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Crowdsourced Favourites – What you read in 2017

Crowdsourced favourites

Largest audiences for the ITAM Review in 2017 were USA, UK, India, Australia and Germany.

2017 – the year SAP starting suing its customers, cloud optimisation goes mainstream and end users starting biting back against software vendors. Here is what you were reading in 2017, crowdsourced favourites from ITAM Review readers:

Top 20 Most read in 2017

Highest number of views, based on articles published in 2017:

  1. ServiceNow Jakarta introduces Oracle and Microsoft License Management
  2. Jaguar Land Rover saves £30M optimising SAP
  3. Drinks company Diageo loses battle with SAP
  4. New compliance target in SAP crosshairs, ABInBev face $600m fine
  5. GDPR and the implications for ITAM
  6. SoftwareOne makes aggressive play for SAM MSP Mid Market
  7. Jochen Hagenlocher: Make 2017 the year of SAM
  8. How to prepare for the future of ITAM
  9. Gamification of SAM
  10. Microsoft product terms update
  11. Office 365 removes older versions of Office based products
  12. Flexera acquires BDNA
  13. Discovery, software recognition and optimisation in a SaaS world 
  14. Quick guide to Microsoft SAM Managed Service Program
  15. SAP restrictive practices rile customers. CCL files complaint with Competition and Markets Authority
  16. Outsource ITAM or keep in-house? 
  17. SAP user and indirect access reconciliation process
  18. Time to kill the EULA? Printer company Lexmark lose supreme court battle
  19. Excellence Awards Profile: SAM at Roche; Think big, start small
  20. ITAM in a cloud era

Top Five Most Visited Forum Posts

Microsoft Licensing and Tools! 

  1. Clarification on Office365 downgrade rights 
  2. Office365 in a Citrix Environment
  3. SQL per core licensing and core factors
  4. New Microsoft partner tool “Movere”
  5. Snow, Aspera, iQuate or Flexera – how to select? 

Top Five Most Discussed Forum Posts

By volume of comments

  1. KPMG and IBM conflict of interest
  2. ITAM on a budget
  3. Oracle / VMware Host Affinity Rules
  4. Snow, Aspera, IQuate or Flexera – how to select? 
  5. Inexpensive alternatives to BDNA

Top 10 Most Read Overall

Highest number of views, based on articles published since 2008.

Note: No articles from 2017 made it into the top 10. Highest visited article (Windows 10 Licenses from 2015) received over 22,000 visitors in 2017.

  1. Windows 10 Licenses, what you need to know
  2. Quick guide to hardware asset tagging
  3. Oracle Licensing quick guide
  4. SAP Licensing quick guide
  5. Top 10 Licensing Types
  6. Asset Naming Conventions
  7. Alternatives to Oracle Database
  8. Joiners, Movers, Leavers Process
  9. The importance of effective HAM
  10. Oracle audit: top 20 frequently asked questions

Best old performing article: Software Asset Management Analyst Job Description from 2008.

Top three most popular categories:

Visitor Demographics

By volume of unique visitors in 2017.

  1. USA (30.61%)
  2. UK (14.35%)
  3. India (9.97%)
  4. Australia (4.40%)
  5. Germany (3.53%)
  6. Canada (3.31%)
  7. Netherlands (2.12%)
  8. France (1.75%)
  9. Sweden (1.28%)
  10. Singapore (1.24%)

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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