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Case Study: Centralizing ITAM – Mecklenburg County Creates Centralized IT Asset and Procurement Division

By Matthew Newlon, Mecklenburg County ITAK V6 I4 In 2005, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, consolidated all information technology (IT) purchasing and asset management into a centralized IT Asset & Procurement Management division (APM).  This division consisted of an IT purchasing and contracts manager, IT buyer, and IT asset coordinator.  I began working with Mecklenburg County a few months after the ...

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Electronic Healthcare Data Erasure – Concerns for Secure Disposal Management

By Markuu Willgren, Blancco ITAK V6 I4 Editor’s Note:  Laws that are specific to health care data and the health care industry in the U.S. impact the data erasure programs that are used during redeployment and disposal.  This article provides information to the IT Asset Managers responsible for developing or using the data erasure programs within their organizations. As the ...

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Compliance Depends on Executive Support – Speak the “C” Language to Executives

By Larry Shoup, Silver Tree Solutions, Inc. ITAK V6 I3   Compliance should be at the top of any executive’s priority list for IT Asset Management.  As the individuals responsible for the finances and the organization’s reputation, compliance is a natural fit with achieving executive goals.  So why do ITAM professionals continue to struggle for executive buy-in for compliance projects?  ...

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BSA in Brief – “What I Would Tell a Software Asset Manager”

By Peter Beruk, Business Software Alliance ITAK V6 I3 Information technology is an asset—to businesses, governments and everyday users alike.  However, one of the most prevalent mistakes I see among so many organizations in an array of industries is their failure to manage software as the critical asset that it is. Proper software asset management can be a very simple, ...

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Cloud Computing License Management – Four Approaches to License Management in the Cloud

By David Bicket ITAK Volume 6 Issue 2 Four Approaches to License Management in the Cloud Extract from ISS-N004-v3.2, Cloud Computing and License Management by David Bicket, March, 2011, printed with permission, Text and diagrams © David Bicket 2011.   David Bicket, the convener of the ISO/IEC working group developing SAM standards, published a white paper on the ISO SAM ...

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Changes in Microsoft Licensing – Select Plus News: Minimum Waived on Initial Order

By Directions on Microsoft ITAK Volume 6 Issue 1 Making the right software licensing decisions requires knowledge of your organization’s buying history, its IT plans for the coming year and the alternative licensing options available from the vendor.  It also requires staying up-to-date on changes to the software vendor’s licensing rules and policies.  In this article, we cover recent changes ...

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The Demand for ITAD Certification – Clearing up Confustion About the R2 Standard

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM Inc. ITAK Volume 6 Issue 1 Hardware Asset Management doesn’t stop with the life of the asset but continues through the “death” of the device.  In the last ten years, IT Asset Managers have dramatically improved disposal management for their organizations, beginning with presenting redeployment options first, tracking through the lifecycle and documenting final disposition effectively.  ...

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Copyright is a Global Concern – Copyright Laws and Software License Compliance

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM Inc. ITAK V5 I3 When Software Asset Managers are in the middle of a difficult audit, the underlying laws that influence these important tasks are often ignored.  We even call it “software license compliance” and allow actions to be driven by the contract language without questioning the ownership rights derived from copyright law.  Software Asset Managers ...

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