Program Management

Adding Business Value – Catching Up After a Year or More in Emergency Mode

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM Inc. ITAK V5 I4 The organization has changed rapidly in response to the new economy and the related shifting of priorities and plans.  Smaller IT budgets have led to delayed IT projects, downsizing and a focus on squeezing value from existing investments.  This reactive focus turns IT Asset Managers into hardware and software inventory counters, terminated ...

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Incorporating Laptops into ITAM Practices – Info-Tech Research Group and Absolute Software Examine How ITAM Chalks Up

By David Legg, Absolute Software Corporation ITAK V5 I3 The increase in mobile computing in the workplace is not a new revelation. Chances are notebooks make up about half of your current computer fleet. Another safe bet – this number is growing, as mobile computers inch their way to a dominant spot in the professional PC market. Yet as we ...

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ITAM Tools & Technology Q&A

By Martin Thompson, ITAM Review Note to our readers: Each month in this column, the ITAM Review’s Martin Thompson will address your ITAM questions.   My company has many independent operating units. They all operate different tools. We know we should be centralizing our Software Asset Management program. What should we be doing regarding mandating that our operating units use ...

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Think Global – Benefits of a Global IT Asset Disposal Strategy

By Chris Adam, Converge ITAK V5 I2 With the global PC installed base expected to reach 1.5 billion by 2012 and smart phone use now ubiquitous in most of the developed world, many companies are confronting a vexing side effect: The problem of IT asset disposal (ITAD) has gone global in scale.   For many IT managers, ITAD is an ...

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Why Less is Often More – Hosted Agentless ITAM Solutions May Be All You Need

By Ed Cartier, xAssets ITAK V5 I1 A hosted, agentless IT asset discovery and inventory solution is a great example of the expression “less is more.” The internet offers a great definition of what that less is: “The notion that simplicity and clarity lead to good design.” (http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/226400.html) A hosted, agentless solution is one way to bring clarity to IT ...

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Be SAM Positive – How We Fail at Software Asset Management

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM ITAK V4 I7 A Fresh Look from a Normally Positive Person Have you ever felt that managing software is like playing whack-a-mole with Jell-O?  The compliance hammer comes down title by title, vendor by vendor, but without process and support, compliance is rapidly lost.  Compliance, and the software asset management lifecycle processes that build compliance, are ...

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Process Improvement – C&E and C&L Quick Success Project to Improve Your ITAM Program

By Barbara Rembiesa, President & CEO of IAITAM ITAK V4 I3 This month’s QSP (Quick Success Project) will be a little different.  I am addressing 2 Key Process Areas from the IAITAM Best Practice Library that greatly affect the success of an ITAM Program: Communication & Education Compliance & Legislation The first I wish to address is Communication & Education.  ...

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