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Podcast: Microsoft EA is no longer a defence against audits

The ITAM Review Podcast Episode 2

Hosted by Martin Thompson and David Foxen of The ITAM Review. 


In this podcast we explore Microsoft licensing, audit behaviour and SAM reviews.

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You can listen to the recording on SoundCloud here:

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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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One Comment

  1. J Senior says:

    Microsoft is using as well some of the big auditing consulting firms in large accounts besides traditional SAM partners.

    Many current SQL SA benefits did not need SA previously.

    As stated in podcast customers need unbiased advice to help them analyze their options – and vendors / publishers and channel partners are not always the source as they may have conflict of interests.

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