Program Management

On-Target ITAM Analysis and Metrics – Adding the Business Intelligence

By Frank Venezia, Siwel Consulting ITAK V6 I7 In the absence of Business Intelligence supported by insightful Business Analytics, making important decisions is like throwing darts while blindfolded, hoping they will hit the target. Chances are you are going to miss, and this will have a negative impact on your business.   Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Analytics (BA) provide ...

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Long Term Software Management – How to Grow SAM Beyond License Compliance

By Russell Parker, Golden Ratio, Inc. ITAK Volume 6 Issue 6 Software Asset Management (SAM) is often treated merely as what is needed to ensure compliance:  licenses, deployments, and the reconciliation between the two.  Many organizations do not even seriously pursue SAM until a license compliance event occurs.  Even for those with a SAM function in place, the focus is ...

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An ITAM Occupational Hazard – Becoming a Victim of your Own Success, ITAM Program, SAM

By Lisa Wilson, Harris County Hospital District ITAK Volume 6 Issue 4: Disposal Management   I recently found myself complaining (again) that executive management was not hearing my recommendations on how to incorporate Asset Management best practices into our program.  Again, I was strongly suggesting that these improvements would mature our program into one that a $1B company should have. ...

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The CIO’s Dilemma – The Role of the CIO with Today’s Ever Changing Technological Advances

By Krista Aguilar – OpenIT, Inc. ITAK V5 I5 CIO roles have been changing lately, to include major tasks such as cost-cutting, reworking existing business processes, and reshaping the enterprise’s physical infrastructure. Integrating Internet and the enterprise’s knowledge resources into both its long-term strategy and its immediate business plans has required massive focus.   IT managers may feel constrained in ...

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Expanding Horizons – Data Centers – What’s in it for IT Asset Managers?

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM Inc. ITAK V5 I5 Managing IT assets within the data center is often treated as a separate responsibility, particularly in large organizations.  Many professionals performing IT Asset Management (ITAM) duties for hardware and software have extended their IT careers to include the management of assets and, for the data center, understanding the layers required to build ...

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7 Deadly Sins – Resolution to the Seven Most Common Mistakes in an ITAM Program

By Phara McLachlan, Animus Solutions ITAK V5 I5   “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein, American conductor, composer and pianist (1918-1990)   There is a common misunderstanding regarding the difference between project management and program management – even within the industry.  People have a tendency to use the ...

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