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.
  • Trading Standards Lends Weight to FAST Campaign

    The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) is to team up with Trading Standards in a pilot campaign based in Cardiff this summer. One thousand companies in the Welsh capital are due to be sent advice on ...
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  • Yet Another New Strategy From Rudderless FAST?

    It seems The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has still not solved it’s life long identity crisis. John Lovelock, chief executive of FAST, now claims that FAST will now serve to “bridge the gap between software ...
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  • New Software Compliance Manager From Computer Associates

    CA are planning 8 new and updated Compliance and Risk modules to their Enterprise IT Management portfolio. Of particular interest is their new ‘Software Compliance Manager’ which will allow organisations to manage the risks associated with ...
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  • Express Metrix Picks up 2008 CODiE "Best Asset Management Solution"

    Express Metrix have picked up the 2008 CODiE award for “Best Asset Management Solution”.  The award was based on “the solution that best audits and managed software audits”. Express Metrix beat off Centennial Software‘s SAM Suite, ...
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  • For Every 10 Software Installs Worldwide, 6 are Paid For

    According to the BSA the UK Piracy rate dropped 1% to 26% in 2007. The BSA claims “The reduction follows significant investment by the BSA in both education and enforcement programmes over the last year in ...
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  • Forrester Webcast: Managing IT Operations During the Economic Downturn

    For the ‘the cup is half empty’ folks, Centennial Software are offering a webcast with Forrester Research outlining how to manage IT during leaner times. The ondemand webcast is available via the Centennial Software website. 
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  • Have software licences and anti-piracy gone too far?

    An interesting article by Martin Brampton; The Brampton Factor. Licensed to bill  Software piracy may well be a very bad thing. But does it justify inflicting misery on legitimate software buyers, asks Martin Brampton. There is ...
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  • Vector Offers Managed Service Providers Web-enabled IT Asset Management Solution

    Vector Networks today announced an initiative to develop new partnerships with Managed Service Providers, focused on a Web-based implementation of its proven IT Asset Management solution set. Having trialled the Web implementation extensively in its customer ...
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  • Provance introduces new IT Asset Management solution for Microsoft System Center

    Provance Technologies today announced the release of Provance 4.1, a new version of the company’s IT Asset Management solution optimized for use with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007. Provance 4.1 complements and extends System Center ...
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