Software publishers

Licence management is the mainstay of many ITAM roles, so it is important to stay informed on the latest software publisher news. We aim to keep our readers informed on the latest developments at tier 1, 2 and 3 software publishers, combined with analysis of how it will affect ITAM professionals.
  • Vendor Updates

    KACE has announced a collaboration with Bomgar. The two appliance-based vendors have come together to offer full PC lifecycle systems management support. KACE offer a systems management appliance and Bomgar offer an enterprise remote support appliance. ...
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  • Trading Surplus Microsoft Agreements

    I first came across Discount Licensing back in 2005 when they were introducing the concept of reselling licence agreements for insolvent companies. If a company were to go bust they could salvage some value from the ...
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  • End User Review: Microsoft SCCM 2007 [56%]

    Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 Estate Size. 1,275 (51% Desktops, 20% Laptops, 29% Servers) Reviewer. Rosemary, IT Acquisitions Admin. /IT Asset Manager, Financial Services
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  • Oracle to buy Sun

    Just when you think you might have your Oracle Licensing in order, this goes and happens. The deal is priced at $9.50 per share in cash which equates to around $7.4 billion.
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  • INTERVIEW: Scott Braden; "Ten Things To Consider Before Signing Your Next Microsoft Agreement"

    I spoke with Scott Braden and asked for his advice on helping companies negotiate better deals with Microsoft. Scott was formerly president of Microsoft Secrets, and is now SVP at Net (net) where he helps companies ...
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  • BigFix Enters ITAM Market

    Bigfix are known for security, patching and systems management. Yesterday they formally announced their entry into the ITAM Market with their product tongue-twister
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  • Microsoft Licensing Schemes Explained

    Visit Miro Consulting for a great post clearly explaining the seven different Microsoft licensing schemes. Miro Consulting – Microsoft Volume Licensing – Which one is for me?
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  • Microsoft Metered Pay-As-You-Go = The end of license management?

    It has often been argued that Microsoft’s dominance in the software world might be attributed to their aggressive marketing strategy and laissez-faire approach to licensing.
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