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Podcast Episode 49: ‘Average 30% overspend on Cloud is reducing necessity for audit’

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In this Podcast, I am joined by Darryl Sackett of SoftwareOne to have a general catch up about the current SAM market from arguably the world’s largest SAM team.

Podcast Topics

  • Darryl’s background in IT
  • Lifecycle management
  • The SAM team at SoftwareOne
  • Global perspective of SAM
  • Winning ‘Partner of the Year’ at the ITAM Review Excellence Awards 2017
  • 30% cloud overconsumption – vendors are less likely to audit in fear of disrupting the overspend
  • The ‘tagging everything’ approach to cloud cost management
  • Data efficiency is key for the future of automated SAM – ensuring the right data in the right place to speed up licensing decision making

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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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