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  • The 2017 Scoop on e-Scrap and ITAM

    The 2017 Scoop on e-Scrap and ITAM

    Attending a conference is an excellent barometer for determining the pressures impacting a specific industry. The E-Scrap conference this fall was a great opportunity to take a look at the trends pressuring ITAD (IT Asset Disposition) vendors and their downstream counterparts. To make good choices for the organization’s constant outflow of unwanted computing devices, due ...more

  • GDPR and the Implications for ITAM Managers

    GDPR and the Implications for ITAM Managers

    Imagine this situation in few months-time from now. The ITAM manager for a large organization has been called to a board meeting. There has been a major data breach and a large amount of customer information has been stolen. The penalty for this breach could be as high as 20million Euros. The Directors ask the ...more

  • Fixed Asset and IT Asset Management in Healthcare

    Fixed Asset and IT Asset Management in Healthcare

    Computer technology and its related assets have impacted the dynamics of traditional fixed asset accounting management. Information technology assets now constitute a significant percentage - if not the majority - of fixed assets, and capital spend, for many institutions, particularly in fields such as healthcare. Organizations must now focus on tracking IT assets along with ...more

  • Strategic ITAM - The Way For Creating The Strategic Capability That Empowers Your Business

    Strategic ITAM - The Way For Creating The Strategic Capability That Empowers Your Business

    The increasing complexity and dynamism that the markets have today, but especially those where organizations operate using Information and Communication Technologies as the core of the business, as well as the resulting uncertainty thereof, suggests that the Strategic Development in those Organizations should be based on the usage of traditional processes as well as other ...more

  • Licensing Oracle in a Public Cloud environment

    Licensing Oracle in a Public Cloud environment

    WHAT DOES CLOUD MEAN FOR YOUR SAM STRATEGY? Software asset management? Cost optimization? With the growing use of cloud, that’s no longer an issue, because you know exactly what you pay for, right? Even though cloud solutions deliver huge benefits to organizations, it is more important than ever to manage your software licenses. More and more end ...more

  • Five Reasons Why Great ITAD is Like a Great Restaurant

    Five Reasons Why Great ITAD is Like a Great Restaurant

    From the outside looking in, most diners seem interchangeable. The provide affordable food, they often sport the same neon-clad decor and they will all have the same Certificate of Health and Safety framed behind the cash register. When you sit down, you’ll be handed laminated menus that will offer the same dishes as the diner ...more

  • Software Licence Reuse, an opportunity for savings in Europe

    Software Licence Reuse, an opportunity for savings in Europe

    Perpetual licences is still representing the vast majority of software expenditures in businesses and almost all of the installed bases. Since the decision of the European Court of Justice to legalize software licence reselling (C128-11 / 3 July 2012), a massive multi-billion euro secondary market for software reuse has raised in Europe, providing significant saving ...more

  • Ethical ITAD - Doing the Right Thing

    Ethical ITAD - Doing the Right Thing

    Data security and The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are dominating many industry conversations right now. With all the focus on data security and the obvious financial pressures on businesses to reduce costs, a lot of people forget one of the other most important considerations when IT equipment is at the end of its ...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

  • SAM 101 and the Secret for Success

    SAM 101 and the Secret for Success

    Success means different things to different people. By way of definition, success is achieving the correct or desired result. For a professional athlete, success means winning or performing at his or her very best. For a professional musician, success means performing a piece perfectly or stirring emotion in the audience. For a writer, success is ...more

  • Managing the evolving Enterprise

    Managing the evolving Enterprise

    IT Asset Managers don’t always participate in strategic IT discussions. But, they are expected to help organizations keep track of spending on hardware, software and subscriptions to various IT Services. IT Asset Management is becoming more strategic – new technologies are making IT more complex and the ease with which new, subscription based resources can be ...more

  • Configuration Data Elements Critical for Compliance in SAM

    Configuration Data Elements Critical for Compliance in SAM

    Software license entitlement defines the license capacity against a manufacturer’s defined measurement. There is a vast range of different capacity types used by software manufacturers to measure license entitlement. These measurements can be divided into two basic groups: • Instance based: measurement is tied to a configuration of the hardware (for example, processor based licensing) • Non ...more

  • The Case for IT Asset Engineering, Presented to the 15th Annual IAITAM ACE

    The Case for IT Asset Engineering, Presented to the 15th Annual IAITAM ACE

    Steven R. Ligon, Ph.D.; Brian S. Wallace This paper addresses the need for Systems Engineering focused on the issues falling between IT Asset Management and IT Service Management, identify touch points between the engineering discipline as represented in the Systems Engineering “Vee” and the products necessary to deliver superior service and comprehensive management of IT Assets ...more

  • Six Public Speaking Tips from the Trial Lawyer Arsenal

    Six Public Speaking Tips from the Trial Lawyer Arsenal

    Alright! Your hard work, initiative, and/or utter brilliance finally caught the attention of your boss. You’re moving up. You’ve reached the next rung on the ladder. You’ve arrived! Now that you’ve arrived, however, you have to give presentations and speeches. Enter the wonderful and terrifying world of public speaking. The words “public speaking” strike fear into the ...more

  • ITAM Team - A Story About My Team's Transformation

    ITAM Team - A Story About My Team's Transformation

    What is the make-up of your ITAM team – Here is my team’s transformation story Probably the most common topic of discussion within ITAM is: “What is the make-up of the ideal ITAM team?” These discussions typically focus to the number of staff members assigned to the team and what functions that team is responsible for.  In ...more