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Gartner European SAM Briefings – “Don’t Leave the Job Half Done”

Gartner European SAM Briefings WHAT

Gartner Local SAM Briefings in London, Oslo and Stockholm;

“Don’t Leave the Job Half Done – Support Strategic IT Procurement with Vendor Management and Software Asset Management”


Software Asset Management is critical to maximizing the value you receive from your software contracts. Software as a Service offers new ways of buying software, but brings with it new challenges. Even when outsourcing, the management of software has never been more important to vendor management. This event is for End Users Only.


Building Software Asset Management From The Ground Up

Implementing SAM can seem like trying to build an earthquake-proof house on sand. In order to support SAM, you need strong foundations, together with the flexibility to withstand change. As a former Software Asset Manager I have first-hand experience of what it takes to get the job done [Victoria Barber]

Safe SaaS Contractual Protections for a Lasting Vendor Relationship

Many organizations still see SaaS as a casual vendor relationship, a brief encounter without consequences, to which end users can sign up online. There are very important rules to follow and it is even harder to build up a lasting vendor relationship. Reading the fine print and knowing what to negotiate can make all the difference [Stewart Buchanan]



About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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