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.
  • ITAM Review 2nd Birthday

    ITAM Review 2nd Birthday

    The ITAM Review is two years old this month. A continued big thank you to all the readers, contributors, clients and supporters who have helped the site grow. Unashamed Self-Promotion In the last year The ITAM ...
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  • Gartner: Reasons To Be Cheerful

    The tweet above came the BSA reporting from the Gartner IT Financial, Procurement and Asset Management Summit in San Diego last week. Let’s hope this growth is matched by increased focus in this area by Gartner.
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  • REVIEW: FAST Annual Conference 2010

    Last week saw the welcome return of the UK FAST Conference after a four year sabbatical. FAST Ltd is part of IRIS and provides software, education, consulting and managed services to UK companies. The event was ...
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  • License Review Saves Plymouth Council £494,000

    Plymouth City Council have saved £494,000 by reviewing their Microsoft licensing strategy. With a population of 256,000 Plymouth is the largest city on England’s south coast. Plymouth City Council employs a workforce of over 14,000 people ...
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  • Market Share Analysis for SAM Tools

    The graphic above provides a snapshot of the key players in the SAM tools market in terms of the number of customers (Blue bars) and the average size of their clients (Red dotted line). So as ...
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  • The Ryder Cup For SAM Tools?

    I am currently assessing SAM tools for the 2011 SAM Software Review due to be published shortly. Plotting the headquarters for each vendor on a map of the world demonstrates a roughly even split between the ...
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  • An Independent View of The Worldwide SAM Tools Market

    I am in the process of writing an updated version of the SAM Software Tools Review. Last year the report was a deep dive competitive comparison of Express Metrix vs FrontRange Solutions vs Snow Software. This ...
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  • FAST Conference 2010 (UK Event)

    WHAT After a 4 year sabbatical, the FAST Annual Conference returns in 2010 with ‘The Complexity of Change’ a one day event for IT Directors, IT Managers, IT Service Personnel, Team Leaders, Procurement personnel, Financial Directors ...
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  • Book Review: "Owning ITIL" by Rob England (a.k.a The IT Skeptic)

    According to the blurb on the back cover, ‘Owning ITIL’ by Rob England, is aimed at ‘all decision makers who are presented with an ITIL proposal or asked to oversee or own an ITIL project’. I ...
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