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Christof Beaupoil, Aspera: Focus on the money

In this video SAM industry veteran Christof Beaupoil, President and Co-Founder at Aspera Technologies, shares his experience with Microsoft Licensing.

Christof’s insights include:

  • The biggest differences between US and European SAM
  • The two biggest lies in License Management
  • Pearls of wisdom when working with Microsoft Licensing
  • The biggest risk with Microsoft Licensing
  • Advice to SAM newbies

Aspera are Platinum sponsors for our Microsoft Licensing seminars in London and New York later this year. Come along to these free events to learn more about managing Microsoft and network with your SAM peers:

Christof Beaupoil, Aspera

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. ChrisU says:

    Microsoft absolutely still conducts audits. While it’s true that most customers get pushed to a “friendly” SAM engagement, LCC is very much still alive and well within Microsoft. Formal LCC audits conducted by the Big Four are a reality for many enterprise customers.

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