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ITAM’s Worst Enemy: ITAM – Why Many ITAM Initiatives Stall Just When They Seem the Most Successful

By Russell Parker, Golden Ratio Inc. ITAK V7 I12 When IT Asset Management initiatives receive executive sponsorship and support, the first couple of years tend to produce a number of successes.  Initial projects tend to focus on license compliance, cost reduction/avoidance, internal IT financial accountability, risk mitigation, and reporting.  In addition to substantial soft dollar savings and process improvements, fairly ...

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What is IT Asset Management? – An IAITAM White Paper

By IAITAM ITAK V7 I12 Look around any workplace and you see Information Technology (IT) assets.  If you are working in an average office environment, you probably have a computer monitor with a CPU at your desk along with a smartphone and VoIP telephone.  A short distance away is a networked printer, copiers, scanners, fax machine and servers.  This is ...

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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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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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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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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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