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SAM in a SaaS World

Counting devices and software installations has been the foundation of SAM for decades. As with most things ITAM practitioners are being forced to look at it in a new way with the continued adoption of SaaS based solutions. Sometime in the not too distant future the current underlying technologies to provide SAM services will be obsolete. It is not surprising ...

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Principles for Integrating ITAM with wider ITSM initiatives

Is your organisation continuing to invest in separate IT Asset and IT Service Management (“ITAM” and “ITSM” initiatives)? Do you have separate toolsets serving both these functions with little to no data integration and data transfer between these? Do you have a constant “battle” between these teams with regards to the accuracy of data collected and reported on from these? ...

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Asset Management in IT Disaster Recovery

Unlike any other crisis, Disaster Recovery (DR) depends upon the ability to recover damaged assets, because assets are needed to recover function, and restoring functionality is the goal of DR. Yet the skills of Asset Managers are often neglected by DR Planners, and many Asset Managers do not fully understand their role in Disaster Recovery Planning. Where to start? Understanding ...

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Overcoming the Challenges of Mobile Lifecycle Management

Mobile Devices

The move to mobile will not be slowing down in the foreseeable future. Gartner reports 346 million smartphones were shipped in the first quarter of 2016 alone, and IDC forecasts these shipments will continue growing at a CAGR of 8.5 percent throughout the year. As consumers and enterprises continue to purchase mobile devices, IT asset managers will face a number ...

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IT Asset Management as a Foundation for Service Management

IT asset management is one of the IT processes that are tightly integrated with business processes like procurement, accounts payable, (goods) receiving, contract and vendor management, etc. IT asset management is also the entry point in order to facilitate business outcomes through the use of IT resources. Therefore if proper IT asset management processes had been in place from day ...

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The IAITAM Practitioner Survey Results for 2016 – Lean Toward Ongoing Value

The IAITAM Practitioner Survey Results for 2016 Lean Toward Ongoing Value As IT Asset Management (ITAM) professionals, we want to know how the ITAM program at the organization we work for stacks up against other organizations.  With information on the similarities with other organizations, we find validation in the strengths and comfort in the common weaknesses of our organization’s ITAM ...

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Where Are the Cost Savings? – IT Asset Management

Even with IT spend projected to grow in 2016 and continue to increase over the next several years, pressure on organizations to reduce operational costs has never been greater. As a result, many businesses have turned to managing their hardware and software assets. But where can organizations truly achieve savings from an IT asset management (ITAM) perspective? Many enterprises have ...

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SAM – More than License Compliance & Management

There is continued, perhaps increasing, confusion in the industry as to the discipline of software asset management (SAM0 and its subsets software license management (SLM) and software license compliance (SLC). Examples include: Statements in public forums such as LinkedIn. For example: Software license optimization is SAM, stop over-complicating things. SAM is about and for license compliance Job postings for ITAM ...

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Why Digital Transformation makes ITAM more important than ever

Digital transformation is not just hype. Across every sector, a revolution is happening. Long established companies are finding their long-term business models disrupted by new upstarts and new practices, and the results have been dramatic. In the three months to June 2015, Uber overtook traditional taxis as the USA’s most expensed form of ground transportation. AirBnB is less than a ...

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Outcome based Software Asset Management

Why would the Dalai Lama travel 8000 miles to a small city in Minnesota for healthcare when many internationally renowned hospitals were available in India, Europe, or Asia? Many of the largest global cities have great hospitals, but Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota continues to draw Presidents, Premiers, Kings, movies stars, and professional athletes from all over the world for ...

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