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 […]
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

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

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 […]