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December 13, 2017
Melbourne SAM User Group 13 February 2018

Melbourne SAM User Group 13 February 2018

Melbourne SAM User Group 13 February 2018 Please join us for our Melbourne SAM User Group Meeting on Tuesday 13 February 2018 Location       Primaxis Level 9,   […]
November 29, 2017
A Review of IBMs Latest Passport Advantage Terms and Conditions

IBMs Enhancements to Passport Advantage Agreements Part 1

IBMs Enhancements to Passport Advantage Agreements Part 1 In the early evening of Friday the 27th of October 2017 IBM robotically distributed a change in the […]
November 8, 2017
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PPA – The IBM License Time Bomb

Why Indefinite Use is Limited in Time and a compliance risk Did you believe that IBM licenses are perpetual? Isn’t any license which has no specific time […]
November 6, 2017
Software Licence Exposures for Cognos And Applix Customers

Software Licence Exposures for Cognos And Applix Customers

Software Licence Exposures for Cognos And Applix Customers Do you read the Terms & Conditions when you download software and maintenance from IBM and other software […]
October 9, 2017
When Am I Obliged to Install ILMT IBM Licence Metric Tool

When do I need ILMT The IBM Licence Metric Tool

When do I need ILMT, the IBM Licence Metric Tool? Most web sites relating to ILMT will try a lengthy explanation when you do need to use […]
July 24, 2017
Adopting Best Practice For IT Asset Disposals

Adopting Best Practice For IT Asset Disposals

Adopting Best Practice For IT Asset Disposals International Association of Information Technology Asset Management Inc. Creating a successful corporate IT Asset Management program has some unique […]
April 20, 2017
Metrics Change - Windows Server 2016 - Is it all bad news?

Metrics Change – Windows Server 2016 – Is it all bad news?

Large Organizations are notoriously slow in upgrading critical software such as Microsoft’s Windows Server. There is usually a financial motive in staying back level but in […]
April 20, 2017

Are SAM tools oversold?

SAM or more accurately, License Management, tooling is quite prevalent in larger IT organizations yet audits continue at a far greater pace – why? The truth […]
January 15, 2017

Confessions of a vendor software auditor – Part 1. Contract Negotiation.

Even before the vendor decides to audit you – the customer – the building blocks for an adverse settlement are firmly laid down within the contract […]
January 4, 2017

Are you a candidate for a Vampire Audit?

The term “Vampire Audit” has unfortunately come into popular use in the ITAM community as software vendors become increasingly dependent on governance related revenues. Ever since […]
January 4, 2017
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Outsoured SAM – A Catastrophe?

Software Asset Management is a complex profession, so much so that many organisations entrust the responsibility to other parties. In many cases these parties have some […]
November 24, 2016
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The Truth about Discovery Tools

So you have just purchased the vendors discovery tool or perhaps one of the leading software repository tools. Understandably you breath a sigh of relief because […]