Tag: Microsoft

Darwinism comes to the Channel

Darwinism comes to the Channel

Darwinism comes to the Channel: Evolution, and survival of the fittest have long been documented as the manner by which species prosper, and this is no truer than in the IT channel. If we consider where Microsoft were in the early 80’s – a mere fly-swat to the likes of IBM, their reliance on resellers… Continue reading Darwinism comes to the Channel

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

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