Process of the Month – ITAM Review: Happy New Year one and all! I hope you have made your New Year’s resolutions and are sticking to them with gusto! For my part I am walking 10,000 steps a day and not adding sugar to my tea or coffee. I’m not even a week into this,… Continue reading Process of the Month – ITAM Review
Gartner ITAM Event – London (11th-12th Sept 2013): I have just spent two days at the Gartner ITAM event at the Westminster Plaza, London. The sensory highlight had to be the evening hospitality laid on by Snow Software and www.iceangels.co.uk with their servings of alcoholic sorbets and ice creams – I could have happily spent… Continue reading Gartner ITAM Event – London (11th-12th Sept 2013)
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?