ITAM News & Analysis

This page combines news with our analysis of issues affecting the ITAM industry, including software publisher stories, ITAM/SAM tools developments and launches, mergers & acquisitions and any other IT news which is pertinent for the ITAM professional to know about.
  • Remove Oracle Java with this ITAM Manager’s Guide

    Remove Oracle Java with this ITAM Manager’s Guide

    Why would you want to remove Oracle Java? A recap In January 2023 Oracle announced a huge change to the licensing terms for Oracle Java by switching to employee count licensing. Since then, ITAM managers have ...
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  • ITAM Forum launches ITAM practitioners’ course

    ITAM Forum launches ITAM practitioners’ course

    The ITAM Forum has launched a new training course for ITAM practitioners. The course will be taking place immediately after Wisdom North America 2023 in Florida. This live, expert training for ITAM professionals will be delivered ...
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  • Breaking News: Trustmarque acquires Livingstone

    Breaking News: Trustmarque acquires Livingstone

    Livingstone Group, the SAM managed services provider, has today been acquired by Trustmarque. According to the press release, the transaction “accelerates Trustmarque’s strategic focus on optimisation and cloud services, bringing the management of the whole software ...
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  • Two new LISA courses incoming

    Two new LISA courses incoming

    ITAM Planning & ITAD Practitioners courses are on their way LISA, the ITAM training service from the ITAM Review, have two exciting new courses launching in the next few weeks; The ITAM Planning and ITAD Practitioners ...
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  • Ouch! Oracle Java licensing switches to employee count metric

    Ouch! Oracle Java licensing switches to employee count metric

    Update added 7 February 2023. In response to this unprecedented move, the ITAM Review has prepared an ITAM Managers’ Guide to removing Oracle Java and Cost Calculator. We have already heard real-world estimates of between 2x ...
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  • USU tools receive ITAM Review Certifications 

    USU tools receive ITAM Review Certifications 

    We are delighted to announce that USU have attained certification status for two of their IT Asset Management products. USU Software Asset Management is certified for Enterprise SaaS Management. Furthermore, their solution for managing SAP software ...
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  • NASA overspends on Oracle by $15m, SAM practices branded as

    NASA overspends on Oracle by $15m, SAM practices branded as "basic"

    NASA has overspent on Oracle to the tune of $15m. This is among the many findings of NASA’s Office of Inspector General’s scathing report into the agency’s poor SAM practices. The Inspector General certainly didn’t hold back. ...
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  • Highlights from the Wisdom NA 2023 agenda

    Highlights from the Wisdom NA 2023 agenda

    What is there to look out for in the agenda for Wisdom NA 2023? After three years of virtual events, we are excited to be returning to Florida to host Wisdom North America as an in-person ...
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  • 12 days of ITAM: The recap

    12 days of ITAM: The recap

    All your ITAM advice in one place In order to regale our readership with a gift every day over the festive period, we published our very own twist on the 12 days of Christmas. Given the ...
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