Seemingly a life-time ago, I was sailing the high seas on HMS Nottingham – a Type 42 Destroyer. As a member of the white mafia (aka the Supply & Secretariat Branch) it was my job to grease the wheels in respect of all matters administrative. It just so happened that the location of the Ship’s… Continue reading Software Asset Management – What’s missing?
SAM Audit Survival – let’s go! Software Asset Management (SAM) professionals are used to audits. External vendor audits, ‘SAM/Compliance Engagements’ or visits from the likes of the Business Software Alliance (BSA) are part and parcel of a SAM professional’s life. What SAM professionals are less used to is an audit of their function as part… Continue reading SAM Audit Survival
Company Name How long has your company been in Commercial and Procurement Services? 10 Years Area of Focus/ Specialism(s): Civica (https://www.civica.com/en-gb/) is a market-leading specialist in business critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help teams and organisations around the world to transform the way they work. Combining exceptional customer focus, experience… Continue reading Partner Profile: Civica
With SAM and contract management, we can lose sight of what’s important to the business. Particularly if we are chasing an implementation to generate ELP’s for vendors we fear will come knocking asap. If you wish to do something that could help your SAM situation, then a strategic vendor-audit approach could help greatly. A client… Continue reading Contract Management
Martin Thompson and the fine crew at ITAM Review have kindly granted me a space to talk at the UK Conference to be held at Mercedes Benz World, Weybridge on 5th & 6th June. I appreciate that anyone who has to listen to me talk for more than 45 minutes in one sitting is worthy… Continue reading ITAM Review UK Conference
Partner Profile: Levy LeGette How long has your company been in SAM? 22 Years Area of Focus/ Specialism(s): Software License Negotiations What is the biggest change you’ve seen in SAM since you started in this discipline? There were no SAM disciplines or practices worthy of mention in the 1990s when I was responsible for Global… Continue reading Partner Profile: Levy LeGette