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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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Becoming an ITAD Hero – Are You Getting Measurable Payback and True Value From Your Disposal Process

By Paul Baum, PlanITROI Inc. ITAK V4 I10 It’s a fact – being an IT Asset Manager rarely gets the recognition it deserves.  The rewards may be limited, the risks of the position may be greater than other IT positions, and when there is recognition, it generally only comes after something goes wrong.  With “job security” being at the forefront ...

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Consolidation Adds Value – Vendor Consolidation Establishes Value and Win-Win Relationships

By Barbara Rembiesa, President and CEO of IAITAM ITAK V4 I10 Vendor Management, what is it and who within the organization actually does it?  Without answers to these questions, organizations find it difficult to effectively manage their vendors much less take advantage of consolidation, get the best possible value for their purchases, establish clear channels of communication or create that ...

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