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Is it RIP for the PC? Contemplating the Impact of Mobile Computing

By Ed Cartier, xAssets Ltd. ITAK V7 I12 iPads. iPhones. Android tablets and smart phones. iOS. Windows 8.  Surface tablets and Windows phones. ARM chips. Combined, this group of products and technologies is being charged with the death of the traditional PC that’s been around in one form or another since 1982. But, is the PC really on death’s doorstep? ...

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HAM, SAM, Who I AM – A look at Roles, Scope and Choices

By Stephen Becker, CSAM ITAK V7 I11 No, this isn’t a Dr. Seuss book.  It’s an inside look at the two main roles for every IT asset manager.  There are other roles we take on and run with in our profession, however, the meat of our business is hardware and software asset management. In this article we will touch on ...

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What is Your ITAM Mission? – A Template

By Bill Talbot, Hewlett Packard Software ITAK V7 I10 In my vast experience, I have seen many ITAM initiatives either stall or fail.  Even when traveling to clients around the globe, I found similar results based on the initiative losing momentum because the team members were unaware of “what to do.”   As they reached out to me for help, I ...

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Advanced Tech for Data Center ITAM – Unsolvable Problems Being Addressed by Future Forward Technology

By Bob Cartwright, Vizualiiz ITAK V7 I9 Every so often, we arrive at an intersection that occurs between emerging industry trends and advancing technologies that helps solve previously unsolvable problems.  Today, data center asset managers are experiencing this type of phenomenon.  If we tune in closely, we will have an opportunity to participate first-hand in using technology that will transform ...

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Lean and IT Asset Management – Applying Lean Principles to ITAM Processes

By Annette Boeske, David Drake, Kathee Pierce, Amway ITAK V7 I9 Lean is about maximizing value to the customer while continuing to focus on process improvement.  Incremental improvements gained over time through the execution of kaizen events (Japanese for continuous improvement) provide the foundation for a lean environment.  Implementing lean principles at Amway, in our manufacturing and supply chain areas, ...

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Increase Uptake of Core Business Technology – Software Metering as Part of a Robust Implementation Program

By Nancy Benthien, Endeavor & Signe Stenseth, OpenIT ITAK V7 I9 This scenario is part of corporate legend:  a company decides to switch to a new core business technology, one that will affect a significant part of their organization and will be used to affect key business outcomes.  Key elements are in place; senior management is on-board with the switch; ...

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World Perspective: Cloud Technology – the Cloud Changes IT Asset Management Philosophy

By Lukas Gabrys & Monika Wasilewska-Serwiak, BTC ITAK V7 I8 Big Changes around the Corner The forecast for the cloud computing market in Poland for the coming years seems to be promising. According to the IDC Report concerning private and public clouds, the Polish cloud market accounts for 7% of the service and IT asset outsourcing market in terms of ...

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IBM’ PassPort Advantage Agreement – Things to Consider When Managing the Virtualized IBM Inventory

By Michael Koss, Anglepoint Group, Inc. ITAK V7 I8 On July 18, 2011, IBM updated their standard base International IBM PassPort Advantage Agreement (IPAA). There were two significant changes introduced in that updated agreement a year ago that often get overlooked by IBM’s enterprise customers. In this article, we’d like to highlight those changes and provide things to consider that ...

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