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IT Asset Data Quality

Whitepaper Series- by ITAMS

Written by ITAMS’ consultants, this three-part series of whitepapers looks at IT Asset Data Quality and its impact on organisations.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Part 1: What is the Problem with Data Quality?
  • Part 2: What are the Benefits of Improving Data Quality?
  • Part 3: How do you Improve Data Quality?

The series is particularly useful for anyone involved in the management of IT asset data or anyone who relies on IT asset data to help them make informed decisions within the organisation.

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Appointing and Managing a SAM Service Provider

Guide – by ITAMS

Written by ITAMS’ consultants, this three-part mini-guide* will provide valuable knowledge on appointing and managing the relationship with a Software Asset Management (SAM) Service Provider.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Part 1: Why do I need a SAM Service Provider?
  • Part 2: SAM Service Providers – Choosing the right one.
  • Part 3: Managing the Relationship with your SAM Service Provider Checklist.

The guide is particularly useful to new IT/SAM and IT procurement professionals or those individuals involved in dealing with Service Providers and offers valuable best practice tips and guidance.

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Gap Analysis Service

Overview – by ITAMS

If you are establishing a new SAM (Software Asset Management) function, reviewing your current SAM programme or just trying to keep abreast of new licensing developments, how do you know which services and resources you have are fit for purpose and which additional ones you need?

Our Gap Analysis Service is a good place to start! Please download the following overview for a full description including pricing.

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Benchmark your SAM Position for Software Audits
& Renegotiations

Guide – by ITAMS

The guide is complimentary and sets out the foundations for successful SAM, offers helpful advice on which key software vendors to focus on and provides a step-by-step checklist of activities to build an ELP & Software Audit Report.

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SAM MSP Review 2015

Report – By The ITAM Review

This latest SAM MSP group test by The ITAM Review looks at the capabilities of five SAM Managed Service providers from the UK, Germany and USA. ITAMS ranks 1st in the UK for the second time and moves up to 2nd place globally.

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Understanding Oracle Pool of Funds Checklist

Checklist – By ITAMS

This checklist gives you a quick overview to help you ensure that you are effectively managing your Oracle Pool of Funds Agreements.

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Oracle Audits – the Facts! Checklist

Checklist – By ITAMS

This checklist can help you to prepare for an Oracle audit, it covers:

  • Common reasons why your organisation may be audited;
  • How the audit process starts and who leads it?;
  • Audit steps;
  • What is Oracle looking for?;
  • Recommendations.
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Oracle Unlimited Licence Agreement Checklist

Checklist – By ITAMS

This checklist gives you an overview of ‘What you need to know about ULAs’, ‘What you need to do before signing a ULA’, and what to do when you are ‘Preparing to exit a ULA’.

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Oracle Licence Inventory Checklist

Checklist – By ITAMS

The information contained in this checklist can help you to ensure that you are effectively managing your licencing estate and prepare you for an Oracle Audit.

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IBM Data Sheet

Data Sheet – By Aspera
  • IBM Licensing: it’s complicated.
  • Get Compliant with IBM in 3 Steps!
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IBM technical fundamentals for discovery

Webinar Recording – By Aspera

Following on from his presentation at the ITAM Review’s IBM & SAP Seminar on the 28th April, 2015. Aspera’s Mathias Knops presents this webinar on:

‘IBM technical fundamentals for discovery and effects on other vendor’s metrics’.

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Microsoft Windows OS Mobility Licensing

Webinar Recording – By ITAMS

In this webinar Microsoft licensing expert Rebecca provides an overview on ‘Licensing Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating System in a Mobile World’.

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What you need to know

Oracle Pool of Funds

Webinar Recording – By ITAMS

In this webinar ex-Oracle specialist Adriana will provide an overview on ‘Interpreting Pool of Funds Agreements’.

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The Oracle ULA – Benefit or Risk?

Webinar Recording – By ITAMS

The Oracle ULA is generally offered to larger customers as a convenient option to purchasing unlimited licences for a pre-defined list of products for a limited term and for an up-front fee.

Before you sign on the dotted line, do you fully understand Oracle ULAs?

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What you need to know

Oracle Licence Inventory – the basis for Oracle licence entitlement data reconciliation

Part 1: Oracle Licence Inventory – Uncovered!

Webinar Recording – By ITAMS

Part 1 takes a closer look at the Oracle Licence Inventory, what information is found in it, what is collected and how it is used and presented to a customer.

Part 2: Oracle data reconciliation and contractual clauses

Webinar Recording – By ITAMS

Part 2 looks at Oracle’s internal process for collecting and verifying entitlement information against their contracts and systems.

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Key Risks in Managing Oracle Licensing

White Paper – By Campaign for Clear Licensing

This report is the result of discussions and research with CCL members, The ITAM Review community and the Oracle License Management Services (LMS) team.

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Oracle audits – the facts! What you need to know!

Webinar Recording – By ITAMS

In this webinar ex-Oracle specialist Adriana will provide an overview (from Oracle’s perspective) on processes, preparation and recommendations.

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What you need to know

Software Audit Checklist

Checklist – By ITAMS Audit Advisors

If you’re facing a software audit or want to plan for one, our software audit checklist will help you get your software licensing under control and ensure you are always ‘audit ready’.

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Part 2: Managing the relationship with your SAM Service Provider

Webinar Recording – By ITAMS

Part 2 provides valuable advice on how to manage the relationship with your SAM services provider, plus tips on managing service contracts and mitigating potential risks.

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Part 1: Choosing the right SAM Services Provider

Webinar Recording – By ITAMS

Part 1 takes a look at the different types of SAM service providers in the UK, when you may wish to use one and the key capabilities you need to consider in order to choose the right one for your requirements.

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What you need to know

SAM Managed Service Providers

Research Report – By The ITAM Review

A competitive comparison of specialist SAM providers puts ITAMS in the top three of the world’s Specialist SAM Managed Service Providers and No. 1 in the UK.

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Licence Liquidity

Webinar Recording – By ITAMS

Senior ITAMS’ consultant Hugh provides insight into how you can add thousands of pounds to your IT budget by reselling surplus used software.

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Modelling Complex Licensing Metrics

Webinar Recording – By ITAMS

In this webinar Senior Consultant Hugh unearths the difficulties of complex licence modelling and what you really need to know to help you succeed.

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IBM Software Licence Compliance Audits

Webinar Recording – By ITAMS

Managing Consultant Eric Chiu provides some pragmatic advice for IBM customers on how to better manage their compliance and prepare for an IBM software licence compliance audit, and more importantly what to do next!

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Choosing the Right Catalogue for Software Licence Management

White Paper – By Aspera

Software licence management tools all rely on a “catalogue” to reference and validate data. Aspera’s guide on, “Choosing the Right Catalogue for Licence Management”, explains how a software catalogue works, its benefits and the pitfalls to avoid when choosing a catalogue-based licence management technology.

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Defuse Software Licence Time Bombs With Software Asset Management

Forrester Research Report – By George Lawrie

As large organisations continue to place critical reliance on software applications and tools, they are becoming progressively anxious about being subjected to multiple software audits from increasingly vigilant software vendors.

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