software Asset Management. On-demand IT Asset Management provider SAManage has announced a free version of their online application with additional premium features at additional cost.
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  • Part Two of ISO/IEC 19770-2 Available in Draft for Review

    Part two of the International Standard ISO/IEC 19770 is available in draft format for review prior to final editorial changes. Part two of the International Standard refers to Software Identification Tagging enabling more accurate identification of ...
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  • Total Number of IT Assets - The Most Basic of Metrics

    An accurate, up-to-date and dynamic view of the total number of IT hardware assets in an organisation is probably the most basic of ITAM metrics to monitor. It seems like a simple number to track but ...
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  • Clarity with Software Asset Management ROI Figures

    The UK based SAM consultancy start up, SAMPractice, has recently announced it’s first year results. Jason Allaway, CEO for SAM Practice said he was ‘delighted‘ with the results. Unfortunately the figures supporting their results look slightly ...
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  • Osmose Six-Figure Savings with Automated SAM

    Osmose Holdings sought a automated software asset management system following a ‘True-Up’ of it Microsoft licensing. The Wood Management specialists vowed “never again” to negotiating their Enterprise Agreement without first analysing their software estate and quickly ...
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  • Silverstone Cuts Licensing Costs by 20%

    British Race Circuit Silverstone has cut Licensing Costs by 20% by implementing a software asset management project. The circuit is best known for hosting the British Grand Prix Kevin O’Brien, IT Manager, said savings were being ...
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  • Tools For Research On Vista Migrations

    Two good sites with advice on hardware and software compatability for Windows Vista. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor – which includes a quick and intuitive tool for benchmarking your systems Windows Vista Compatibility Center – search engine ...
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