Author Archives: Alan Bain

Alan Bain is the VP of Operations at Information Systems Asset Management, Inc.

Starbucks: Negotiation Vs. Optimization

I frequent Starbucks when I travel. And Starbucks didn’t pay me to say that. They didn’t need to, I pay myself every time I go. Let me explain. I like Americanos. An Americano is a simple drink: espresso mixed with hot water. It is not as strong as espresso but still carries the rich flavor that I like. Similar strength ...

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Show Me the Data! – Delving into Software Asset MAnagement Data Needs

By Alan S. Bain, ISAM ITAK V8 I2 In the 1996 movie, “Jerry Maguire,” character Rod Tidwell chanted the somewhat famous line “Show me the money!”  He was attempting to goad Jerry Maguire into getting him a larger contract and to believe in himself. Fast forward 15 years and Software Asset Managers are screaming a similar chant, “Show me the ...

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