London | Published 26 June 2013

IT Asset Management Solutions (ITAMS), one of the UK’s longest established, vendor independent, consulting and technology companies specialising in IT Asset and Software Licence Management (SLM), today announced its acquisition of Liken’s Software Asset Management (SAM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM) business. Liken will remain as a legal entity, but will focus exclusively on other, non-ITAM/SAM, aspects of its business, going forward under the directorship of James Rowlands.

Liken is a successful, specialised, managed service provider that helps its clients build, integrate and maintain fully operational SAM and ITAM solutions. The acquisition of this part of the business will enable ITAMS to leverage Liken’s high profile UK and international client-base and Intellectual Property (IP), including the IT-AMMO software recognition library, associated toolkits and code. It will also enhance ITAMS’ portfolio of end-to-end solutions for IT Asset Lifecycle Management (ALM 360) and Enterprise Licence Management (ELM 360).

Hugh Skingley, joint managing director at Liken, joins the ITAMS team as Managing Consultant on permanent staff. He will oversee the transfer and be instrumental in driving new business opportunities from Liken’s existing clients.

“ITAMS’ acquisition of Liken recognises the many years of hard work that has been invested in building much needed IP to support inventory tools and licence management services. The relationship ensures continuity to existing clients and is a positive extension to ITAMS’ portfolio of IT consultancy services and technologies. We are keen to be part of a larger team of individuals who understand the industry well and have a common appetite for success.”

Similar to the CRC acquisition in October 2011, the takeover of this part of Liken’s business is a welcome addition to ITAMS’ maturing IP, managed service portfolio and highly sought after team of experts. A valuable development in ITAMS’ rapid growth strategy.

“With our expansion plans on track, we have reached a pivotal point in our history,” comments Paul Sheehan Managing Partner at ITAMS.

“Liken’s IP naturally complements our solid knowledge-base and further enhances our technological and managed service capabilities. As more organisations seek to improve their capabilities or outsource specialist services, we aim to carve out a deeper market presence as the number one choice for advisory, transition and on-going ITAM and SLM services.”

As the transfer progresses, the immediate goal for ITAMS is to reach out to users who have invested in tools such as Snow and Flexera, to help them enhance data quality within their software recognition engines or to replace with a more comprehensive but modular outsourced service.

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