Author Archives: XAssets Ltd. AP

Ed Cartier is the Marketing Director for xAssets LLC. Ed is widely published, regularly contributing articles to ITAK. He also authored several published white papers describing the need for IT asset management tools and has presented on the role of ITAM in controlling IT costs. He was recognized as one of the top 50 channel executives for two consecutive years. Ed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Rutgers University, an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is a graduate of the AEA/Stanford Executive Institute on Managing Technology Companies held at the Stanford University School of Business.

How to Write an RFP – In Response to IAITAM Members, Ed Cartier Shares His Knowledge on Preparing RFP’s for IT Acquisitions

By Ed Cartier, xAssets ITAK V5 I3 In a recent interview, I was asked if knew of a good Request For Proposal (RFP) template that applied to the selection and acquisition of enterprise IT asset management systems. I told the interviewer that unless any number of companies or organizations have exactly the same needs, budgets and organizational structures, such a ...

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Why Less is Often More – Hosted Agentless ITAM Solutions May Be All You Need

By Ed Cartier, xAssets ITAK V5 I1 A hosted, agentless IT asset discovery and inventory solution is a great example of the expression “less is more.” The internet offers a great definition of what that less is: “The notion that simplicity and clarity lead to good design.” (http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/226400.html) A hosted, agentless solution is one way to bring clarity to IT ...

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The Software Compliance Reporting Blues – The Fast and Economical Solution May Be a Hosted Software License Reconciliation Service

By Ed Cartier, xAssets ITAK V4 I9 By now it is no secret that IT asset management solutions and systems that calculate and report an organization’s degree of software license compliance (or lack thereof) are valuable assets to any IT operation. However, let’s be frank here, the economic times ain’t what they used to be. IT budgets have been slashed ...

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