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Who is SAM?

Claire Agutter of ITSM Zone is the host of the ITSM Crowd video blog on uTube. This month, she tackled the topic of SAM with myself, Rory Canavan, Barry Pilling and Janet Coetzee, who sports an unusual mid-Atlantic accent – half way between South Africa and New Zealand! We discussed what SAM…

Licensing in the Cloud Podcast

Chris Weston and Matt Ballantine invited me to be interviewed for their WB-40 podcast on Licensing in the Cloud. You can listen to the full podcast here. We discussed loads of stuff, but the thing that stood out for me is that the shift to cloud is transformational not just…

ITAM by Design White Paper available for download

To complement my LinkedIn Article on ITAM by Design, I recently wrote a white paper which expands on the ideas. The whitepaper is available on the ‘resources’ tab of this site, or you can go straight to the page here. I hope you enjoy it, and if you have any…

ITAM by Design – 5 Questions to Proactively Manage ITAM Risks

I recently published an article on LinkedIn that identifies 5 questions to be asked by any one who designs or implements change within an organisation.  These questions will help them identify scenarios in which ITAM risks are likely, so that they can request a more detailed risk analysis from the ITAM…

And the winner is….

  Congratulations to all the winners at the ITAM Review Awards the other week. All are thoroughly deserved, of course! The full list of winners is available here. I was very honoured to present James Johnson of Matrix 42 with their Innovation Award – richly deserved, as Matrix 42 have…

Microsoft Audits – be Proactive!

I recently published a post on LinkedIn pulse discussing how conducting a baseline risk analysis for vendors such as Microsoft can help mature your software asset management without going to the expense of doing a full blown Effective Licensing Position (ELP). ELPs are great to provide a hard monetary risk…

BCS CMSG UK SAM Networking Manchester Evening Event – 14 September 2016

Our first ever evening Manchester SAM Networking Event, kindly being sponsored by 1E, will take place between 5.30pm and 9.00pm on Wednesday 14th September at the Manchester Metropolitan University.  My fellow group members John Springall and Derek Beckford are organising this event which we hope will be the first of many. …

SAM and Infosec : a crucial partnership for an effective ITAM programme

On the 14th April the UK SAM Networking group held a conference in Manchester, focusing on the importance of the interactions and intersections of SAM and Infosec.  The session was well attended with a morning of plenary sessions from high profile guest speakers from Snow, Flexera, Softcat and HP Enterprise,…