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Vendor Management

Measuring Success Begins With Your Vendor’s ERP System

Each company and organization operating today has varied goals and processes, but they all face one common challenge: the need for dependable and efficient methods to manage business operations. That’s where Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems come into play, automating and integrating core business processes to focus on effective and simple success. For ITAD vendors, the importance of these systems ...

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Who is that calling me from Oracle?

The Oracle ecosystem is extremely complex, and it can be confusing to keep straight all the different Oracle representatives that reach out to your company. This article will explore the Oracle ecosystem and provide recommendations for navigating the many Oracle representatives that may reach out to you regularly. What you need to know about Oracle salespeople With about 20 different ...

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Maximize the Value of Your Retired Equipment

Ever Wonder Where Your Retired IT Devices Go? It seems like a simple question. Managing the retirement of IT assets is a necessary part of the business cycle. ITAD vendors are carefully vetted and selected through a robust process that ensures both security and environmental processes are followed. Painstaking hours and resources can be spent to ensure that your organization’s ...

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What could possibly go wrong? Strategies to Lessen your Risk in the Cloud

“CEOs and CFOs have a fiduciary responsibility to the organization. If your executive team and IT organization haven’t recently discussed and implemented SaaS data recovery plans, now is the time to do so,” according to Security Boulevard. Software-as-a-Service applications are certainly growing, and the benefits are numerous. However, if you believe that “as-a-Service” means you don’t have to worry about ...

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Oracle Will Charge for Java Starting in 2019

Here’s what you need to know about upcoming Oracle Java licensing changes that end public updates for Java SE 8 as of January 2019. Find out what you need to know about Oracle Java licensing changes that begin in January 2019. Oracle has announced that, effective January 2019, Java SE 8 public updates will no longer be available for “Business, ...

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Executive Considerations for Azure Adoption

Azure has the potential to help organizations reduce cost and deploy services faster than possible in most on-premises data centers. Azure provides scaling, security, data governance, global reach, and advanced features, such as machine learning, that many organizations struggle to deliver independently. However, not all workloads are suitable for Azure, and developing the skills to deploy and manage Azure services ...

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Printer Asset Management – Managing Printers & their Vendors

Are printers part of your estate or IT portfolio? If you answered “yes” to the above question, then the next logical series of questions are “How do you manage them?” and “Are these assets managed according to your IT Asset Management standards and objectives?”. Many organizations are looking to streamline support of printers through helpdesk integration (ie. Remedy, ServiceNow, etc.) ...

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“SAM is Dead, Long Live TAM(*)”

Will software asset management exist 5 years from now? (*) Technology Asset Management As Doris Day famously sang “Que sera sera, the future’s not ours to see”, we can never be certain about what changes will affect our lives in the coming years. However, as business professionals one of our key duties is to anticipate and adapt to technology changes ...

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Auditing a Vendor- Necessary or Not?

Have you heard over and over that you need to audit your ITAD vendor? Why should you do this? After all, it is expensive to travel to the vendor site. It takes up valuable time that could be better spent on your main job functions. And, in the grand scheme of things, the dollar value of the ITAD program can ...

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