Join the ITAM Review as we dive into Microsoft and Oracle on Thursday, July 29th at 14:00.
These Tier 1 vendors are key for most organisations and, as we’re entering the new financial year for them both, now is a great time to look back at the previous year – and also look ahead to what is coming. We’ll analyse their recent financial results and consider what these can tell us about the current and future direction for both Microsoft and Oracle. Knowing where they’re likely to focus and which product areas they’ll look to drive can be very useful when planning out your roadmap, negotiating renewals, considering your future strategy etc.
We’ll also be reviewing key acquisitions, news stories, and announcements (including Microsoft’s “Inspire” partner conference, “Inspire”) and discuss what these might mean for partners, customers, and the wider industry.
Rich has almost 15 years’ experience in the world of IT and software licensing, having been both a software sales manager for a VAR and a Microsoft licensing endorsed trainer.
A Northerner renowned for his shirts, Rich is a fan of most films, Hip-Hop, travel, football in general (and specifically MUFC), Marvel and reading as many books as possible. Finding ways to combine these with software licensing is always fun.
AJ Witt is ITAM Industry Analyst at The ITAM Review. Previous to joining the ITAM Review team in April 2018, he was Software Asset Manager for Carnival UK, operators of the P&O & Cunard cruise lines. Coming from a background in IT Infrastructure technical operations IT Security & Compliance, AJ is well-placed to share his experience of how dynamic SAM teams can build mutually-beneficial stakeholder engagement.
David Comings has spent more than 20 years in SAM, ITAM, and Software Licensing in the partner community. David joined CDW in 2017 as the ITAM Practice Lead. During his time at CDW, David has driven the practice around solving ITAM customer challenges with industry leading solutions (technology and/or services). This has been accomplished by expanding services and technology offerings, including partnerships with Certero, Flexera, ServiceNow, and Snow Software.
Session Title: ITAM Best Practices for Microsoft
Description: During this session David Comings will discuss what to expect from Microsoft this year, along with ITAM best practices, and what you should expect from a Microsoft partner.
Damien Juillard started his career in Telcos consulting +15 years ago. He joined Elee +8 years ago and has co-developed the Software Asset Management practice within the company. Damien now leads the new SamBox.io SaaS platform powered by Elee. Damien is keen on new technology adoption, process automation and all manners that drive IT efficiency & excellence.
Session Title: Azure Hybrid Benefits: no room for hesitation, go get your savings !
Description: Have you already considered Azure Hybrid Benefits for your company ? Not sure whether it actually applies to your situation ? Let us recap the key concepts of Azure Hybrid Benefits, the related financial stakes, and how easy it is to capture the savings ! Concrete illustration with a real customer case.