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Podcast Episode 56: Live from Gartner’s 2018 London Summit


Canary Wharf, London, 2018

This podcast was recorded live at the Gartner IT Sourcing, Procurement, Vendor and Asset Management Summit last month. I’m joined by Scott Beasley of License Dashboard, Hugh and Mark from Livingstone and Jochen Hagenlocher.

Podcast Topics:

SAM Tools offering managed services to ensure success 

Scott Beasley  of License Dashboard

  • Audit Centric Approach
  • Back to basics – AI and IaaS is all very well – but customers are still struggling with the megavendors
  • Gartner SAM Tools Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities
  • License Dashboard News: User management, License Dashboard in the USA, The growth in managed services offerings from SAM tool vendors – increasing chances of success , agility and spinning up services on demand

Enabling ServiceNow SAM success through services 

Mark Farmen and Hugh Skingley of Livingstone

  • Facilitating Business Transformation with ITAM
  • Livingstone in the USA, Services to speed up tool success, reducing risk and addressing skills shortages
  • Enabling ServiceNow SAM success through services
  • Other IT stakeholders requiring the intelligence that ITAM provides
  • Working with non-instance data

2018 – The cloud spend visibility tipping point 

Jochen Hagenlocher, ITAM Professional of the year 2016

  • Classic SAM to Cloud SAM
  • Gaining visibility of cloud
  • 30-40% on Cloud Spend
  • 2018 – The cloud spend visibility tipping point
  • Rising Star Award – Appreciating young talent

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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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