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Program Management

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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Are you Covered? – Why Insurance Should be a Part of Your SAM Program

By Paul Paray, Willis HRH ITAK V4 I1 Being a crucial component of any IT asset management program, a properly run software asset management (SAM) program provides significant value to a company.  Indeed, according to Gartner Group, “organizations can realize cost savings of between 5 percent and 35 percent [from their IT budget] by implementing focused software asset management practices.  ...

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