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The 6 Pillars of a SAM guru

Software asset management is a difficult job at the best of times, and it can be thankless for SAMs who lack the necessary support from management. To be a true SAM guru employing best practices, you must master six conceptual pillars. If any of these pillars are missing from your SAM strategy, you will likely experience problems with license coverage ...

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Six Public Speaking Tips from the Trial Lawyer Arsenal

Alright! Your hard work, initiative, and/or utter brilliance finally caught the attention of your boss. You’re moving up. You’ve reached the next rung on the ladder. You’ve arrived! Now that you’ve arrived, however, you have to give presentations and speeches. Enter the wonderful and terrifying world of public speaking. The words “public speaking” strike fear into the hearts of even ...

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Seven Tips to Upgrade Your Work Conversations

We live in a tech world. That is particularly true of people reading this publication. Tech can be amazing. It brings us software that makes business more efficient and data centers powerful enough for companies to operate seamlessly across the globe. Tech also provides connection and communication tools that give almost limitless freedom of movement. But texts, tweets, emails, and ...

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Stakeholders Collaboration in Designed for Circularity

The growing demand for electronics devices on the market inevitably creates ongoing problems that too many discarded electronics are dumped well before the end of their useful life. Many attempts to embed recycling schemes on the business model and metals recovery have not been able to tackle the current challenges which hinder the ability to prolonging the life cycle of ...

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Embracing the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is described as the network of physical objects; portable and stationary devices, clothing, environmental sensors, traffic sensors, consumer goods, vehicles, buildings, humans and animals; the list of possibilities is equal to almost everything on earth. There are already millions of items with electronic sensors that are connected to the internet. In November 2015, Gartner estimated ...

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What You Do Today Determines What happens Tomorrow

The title of this piece is a significant thought in the fast-moving world of Information Technology. In IT a day can be a long time, a month equivalent to a lifetime. With this in mind, it is sensible to maintain a constant vigil in what is happening around us especially where it can directly affect our business and often personal ...

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The Value of a Common Language across the Entire Enterprise

By Jay Scroggins, BDNA   The rapid migration of nearly all business processes to digital mediums, not to mention the crush of networked devices heading our way as part of the Internet of Things tidal wave – has made it a nearly impossible feat to manually align and manage an enterprise’s IT assets.  However, these assets are the backbone of ...

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Guidance for Selecting Training – Credentials Matter

By IAITAM ITAK V9 I12 Editor’s Note:  In IT Asset Management, everyone is our customer; the success of ITAM relies on the cooperation of many.  Creditability is essential and is built through keeping our knowledge current and improving our skills.  Training is a major source of knowledge and this article lays out the characteristics that should be considered when selecting ...

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Max Communication Skills During Negotiations – Strategies and Skills that Make a Difference

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM ITAK V8 I11 The Basics The underlying skill that makes or breaks any negotiator is communication, both as a giver of information and a receiver of information.  Communicating during negotiations is not about delivering a speech, or using perfect grammar, or talking louder than anyone else.  It is the ability to truly listen and then present information ...

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FORE! – Leading a Meeting from a Golf Perspective

By Stephen Becker, Seagate Technology ITAK V8 I10 The way we communicate with others has a long-lasting, critical impact on our careers.  If we excel with every presentation, speech, or meeting, we can expect our careers to take us to new levels.  The opposite is true as well, so beware! Let me also preface this next part with “I am NOT ...

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