Central Ownership of IT Assets is the Answer - An Essential Step for Service-Oriented IT By Russell Parker Author’s note: Central ownership is not the same as central procurement although they are often confused. There are many good reasons for central purchasing, standards, etc… These are all foundational to central ownership and
Cloud Computing Protection Strategies - SaaS Escrow for Application Continuity By Frank A. Bruno The Software as a Service (SaaS) market continues to grow and gain significance as software delivery shifts from traditional on-premise, licensed software to a cloud-based, on-demand SaaS model. Market analyst IDC forecasts that the worldwide SaaS market will
What is Data Center ITAM? By Dr. Barbara Rembiesa Why focus on the data center specifically when discussing IT Asset Management? Surely, most, if not all of the ITAM processes have specific nuances for the type of asset being managed. After all, servers are assets to be approved, acquired, tagged, tracked, reconfigured
Fishing for ITAM ROI - Examining Sources to the ROI Stream By Leslie June Have you ever had one of those days when you woke up with a plan in hand for how the day was going to unfold? Then, alas - something came up to put a crimp in your plan!
What is a Catalog for SAM? - Identifying the Essentials for Software Asset Management By Bernhard Boehler Software license and asset management is not successful if the data and results it produces are full of errors and gaps. In operational software asset management (SAM), a big part of the work revolves around
Advanced Tech for Data Center ITAM – Unsolvable Problems Being Addressed by Future Forward Technology
Advanced Tech for Data Center ITAM - Unsolvable Problems Being Addressed by Future Forward Technology By Bob Cartwright Every so often, we arrive at an intersection that occurs between emerging industry trends and advancing technologies that helps solve previously unsolvable problems. Today, data center asset managers are experiencing this type of phenomenon.
Lean and IT Asset Management - Applying Lean Principles to ITAM Processes By Annette Boeske, David Drake, Kathee Pierce, Amway Lean is about maximizing value to the customer while continuing to focus on process improvement. Incremental improvements gained over time through the execution of kaizen events (Japanese for continuous improvement) provide the
Increase Uptake of Core Business Technology – Software Metering as Part of a Robust Implementation Program
Increase Uptake of Core Business Technology - Software Metering as Part of a Robust Implementation Program By Nancy Benthien, Endeavor & Signe Stenseth, OpenIT This scenario is part of corporate legend: a company decides to switch to a new core business technology, one that will affect a significant part of their organization