Author Archives: Stormi Malek

Stormi Malek joined the Westfield Group ITSM team in 2013 and possesses a background in hardware and software asset management, becoming the IT Asset Manager early this year. She is particularly focused on strategy, analysis, and process optimization. She is an active member of her local ITSMf group, obtained the CSAM certification in 2015, and holds an ITIL V3 Certificate in IT Service Management. She first came to ACE as an attendee and values the opportunity to network with fellow ITAM practitioners, as well as the sharing of knowledge between members for the advancement of the field of Asset Management.

Software Metering and the “Use It or Lose It” Mentality

With six months to go before an annual true up with a large software publisher, a software scan revealed that we were over deployed by a large amount for two of their products, largely due to people requesting these products for short term use during projects then not contacting IT to uninstall after they had completed the work. While this ...

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