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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. …

BCS CMSG UK SAM Networking London Evening Event – 6th September 2016

        I hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer – it has definitely been a busy one in the sporting and political arenas!  These are tough acts to follow, but myself and the BCS UK SAM Networking team are really looking forward to our own forthcoming events outlined…

Effective IT Asset Management – A Powerful Tool to Benefit Your Business

As we all know, a successful (profitable!) business is one that has achievable objectives, implemented by dedicated and reliable personnel and supported by robust processes.  To explore this from an ITAM perspective, I recently worked with Dave Kelsey, of the BCS The Chartered Institute for IT,  to write an article,…

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,…

BCS Northern Conference : SAM and InfoSec Intersections and Interactions

It’s not long now until the forthcoming BCS UK SAM Networking Conference on the 14th April at the Portland Hotel in Manchester.  The overall theme for this full day event focuses on the importance of the relationship between SAM and Information Security, including presentations by four industry renowned guest speakers.…

The Latest News from the UK SAM Networking Group

Many of you are aware I am the convenor of the #UK SAM Networking Group, and I thought it might be good to provide an insight into who we are and what we do to raise the profile of effective Software Asset Management. The UK SAM Networking Group is a…

Optimising Mobile Device Management : Points To Consider

Effective Mobile Device Management (MDM) is a hot ITAM topic, as the requirement for a user to access both company and personal information on the same device is starting to become the “norm”. So, what is the latest industry thinking about the options and considerations to ensure that company information is…

ITAM Review Excellence Awards 2015

It is with – ever so slightly – gritted teeth (!) that I congratulate the winners of the ITAM Review Excellence Awards 2015! The awards were held at the inaugural Charity Gala Dinner in aid of Sebastian’s Action Trust at the Crowne Plaza, Reading on the 27th November.   The event…

Licensing School to run online courses

Our friends at Licensing School are going to start running online training courses – first out of the barriers is the ‘Preparing for Microsoft SAM MCP Exam 70-673’ with two x 2.5 hour live and interactive online training sessions on Wed 9th Dec – one in the morning and the…

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