Year: 2013

Release Management & SAM – Slickey

Release Management & SAM - Slickey

Release Management & SAM – Slickey: Rather than bang my own drum this week, I would like to draw your attention to one of the newer (and possibly less heard of) products on the marketplace called “Slickey”. The company, co-founded by Tony Dewhurst offers a technical solution to something I don’t see too often in… Continue reading Release Management & SAM – Slickey

Process of the Month: Maintain a Supported Software Catalogue

Process of the Month: Maintain a Supported Software Catalogue

Process of the Month: Maintain a Supported Software Catalogue: This is another one of those lightning blogs to promote an article I have recently penned for ITAM Review. ITAM Review – Process of the Month “Software sprawl” is a phrase I have heard recently in respect of taking charge of your software estate; and that… Continue reading Process of the Month: Maintain a Supported Software Catalogue

SLO is dead – Long live ITAO

SLO is dead – Long live ITAO

SLO is dead – Long live ITAO: In last week’s article we examined the question of the difference between Software Asset Management and SLO; a quick re-cap: Software Asset Management is typically embodied by the generation of an Effective License Position (ELP) which is a report that could (to the software vendor’s advantage) count “one… Continue reading SLO is dead – Long live ITAO

Software Asset Management and SLO

Software Asset Management and SLO

The wily dog Martin Thompson of The ITAM Review was recently at a BCS Software Asset Management Networking event, and asked of Greg Holmes (Flexera Software) what was the difference between Software Asset Management (SAM) and SLO (Software Licence Optimisation)? In amongst the boisterous crowd at the BCS that evening, many people were leaping in… Continue reading Software Asset Management and SLO

Savings as a Service

Savings as a Service

Savings as a Service: I was recently at a BCS Software Asset Management Networking event, and the time-honoured spectre of cost-savings raised its head. Paul Davis of Merlin Corp Ltd raised the question during a presentation given by Greg Holmes of Flexera: Why don’t Software Asset Management Consultancies/Vendors lead with a “Savings as a Service”… Continue reading Savings as a Service

Process of the Month – Corporate Governance Process

Process of the Month - Corporate Governance Process

Just a quick note this week to say that I have written an article for The ITAM Review which includes a process map for a Corporate Governance Process. I have written previously on the importance of Corporate Governance within Software Asset Management in this blog section but to re-iterate, Governance offers a Software Asset Management… Continue reading Process of the Month – Corporate Governance Process

Anyone for Applocker?

Anyone for Applocker?

Anyone for Applocker? Some time ago, I was attending a Microsoft Licensing Boot-camp run by Directions on Microsoft.  While covering off the variations of Windows 8 (Enterprise) operating system, the course tutor happened to touch on a sub-component that had previously flown by me – namely, Applocker.  In the presentation, the tutor happened to mention… Continue reading Anyone for Applocker?

User-Centric SAM Design

User-Centric SAM Design

User-Centric SAM Design: If you have the luxury(!) of being asked to design your Software Asset Management/ITAM Management System, then you might perceive to set about designing a framework that is focused around the results/reports it is required to produce. This would be no bad thing, not least as at a stroke you are looking… Continue reading User-Centric SAM Design