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IAITAM Best Practices and IT Service Management – Complementary Strategies for IT Success

IAITAM Best Practices and IT Service Management - Complementary Strategies for IT Success By Takeshi Takeuchi IT Asset Management (ITAM) and IT Service Management (ITSM) are both process-based sets of best practices that are providing direction to IT departments across the globe. They are interconnected, working together to achieve goals. Each also

By |2021-07-12T14:16:47-04:00December 27th, 2013|ITAK, Program Management|0 Comments

Measuring Your Success – KPIs to Measure and Showcase Doing a Good Job

Measuring Your Success - KPIs to Measure and Showcase Doing a Good Job By James Etherton, Delta Dental of Michigan An ITAM practitioner is someone who is an all-around guru of ITAM while doing the day-to-day work of organizing, monitoring and reporting. This busy schedule can lead to mistakes. For instance, I

By |2021-07-12T14:16:48-04:00December 25th, 2013|ITAK, Program Management|0 Comments

The Vendor – Customer Relationship

The Vendor – Customer Relationship  - Who is Really in Charge of Your Environment? By IAITAM As of April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will no longer support security patches or any other upgrades for its popular and still widely used Microsoft XP operating system. This isn’t a secret or something that has been brought up at

By |2021-07-12T14:18:17-04:00December 15th, 2013|ITAK, Vendor Management|0 Comments

Inventory is Not a Commodity – Re-Thinking the “Done Deal” Attitude towards Inventory

Inventory is Not a Commodity - Re-Thinking the "Done Deal" Attitude towards Inventory By Mark Flynn, Snow Software Some within the SAM profession have started regarding inventory as a commodity item. Actually, the reality is that inventory is far from a commodity and it is a dangerous, not to mention expensive, mistake

By |2021-07-12T14:30:16-04:00December 15th, 2013|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

Oracle Software Top Five Pitfalls – The Complexity of Oracle Software License Management

Oracle Software Top Five Pitfalls - The Complexity of Oracle Software License Management By Peter Bjorkman Enterprise application licensing tends to be universally vague, but SAM experts typically consider the rules governing Oracle’s licensing agreements to be perhaps the most complicated and difficult to grasp. This is because users are required to

By |2021-07-12T14:28:39-04:00December 14th, 2013|Compliance Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Active RFID Best for Data Centers – Why Active RFID Beats Out Passive RFID

Active RFID Best for Data Centers - Why Active RFID Beats Out Passive RFID By Gregg Primm Data centers, with their countless racks and cabinets, may seem static at first glance, but these dynamic, unpredictable environments require precise and efficient asset management. Due to the high associated costs of manual inventory tracking

By |2021-07-12T14:30:17-04:00December 11th, 2013|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

Six Major Ways to Optimize ITAM – Your Action List for 2014

Six Major Ways to Optimize ITAM - Your Action List for 2014 By Doron Gordon 2014 is fast approaching and the time has come to make your New Year’s IT resolutions. Gartner's "Top Industries Predicts 2014" stresses that IT management will require some serious rethinking in the coming year, so I’ve compiled

By |2021-07-12T14:16:48-04:00November 26th, 2013|ITAK, Program Management|0 Comments

The ITAM Dream Team – How to Build and Maintain It

The ITAM Dream Team - How to Build and Maintain It By Frank Venezia & Steffani Lomax At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, the United States national basketball team was made up of top college players - and finished in third place. This disappointing result spearheaded a movement to

By |2021-07-12T14:16:48-04:00November 20th, 2013|ITAK, Program Management|0 Comments

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