Asset Intelligence – New Nomenclature? By Christian Björkly-Nordström Let’s kick of with some standard definitions to establish common ground. According to Wikipedia an Asset is defined as: An asset is a resource controlled by the entity as a result of past events and from which future economic benefits are expected to flow to
SAM reporting – what do you report from your SAM universe? By Christian Björkly-Nordström You are capital C Compliant, managing users licensing needs, control your vast software estate proactively? Sounds fab, but if no-one in management know you are doing great, or share your fears due to license rule changes, where will
Empowering People, Process and Technology – Case Study of a Successful Game Changer in ITAM Data Quality and Affordability
Empowering People, Process and Technology - Case Study of a Successful Game Changer in ITAM Data Quality and Affordability By John McConnell & Karen Bryant In today’s world, IT hardware assets in every company are multiplying quickly, and the compliance requirements are multiplying just as fast. To keep up with this evolving
The ITAM Role with Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity – 10 Questions that Measure Disaster Recovery Maturity
The ITAM Role with Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity - 10 Questions that Measure Disaster Recovery Maturity By Jonathon Kirby Disaster Recovery (DR) preparedness is a multi-faceted set of processes that mitigates the damages to the operation of the organization during and after a wide range of debilitating events. The term disaster recovery is
Getting More from the CMDB - Supporting the ITAM Program with a CMDB By James Etherton, Delta Dental of Michigan In the April 2011 ITAK magazine, Dan Wilson of RightStar Systems published an article entitled “ITAM+CMDB= Success.” In that article, he mentions the single point of truth and how key it is
Integration - A Key Element in Asset Lifecycle Management By Barbara McCulloch & Michelle Hannes, Halliburton Is your IT asset management (ITAM) organization struggling with a stand-alone ITAM tool, multiple data entry points or significant manual effort gathering HR, procurement, financial or location information? Are you looking to replace your current tool?
Show Me the Data! - Delving into Software Asset Management Data Needs By Alan S. Bain In the 1996 movie, “Jerry Maguire,” character Rod Tidwell chanted the somewhat famous line “Show me the money!” He was attempting to goad Jerry Maguire into getting him a larger contract and to believe in himself.
Metrics for ITAM - Measuring Magnitude, Value, and Results By Sherry Irwin, Technology Asset Management Inc. One of many lessons learned over more than 25 years as an IT asset management (ITAM) advocate, educator, and consultant is the importance of metrics. As with most things in business, you can’t manage what you
Navigating ITAM Measurement - Moving Beyond Operational to Tactical and Strategic Goals By Jenny Schuchert Documentation Management is the Key Process Area (KPA) for managing data, the tools we use to collect and maintain that data and, of course, the documents created by analyzing data and processes. The maturity of the IT
Clouds and Mobile Devices Create Challenging Times for ITAM By Dr. Barbara Rembiesa The focus this month is on Asset Identification and Documentation Management, two Key Process Areas (KPAs) in the IAITAM Best Practice Library that are currently under siege from changes in technology. For those managing software, the shift to vendor