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Avoid The Hidden Corner of Software Asset Management

Avoid The Hidden Corner of Software Asset Management By Beth Kaminski Does your home have that hidden corner where things that you don’t need seem to pile up, accumulate, collect? That corner that you keep saying you are going to clean up next week. Or even more likely you are waiting on

By |2021-07-12T14:14:10-04:00July 21st, 2020|Financial Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Rightsizing Your Public Cloud Spend

Rightsizing Your Public Cloud Spend By Todd Greenwell Due to a lack of planning, management oversight, and operational processes and controls, organizations are wasting an estimated 35 percent of their spend on public cloud computing resources such as those provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, and Google Cloud (GCP). This wasted

By |2021-07-12T14:14:10-04:00April 16th, 2019|Financial Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Managing Autodesk Licensing for Cost Reduction & Optimization

Managing Autodesk Licensing for Cost Reduction & Optimization By Carl Leweke What’s soft about software? The term "software" is ubiquitous to a degree that few hearken back to review the origins of the word. The "soft" nature of software implies it to be amorphous compared to its computer counterpart "hardware", but certainly

By |2021-07-12T14:14:11-04:00March 22nd, 2017|Financial Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Taming the ITAM Business Case Beast

Taming the ITAM Business Case Beast By Laurence James Business Executives approve a large number of project proposals each year, but also have to reject many others, even though they might offer good business value. What often distinguishes an approved project proposal from a rejected one is the quality, credibility and compelling

By |2021-07-12T14:14:11-04:00February 22nd, 2017|Financial Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Is SAM a Cost or an Investment?

Is SAM a Cost or an Investment? By Phil Hames “Every time we make an investment decision at Fedex, we ask ourselves: What is the return on this investment?”Frederick SmithSoftware Asset Management practitioners frequently claim that implementing a SAM project is an investment because it leads to cost savings and efficiency benefits yet few organizations

By |2021-07-12T14:14:11-04:00August 18th, 2016|Financial Management, ITAK|0 Comments

IT Culture: 10 Positive Indicators

IT Culture: 10 Positive Indicators By Martin Sommer “An indicator is something that helps you understand where you are, which way you are going, and how far you are from where you want to be [communitiescommittee.org].” You’ve spent the last years implementing new strategies to increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs. Your

By |2021-07-12T14:14:12-04:00March 18th, 2016|Financial Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Looking for Software Savings in all the Wrong Places

Looking for Software Savings in all the Wrong Places By Michael Swanson It has been over a year since the disappearance of Malaysian Flight #370, bound from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. In that duration, 26 countries, several private contractors and $93 million has been spent searching 2.96 million square miles. The flight

By |2021-07-12T14:14:12-04:00July 28th, 2015|Financial Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Invoice Verification – What and Why? – Consider this Foundational Practice for Proactive ITAM

Invoice Verification - What and Why? - Consider this Foundational Practice for Proactive ITAM By Sherry Irwin, Technology Asset Management, Inc. Disclaimer: Specific content, while representative of industry practices, is provided as example only and should be modified for your organization. The Challenge Invoices are the means by which vendors collect payments

By |2021-07-12T14:14:12-04:00April 15th, 2015|Financial Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Don’t Gamble with your IT Assets!

Don’t Gamble with your IT Assets! - World’s Largest Casinos and their RFID Practices By IAITAM Since this Member Digest coincides with the Spring ACE in Henderson, Nevada, I felt it was appropriate to consider what ITAM and the main business of Las Vegas might have in common. Certainly, we have quite

By |2021-07-12T14:14:13-04:00April 22nd, 2014|Financial Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Maximizing Chargebacks – Taking the Mystery Out of Chargeback

Maximizing Chargebacks - Taking the Mystery Out of Chargeback By Barbara McCulloch & Michelle Hannes, Halliburton Developing and implementing a chargeback program can be a daunting task, especially in a large global corporation. It is achievable if the company understands the strategic objectives for charging back Information Technology (IT) services and then

By |2021-07-12T14:14:13-04:00March 28th, 2014|Financial Management, ITAK|0 Comments

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