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  • Office 365:  E3 vs E5  | Webinar - Wednesday Aug 29, 2018  10am PT

    Office 365: E3 vs E5 | Webinar - Wednesday Aug 29, 2018 10am PT

    Most Microsoft customers will face the midrange (E3) vs. high-end (E5) suite decision at their next EA renewal. Directions on Microsoft (DOM) is offering a free webinar to discuss: · The nine capabilities unique to Office 365 E5 and their potential value to an organization · ...more

  • The 6 Steps of SAM. Part 4: Reconcile. Webinar on Aug. 23rd at 10am CT

    The 6 Steps of SAM. Part 4: Reconcile. Webinar on Aug. 23rd at 10am CT

    Join Snow’s Tim Kubick as he dives into Step 4 of the 6 Steps of Software Asset Management Series: Reconcile. Learn how to easily import accurate, normalized entitlement data to gain full management of license metrics, ensure quality assurance and establish a license compliance position. REGISTER HERE Snow is hosting a webinar series to cover the ...more

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Disposal Management Articles on ITAK

  • The Client’s Perspective

    The Client’s Perspective

    In conversations I had with electronics recycling professionals at industry conferences over the last year, I often heard complaints when the discussion turned to enterprise clients. Typically, the frustration from e-scrap executives sounded something like this: “The IT person I have to work with is clueless about the e-scrap industry.” I teach IT asset disposition management ...more

  • ITAD at a High Level, Three things to Consider

    ITAD at a High Level, Three things to Consider

    If you are tasked with disposal of used or surplus IT assets, data security probably ranks as your number one concern — and for good reason. But considering a range of other issues could help you maximize your value recovery. Read on for 3 significant factors to consider in finding your best ITAD vendor match. 3 ...more

  • The Highest Net Return on Retired Assets

    The Highest Net Return on Retired Assets

    Take a moment to consider the priorities of your organization’s mission statement and goals. Undoubtedly, you will find a few consistencies with the themes of accountability, profitability, and sustainability represented in some fashion. These key goals should be the same elements that drive your IT Asset Disposition Process. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) used these three guiding principles ...more

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Acquisition Management Articles on ITAK

  • Managing “Things”: The New Competitive Imperative for Enterprises

    Managing “Things”: The New Competitive Imperative for Enterprises

    Ushering in a new era of automation The Internet of Things (IoT) is here and enterprises are suddenly grappling with how to take full advantage of and manage the explosion of assets, or “things,” within and outside of their organizations. The massive influx of IoT devices are predicted to save time and money and provide better ...more

  • Starbucks: Negotiation Vs. Optimization

    Starbucks: Negotiation Vs. Optimization

    I frequent Starbucks when I travel. And Starbucks didn’t pay me to say that. They didn’t need to, I pay myself every time I go. Let me explain. I like Americanos. An Americano is a simple drink: espresso mixed with hot water. It is not as strong as espresso but still carries the rich flavor that ...more

  • Tips for Approaching the Supply-Side of Licensing

    Tips for Approaching the Supply-Side of Licensing

    The main strategic objective of a SAM practice should be to optimize software spending while increasing your software governance. A key aspect of delivering on that objective is by understanding the two sides of the SAM equation: (1) the supply-side, and (2) the demand-side. But all too often, SAM practitioners only focus on one side of ...more

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Program Management Articles on ITAK

  • DON’T GET LOST WITHOUT IT ASSET MANAGEMENT GPS

    DON’T GET LOST WITHOUT IT ASSET MANAGEMENT GPS

    Managing expectation is crucial in any long-term joint endeavor. It is critical to get all stakeholders moving in the same direction at the same time to achieve aligned goals. Meeting expectations is the best way to measure the progress or success of any endeavor. When the processes and stakeholders involved in an endeavor are as ...more

  • PEOPLE: Laying the foundation for your ITAM program

    PEOPLE: Laying the foundation for your ITAM program

    I don’t know about you, but I love this year’s IAITAM ACE 2018 conference theme, The Building Blocks to ITAM Maturity, because I love metaphors and how beneficially they can be used for storytelling and creating a vision for your ITAM initiative. In that same vein, the PEOPLE (or stakeholders) leading and participating in your ITAM ...more

  • Software Asset Management – Moving Beyond the Basics

    Software Asset Management – Moving Beyond the Basics

    Recent news of airline seat allocation and the bumping of paid passengers has brought increased awareness to the complexity of airline seat yield management and capacity optimization. In the 1970s, passenger load factors averaged under 60%, and the airline industry was losing billions. Today, the industry’s load factor is approaching 90%, and in 2016 international ...more

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