The ITAM Review

News, reviews and resources for worldwide ITAM, SAM and Licensing professionals.

ITAM Review Forum Progress Report: 62 Questions, 237 Answers

Most popular categories on the ITAM Review Forum

Most popular categories on the ITAM Review Forum

We launched a new forum at the start of the year, this is a quick update on progress so far.

As we stated in January, it can be anonymous if you want it to be, tagged and moderated. It also features rating so the good stuff rises to the top.

Thank you to everyone that has contributed so far.

ITAM Review Forum Performance

  • 62 Questions
  • 241 Answers
  • 173 Users (35 Asking, 60 Answering)
  • 23,000 visitors (January to March ’16)
  • Only one remaining unanswered question (Opinions on EasyVista for SAM)


Top 10 contributors with the highest reputation:

  1. Andrew Harcourt (Portugal)
  2. David Foxen (UK)
  3. Martin Thompson (UK)
  4. Deepika (India)
  5. Steve O’Halloran (Canada)
  6. Ian Fischer (UK)
  7. Piaras Macdonnel (Ireland)
  8. Gemma Walker (UK)
  9. Kristopher Wong (Canada)
  10. Kylie Fowler (UK)

Top three most up-voted contributors for most useful contributions:

  1. Matt Fisher on Communicating the purpose of ITAM to end user customers
  2. Receccarcoss on Snow, Aspera, iQuate or Flexera – Any advice on how to select
  3. Steve O’Halloran on Microsoft SAM Review – compulsory?

Top 10 most visited

  1. IBM ILMT inaccuracies and objections to use
  2. Snow, Aspera, iQuate or Flexera – any advice on how to select?
  3. Audit data – only using machines reporting in the last 30 days
  4. SAM Certification Paths
  5. Microsoft SAM Review – compulsory?
  6. What is the average number of full time resources needed for SAM according to company size?
  7. Oracle on VMware Mars vs Oracle Case Study
  8. Communicating the purpose of ITAM to end users
  9. Experienced legal defence against Micro Focus Attachmate Audits
  10. Starting SAM from scratch what would you do

Thanks again to everyone that has contributed. Ask questions and explore here:


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.

Connect with Martin on LinkedIn.

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