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
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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
Creating SAM Objects: We know that Software Asset Management is, by definition, the right blend of systems, people and processes to effectively manage software and software-related assets through every aspect of their IT lifecycle. Much has been made of what technologies we apply to this cocktail of controls; licensing knowledge is essential to understand the… Continue reading Creating SAM Objects
IBSMA – SAMSUMMIT 2013 – Chicago: A healthy cross-section of main-stream American and international organisations took part in the IBSMA Software Asset ManagementSUMMIT this year. Presentations ranged on tackling Oracle audits (Craig Guarante of Palisade Compliance), Cloud Computing and Risk Mitigation through Vendor Management and Contract Negotiation (Thomas Trappler of UCLA) and Achieving Greater Returns… Continue reading IBSMA – SAMSUMMIT 2013 – Chicago
Where have all the silver bullets gone? “One install equals one licence”, “OEM software lives and dies with the machine”, “You don’t own the software, merely the rights to use the software” etc. etc. Fast forward to today: “Your Oracle ordering document takes precedence over any pre-existing contract you might have signed”, “Improving your processor… Continue reading Where have all the silver bullets gone?