By Kris Barker, Express Metrix ITAK V6 I3 Since the dawn of the desktop era, IT departments have struggled with keeping track of software installed across corporate networks. An accurate software inventory is crucial to properly licensing installed applications, understanding whether they’re being used, and budgeting for future purchases. But there is no standard methodology across applications and manufacturers for ...Read More »
By Rachel Melary, Iron Mountain ITAK V5 I1 Located in Southern California, Vertical Management Systems, Inc. (VMS) is a 50-person company that provides data services related to mutual fund pricing, and develops accounting software for automation and control of mutual fund portfolio accounts. Founded 17 years ago, the company started with just two employees developing custom software to help ...Read More »
By Steve Klos, TagVault.org ITAK V4 I10 Software Identification tagging is receiving a significant amount of market attention lately. This attention has been coming from software publishers, tool providers and software purchasing organizations. The standard defining software tags, ISO/IEC 19770-2:2009 was published by ISO with the final date on the document being November 15, 2009. The standard, as well as ...Read More »
Standard Published: What Now? – How Will the ISO/IEC 19770-2 Standard for Software Tagging Influence Your Organization’s Decisions?
By Krzystof (Chris) Bacziewicz, Eracent ITAK V4 I10 On November 15, 2009, the ISO/IEC 19770-2 standard was finally published. It is available to the public, and now it is time to make final decisions as to how the passage of this standard will influence our organizations and how we should react to it. What now? The driving forces of the ...Read More »
By Scott Parkin, Avocent LANDesk ITAK V4 I6 At the core of every task is relevant data. To effectively plan, execute, and report on critical business activities you need quick and effective access to the right key facts. This is a challenge for any business manager, but is especially difficult for IT asset managers where key asset data is ...Read More »
By Ilan Justh, ITAM & Software Licensing Expert ITAK V4 I6 So what do you do when you have been tasked with finding all of the needles in a BIG corporate haystack? I say, “Grab a strong magnet and get to work on counting”. I was hired as the first asset manager at a major art institute a few years ...Read More »
By George D. Peterson Jr., CACI International ITAK V4 I2 During my stint in the military and in the civilian world, I’ve had the pleasure (and the pain) of having to identify, document, and track various IT assets across an organization and at many geographically separated locations. I’ll never forget the days of having to look and account for hundreds ...Read More »