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Vendor Negotiations in A Cloudy World

Not only is Cloud and ‘As-a-Service’ a fundamental technology change, it’s also a fundamental change to the way IT Services are financed and paid for. At the recent ITAM Review Conference in London on the 13th and 14th June at The Kia Oval in South London I discussed the impact…

Another successful BCS CMSG Conference – May 2017 review!

After all the hard work, it’s hard to believe that the 12th BCS CMSG conference finally happened on the 9th May!  As always, the conference had three streams, with presentations and discussions on the latest developments in DevOps, Change, Config and Release Management and Software Licensing.  I am pleased to…

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…

ITAM Review Excellence Awards 2016

  I am really looking forward to the 2016 ITAM Review Excellence Awards – there is  just over a week to go! This year I was asked to be a judge, and it was a pleasure to review the submissions and vote on the 6 awards with my fellow judges…

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…

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