Rory Canavan

Rory has a wide range of first-hand experience advising numerous companies and organisations on the best practices and principles pertaining to software asset management. This experience has been gained in both military and civil organisations, including the Royal Navy, Compaq, HP, the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) and several software vendors.


SAM and Lean IT

Off the back of our Whitepaper “Using SAM to Create and Maintain your CMDB” I suspect the prospect of tagging every piece of software in a retrospective capacity might be making your head spin! (Don’t – tag as you go, and then look over your shoulder at what remains) At some point though, a progressive …

SAM and Lean IT Read More »


It wasn’t too long ago that I was deriding someone for linking ITAM with Covid-19 as a desperate means of riding the wave of the current news cycle. How short-sighted of me…. Of course, what this pandemic does serve to highlight is companies’ preparedness in respect of business continuity management.  For those organisations that might …

ITAM & COVID-19 Read More »

The next great challenge in SAM: Managing your SAM Service Provider

Full-on SAM can be a hard-core engagement and perhaps one that demands too much of your staff or your budget to do well.  The great temptation might be to “kick it over the fence” and delegate SAM to a third party, while the operational and fiscal considerations could prove tempting, such an arrangement should be …

The next great challenge in SAM: Managing your SAM Service Provider Read More »