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Information Security Certifications & Standards

On behalf of APMG-International [1], I look forward to presenting to IAITAM at its 2016 Spring ACE at New Orleans, when I’ll consider the widening range and uses of information security standards and certifications. In this piece, I’ll focus on InfoSec certifications: (note: the term credentialing is used less in the InfoSec arena, though that essentially describes the same thing, ...

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Software Audits: The Payoff of Planning Ahead

Software Audits: The Payoff of Planning Ahead By Chris Tittiger, CITAM, CSAM AUDITS DON’T HAVE TO BE SCARY. In fact with some basic planning, they can be relatively painless. Here are two simple strategies you can implement in your company to help mitigate your company’s risk during a software audit: 1. Negotiate the audit terms in your software contract. 2. ...

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Managing Office 365 ProPlus Compliance – Transitioning to User Based Subscriptions

By John G. Grubb, SoftwareAdvocates ITAK V10 I4 The vast majority of enterprise customers I speak with these days are very interested in Microsoft’s Office 365 offering, many are already in the process of evaluation or deployment, or have already deployed it.  Office 365 is a subscription based productivity offering from Microsoft which does not offer the option to obtain ...

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Drive Organizational Behavior for Successful ITAM – Impact Behavior with a Self-Service Software Portal

By Brett Husselbaugh, eTelligent Solutions, Inc. ITAK V10 I4 Many clients have, or are in the process of implementing, some form of self-service request system, with one of the items that can be requested being software.   The genesis is usually in response to user demand, and/or the desire to reduce ticket volume and the resources required to address that volume.   ...

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License Implications of Cloud Computing – Actions Where the IT Asset Manager and CIO Make the Difference

By Jeanne Morain, iSpeak Cloud ITAK V10 I4 Just because you can put workloads in the cloud doesn’t always mean that you should.  License compliance is often an afterthought in the race to the cloud to get solutions that are faster, cheaper, and considered better by not only IT but also the business.  The insatiable growth of shadow IT combined ...

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Nine Considerations for Choosing a SAM Tool – Reviewing the SAM Requirements You Need to Think About

By Molly McDevitt, Mentor Graphics Corporation ITAK V10 I2 Software Asset Management (SAM) software programs are not just a financial investment, but also one of time.  A new program takes time to set up, learn and implement, as well as the ongoing maintenance of the system and data.  There is no shortage of programs to choose from and costs vary ...

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SAP Licensing and the SAM Lifecycle – The Challenges of SAM, ISO 19770-1 and SAP License Management

By Brian E. Skiba, Snow Software ITAK V9 I12 Based on a previously published white paper from Snow Software SAP License Management and SAM All around the world, enterprises are realizing that they must employ Software Asset Management (SAM) to assure compliance, improve procurement and reduce costs.  Popular desktop software vendors such as Microsoft, Adobe and Symantec agree, and are ...

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