Program Management

Selecting the Right SAM Tool – Truths and Issues to Consider

By Paul “Doc” Burnham, Agnito Advisors ITAK V7 I2 Today, many companies are on a quest to gain control or get better control of their software assets.  Companies realize that in order to achieve this goal, they most likely will be required to implement a Software Asset Management (SAM) tool.  And, of course, it is imperative to get this task ...

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The Data Protection Indemnity Gap – Serious Indemnity Exposure Haunts ITAM Businesses

By Robert Johnson, NAID ITAK V7 I2 As data protection liabilities steadily raise due to ongoing changes in the regulatory landscape, indemnification for such liabilities is increasingly becoming an acute concern. As a result, organizations under such regulatory pressure are gradually showing more concern about the qualifications of their data-related service providers and the ability of those vendors to be ...

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The Movement to Mobile – Organizational Trends and Issues

By Roger Mallett, HP Software ITAK V7 I2 Mobile technologies are important today but will be of far greater importance in the future.  To understand this more fully it is useful to look at where we are today and then look at the strategic direction that business is moving. It is my belief that to be successful in asset management ...

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Property Managers in ITAM – Working without the IT Safety Net

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM ITAK V7 I1 IT Asset Managers have joined the profession from all types of backgrounds and training.  Some chose to take on the ITAM challenge and others had the duties added onto their existing set of responsibilities.  In the case of Property Managers, the extent of IT asset tasks in their duties seems to have grown ...

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Practitioner Recommendations – Building an ITAM Program

By Robin Trebec, Chevron Corporation ITAK Volume 6 Issue 8 One of the things I hear most often whenever I attend a conference are questions about how to build or grow an IT Asset Management program.  It seems that no matter what advances have been made in our industry, most of us struggle to get our voices heard.  So how ...

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Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures, and Joint Ventures – Maintaining an ITAM Program through Company Changes

By Ann Marsh, Cargill Inc. ITAK Volume 6 Issue 8 One thing we can be sure of is that nothing will ever stay the same.  This is true of companies also.  In my experience, companies are always acquiring new companies, changing percentage of ownership of existing companies, and divesting companies that are no longer a strategic fit.  In this ever ...

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Tablets, Smartphones, and IT Security – Management Alternatives and Technology Choices to Consider

By Geoff Glave, Absolute Software ITAK Volume 6 Issue 8 Over the past several years, industries with mobile workforces have woken up to the issue of laptop protection.   Most IT Asset Managers are now sold on the notion that the data on a device is likely worth considerably more than the device itself and, regardless of the company’s given industry, ...

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