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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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Protect Yourself – Certified Data Erasure Enables Security in Disposal Management Policy

By Markku Willgren, Blancco ITAK V4 I4 Management of information technology (IT) assets is a complex task for any organization and an important effort in controlling IT costs. While maximizing asset use is important in achieving IT budgets, even greater costs are at stake if a company does not create and enforce an asset disposal management policy that protects data, ...

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Electronic Stewardship – Electronics Recycling: Certification is the Silver Bullet

By Robert Houghton, Redemtech ITAK V4 I4 IT professionals have become good environmental and privacy stewards during the past 10 years—on paper. When we founded Redemtech in 1998, customers would often argue for the dumpster as an acceptable disposal strategy. No more.   A decade ago, in more innocent times, few customers were terribly concerned about destroying confidential company data ...

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As Easy as PI – Printer Reduction Across the Enterprise

By Ilan Justh, ITAM & Software Licensing Expert ITAK V4 I3 “…it’s as easy as Pi …”  Well I thought so too when I began this project at least.  As I eventually learned, every project has so many unexpected factors coming into play my Pi became a stew. Set The Stage Let me clear up your confusion and describe my ...

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It’s More Than Disposal – DIscrepency Reporting Delivers Surprising Business Benefits

By Chris Adam, Converge ITAK V4 I2 One of the major challenges of IT asset disposal (ITAD) is maintaining consistent and reliable discrepancy reporting. This allows an organization to ensure that the assets that were on the network are the same assets that are decommissioned, transferred to the ITAD provider for processing, and disposed of properly. If sensitive data is ...

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