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Richard Spithoven on selling B-Lay to SoftwareONE

Richard Spithoven

In this podcast I’m joined by Kylie Fowler and Brett Zurbrick to talk with Richard Spithoven about SoftwareONE’s recent acquisition of B-Lay.

The interview covers the SoftwareONE acquisition, market drivers after COVID and opportunities for new entrepreneurs. The most common questions asked of Richard after the acquisition were a) How will things work with SoftwareONE being an Oracle reseller? and b) Will you buy a boat or a sports car? We cover both of these topics on the podcast!

Agenda – Richard Spithoven Interview

  • The SoftwareONE acquisition
  • B-Lay working with SoftwareONE as Oracle reseller
  • The current SAM and License Management services market and trends for the future
  • Industry consolidation trends and audit activity during COVID
  • Opportunities for new entrepreneurs

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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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