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DON’T GET LOST WITHOUT IT ASSET MANAGEMENT GPS

Managing expectation is crucial in any long-term joint endeavor. It is critical to get all stakeholders moving in the same direction at the same time to achieve aligned goals. Meeting expectations is the best way to measure the progress or success of any endeavor. When the processes and stakeholders involved in an endeavor are as diverse and widespread as those ...

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PEOPLE: Laying the foundation for your ITAM program

I don’t know about you, but I love this year’s IAITAM ACE 2018 conference theme, The Building Blocks to ITAM Maturity, because I love metaphors and how beneficially they can be used for storytelling and creating a vision for your ITAM initiative. In that same vein, the PEOPLE (or stakeholders) leading and participating in your ITAM initiatives ARE the foundation. ...

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Software Asset Management – Moving Beyond the Basics

Recent news of airline seat allocation and the bumping of paid passengers has brought increased awareness to the complexity of airline seat yield management and capacity optimization. In the 1970s, passenger load factors averaged under 60%, and the airline industry was losing billions. Today, the industry’s load factor is approaching 90%, and in 2016 international carriers’ estimated profits reached $36 ...

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Planning for Change: The Only Constant in IT Asset Management

Summary: Just when you think you have everything settled and running smoothly in your asset management program, something changes: deployments alter your inventory counts, new software titles are introduced, and upgrades keep coming; manufacturers change license models – including transitioning to the cloud – and policies require updates for changing circumstances. Everything is subject to change. This session will present ...

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When Business-Led IT Meets ITAM

Business-Led IT is rising in popularity among companies in every industry and market segment. The central concept of business-led IT is enabling the business to direct what technologies should be adopted to meet their specific business needs. In the past, this had been solely the realm of IT- but with the increasing availability of cloud-based technologies and outsourcing, solutions are ...

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ILMT: A Gateway to SAM

If anyone tells you IBM software licensing is simple to work with, they are pulling your leg. In fact, at one of the organizations I’ve worked for, we had a slightly snarky but good-natured comment that came up occasionally in our meetings with our IBM partners: “Have I ever told you just how complicated IBM software licensing is?” It got ...

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The Accidental Asset Manager

In my role as Director, Online Services, my team is responsible to develop automation to support the different facets of the IT asset lifecycle, from acquirement through to retirement, and all points between. While we have built an asset register, an asset data collection app and series of asset change management screens and reports as part of our tool-set, the ...

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Strategic ITAM – The Way For Creating The Strategic Capability That Empowers Your Business

The increasing complexity and dynamism that the markets have today, but especially those where organizations operate using Information and Communication Technologies as the core of the business, as well as the resulting uncertainty thereof, suggests that the Strategic Development in those Organizations should be based on the usage of traditional processes as well as other emergent strategies that arise from ...

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Software Asset Management – Moving Beyond the Basics

Recent news of airline seat allocation and the bumping of paid passengers has brought increased awareness to the complexity of airline seat yield management and capacity optimization. In the 1970s, passenger load factors averaged under 60%, and the airline industry was losing billions. Today, the industry’s load factor is approaching 90%, and in 2016 international carriers’ estimated profits reached $36 ...

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