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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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Insights into Oracle & Microsoft Licensing Procurement Practices

By Scott Rosenburg, Miro Consulting ITAK V4 I3 Welcome to our new monthly column, where Scott D. Rosenberg, CEO & Founder of Miro Consulting, Inc.   will answer any questions on Oracle and Microsoft licensing and procurement practices. Send questions directly to lweiss@iaitam.org and we’ll get them answered for you. Please indicate whether you would like to be publicly acknowledged ...

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Working Together – What Service Management Should Mean to IT Asset Managers

By Jenny Schuchert, Independent Consultant ITAK V4 I3 At the Beginning When IT asset management started in the early 1990’s, IT service management (ITSM) had not yet penetrated the US.  IT departments were organized around functions and platforms such as the network group, the server team and the security section.  This structure made it easier for like-trained employees to work ...

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What Our Executives Need From Us

By Jenny Schuchert, Independent Consultant ITAK V4 I2 Priorities are changing rapidly these days, with executives honing in on specific objectives.  Obviously, savings and reduced spending are primary objectives.  At the same time, executives are open to opportunities to set their company apart, either from the competition or from the company’s current performance.  During weak economic times, companies can still ...

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