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  • Anatomy of an End User License Agreement

    Anatomy of an End User License Agreement

    End User License Agreements (EULAs) are long, wordy and boring. Attorneys write them and read them. They are very good at it and, if you have any questions, you should address them with your company’s legal counsel. Always. Difficulty or boredom is not a reason to skip reading a EULA. You don’t need a secret ...more

  • Application Rationalisation Techniques

    Application Rationalisation Techniques

    1. Overview Application rationalisation is the radical reshuffling of an application portfolio as part of an application strategy, a plan that implements changes to applications to achieve a business outcome. Many organisations try to achieve this by reducing the overall number of applications but many fail to deliver the expected benefits of reduced cost and increased efficiency. ...more

  • Seven Tips to Upgrade Your Work Conversations

    Seven Tips to Upgrade Your Work Conversations

    We live in a tech world. That is particularly true of people reading this publication. Tech can be amazing. It brings us software that makes business more efficient and data centers powerful enough for companies to operate seamlessly across the globe. Tech also provides connection and communication tools that give almost limitless freedom of movement. But ...more

  • Challenges of IT Asset Disposition

    Challenges of IT Asset Disposition

    Anyone who has created a corporate IT Asset Management program, or is contemplating one, will tell you that it is challenging to create a successful program. We will explore some of the issues in doing so. Who should be involved in this process? Who are these stakeholder groups and why do they matter? Do they have ...more

  • Fits like a Glove: Top 10 Must-Do’s for your SAM Program

    Fits like a Glove: Top 10 Must-Do’s for your SAM Program

    Over the years, I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly from many SAM solutions. Using the lessons I’ve learned as a guide, I’d like to help you identify the best solution for your enterprise SAM needs – and avoid unnecessary mistakes along the way. 1. Identify your executive sponsor. As an asset or software ...more

  • Managing Autodesk Licensing for Cost Reduction & Optimization

    Managing Autodesk Licensing for Cost Reduction & Optimization

    What’s soft about software? The term "software" is ubiquitous to a degree that few hearken back to review the origins of the word. The "soft" nature of software implies it to be amorphous compared to its computer counterpart "hardware", but certainly it is software that brings “muscular” value to hardware. Software's intrinsic value originates from the ...more

  • What does it take to be an IAITAM Fellow?

    What does it take to be an IAITAM Fellow?

    Asset and Software Asset Management (SAM) knowledge and experience is an expertise that is difficult to acquire. It takes years to learn and is in short supply globally. An expert in the field, such as an IAITAM Fellow, is a resource that many would like utilise but often have trouble finding. With this is mind I ...more

  • Software License Management – Do you need a degree?

    Software License Management – Do you need a degree?

    Remember back in the day when license complexity was as simple as plugging in the hardware dongle into your computer in order for an application to work? With today’s technologies it seems like you need to have a doctorate to truly understand each license option and its complexities. Even when you have determined between node ...more

  • Why I became a certified e-Steward

    Why I became a certified e-Steward

    My work in electronics recycling began before I had ever heard of Basel Action Network (BAN) or the e-Stewards idea. I worked as a director of a nonprofit recycling organization for 14 years before coming to work for e-Stewards as the Enterprise Director. Back then, we were just trying to do the best we could ...more

  • The Circular Economy - Operational & Financial Advantages

    The Circular Economy - Operational & Financial Advantages

    The well-established IT hardware manufacturing brands have long enjoyed the substantial procurement savings derived from recovering valuable parts from customer returned used IT systems. These organizations either developed reverse logistics operations internally or, more likely, outsourced their ‘recovery for reuse’ operations to specialist services providers. The result is considerable supply-chain cost savings, in comparison to ...more

  • Discovery and SW Normalization-When is Normal NOT Normal?

    Discovery and SW Normalization-When is Normal NOT Normal?

    The Software Asset Management discipline has matured over the past 5 years. By now, most companies have implemented some form of asset discovery and tracking of their software licenses. Discovery is a wonderful thing. It automatically reports against your installed base of hardware assets and their corresponding software licenses. What could be easier….. If you are ...more

  • SAP Takes InDirect Aim at its Customers

    SAP Takes InDirect Aim at its Customers

    There is a famous saying in the United States that exclaims, “Remember the Alamo!”. This was used as a battle cry for the State of Texas fighting for independence from Mexico in 1836, after a severely outnumbered band of Texans all lost their lives to the Mexican Army at The Alamo. Their memory lived on ...more

  • Renewing Excellence in ITAD: Reflections of an Industry Provocateur

    Renewing Excellence in ITAD: Reflections of an Industry Provocateur

    A provocateur, by definition, is someone who intentionally stirs the proverbial pot. Being a registered D.C. lobbyist for the past 12 years, let me tell you, I have seen a lot. We were trained to stir the pot. It’s an art form and part of the job. Most of which I cannot speak of, but ...more

  • The New ITAM Department

    The New ITAM Department

    The influx of IoT (Internet of Things) and connected devices will continue to introduce new demands on IT departments globally. Software Asset Management (SAM), IT Service Management (ITSM) and GRC (Governance, Risk Management and Compliance) have already emerged as key components of IT Asset Management (ITAM) today. Challenges will evolve as security and new compliancy ...more

  • Using Six Sigma to make your SAM Team Invaluable

    Using Six Sigma to make your SAM Team Invaluable

    It is always the constant challenge for any manager to ensure that their team and the efforts of their team are viewed by leadership as an indispensable part of the organization. There is the continual need to validate why the team exists and why you have the staffing you do. Then there is the constant ...more