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Microsoft-based Systems in the Cloud – Enterprise Cloud Licensing Rules Clarified

Microsoft-based Systems in the Cloud - Enterprise Cloud Licensing Rules Clarified By John Cullen, Directions on Microsoft Organizations that are moving software licenses to provider clouds need to be aware of important rule differences that impact license compliance. In July, 2011, Microsoft published use rights that clarify how customers can move licenses

By |2021-07-12T14:28:53-04:00August 24th, 2011|Compliance Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Investing in an ITAM Discovery Tool – Convincing Management

Investing in an ITAM Discovery Tool - Convincing Management By Keith Bennett & Tyson Hiner, FAA One of the most difficult aspects of being an Information Technology Asset Manager can be convincing management to invest in an Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM) discovery tool. In an organization as large as ours, a

By |2021-07-12T14:17:10-04:00August 23rd, 2011|ITAK, Program Management|0 Comments

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

On-Target ITAM Analysis and Metrics - Adding the Business Intelligence By Frank Venezia, Siwel Consulting 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

By |2021-07-12T14:17:11-04:00August 19th, 2011|ITAK, Program Management|0 Comments

The SAM Affect – It’s NOT Just for IT

The SAM Affect - It's NOT Just for IT By Paul 'Doc' Burnham & Rod Potter How many times have we all heard that SAM (Software Asset Management) is just an IT issue and IT needs to handle it? While it is true that SAM is associated mainly with IT, it is

By |2021-07-12T14:29:45-04:00August 17th, 2011|Communication and Education Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Continuing the “Weather Report” on Cloud Computing

Continuing the "Weather Report" on Cloud Computing By IAITAM Software Asset Management is in growth mode, according to our feature article by Pat Cicala on the software supply chain. Pat lays out how software acquisition reached its current level of confusion and complexity and drives home that cloud computing is going to

By |2021-07-12T14:17:11-04:00August 15th, 2011|ITAK, Program Management|0 Comments

Demystifying the Software Supply Chain – Ending Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt from Acquisition

Demystifying the Software Supply Chain - Ending Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt from Acquisition By Patricia M. Cicala It is time to remove the mystery from the software supply chain, a critical component of long overdue industry change For more than 20 years, the software life cycle has been fraught with mystery and

By |2021-07-12T14:32:03-04:00August 14th, 2011|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

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

Long Term Software Management - How to Grow SAM Beyond License Compliance By Russell Parker 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.

By |2021-07-12T14:17:11-04:00August 14th, 2011|ITAK, Program Management|0 Comments

Centralized ITAD Works – Continue the Centralization through Asset Retirement

Centralized ITAD Works - Continue the Centralization through Asset Retirement By Michael Profit, Arrow-Intechra, LLC The benefits of a centralized IT asset management program are well understood and widely accepted. They include: improved decision-making based on reliable information, efficiency gains from standardized processes and better risk-management. Some IT managers might not fully

By |2021-07-12T14:19:57-04:00August 10th, 2011|Disposal Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Software as a Service – Make the Move With Software Asset Managers, Services Managers and Caution

Software as a Service - Make the Move With Software Asset Managers, Services Managers and Caution By Takeshi Takeuchi Editor’s Note: A 20 year IT veteran and published author on LAN, ITSM and ITAM, Takeshi Takeuchi joined IAITAM earlier this year to head the Japanese office of IAITAM, offering ITAM certification courses

By |2021-07-12T14:32:03-04:00August 10th, 2011|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

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