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Killer Cats, DevOps, ITSM & Star Wars – BCS CMSG 2016 Conference

It’s Covent Garden baby! The BCS Configuration Management Group held their annual conference on Tuesday. The CMSG was set up in 1995 to provide a forum for the promotion of Configuration Management as a discrete management process. The group now covers the transition areas of Change, Release and Software Asset Management, including the specialist UK SAM Networking Group. At the BCS #2016CMSG today... 

Event Listing: BCS CMSG Conference 2016

The BCS Configuration Management Special Interest Group are holding their annual conference in London on the 7th of June. The theme of the conference is transitioning the future and the event will have three streams: DevOps Change Configuration & Release Management SAM  Licensing & Strategy This is the 11th conference run by the BCS CMG. The main conference objectives are to share experiences... 

ManageEngine for ITAM and ITSM

This independent review is part of our ITAM vs. ITSM Integration group test. Also participating: InvGate Matrix42 [Best in Class] Miradore SupaTOOLS Virima Technologies To read the summary, strengths and weaknesses, and criteria please visit this page. Commercial Summary Vendor ManageEngine; a division of ZOHO Corp Product ServiceDesk Plus Version reviewed 9.1 Year Founded 2002 Customers 100,000+ Pricing... 

Matrix42 for ITAM and ITSM [Best in Class]

I recently reviewed Matrix42 [Best in Class] for the ITAM vs. ITSM Integration group test. Below is a summary, read the full review on Tools Advisor here. Also Participating: InvGate ManageEngine Miradore SupaTOOLS Virima Technologies To read the summary, strengths and weaknesses, and criteria please visit this page. Arguably the first vendor to offer comprehensive Enterprise grade SAM within... 

ITSM: Making a big splash in SAM

The following article forms part of a larger publication looking to understand the merits of best-practice as they pertain to Software Asset Management. Like any IT discipline, SAM does not exist in isolation, and can benefit greatly from the data typically deemed resident in Service Management. As ever, your feedback in the comments section below would be welcomed. Software Support & Maintenance... 

ITSM – Crossing the SAM Divide

As can be seen from the literature and marketing brochures of many Service Management tool providers, the appeal to cross the border and reach into the Software Asset Management space is proving very difficult to resist, and there is some merit to the approach: Inventory agents for SAM report the same data as inventory agents for ITSM, so if an ITSM tool is already in place, why not use it and save... 

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