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Stacking the Deck: Why Oracle is Going to Audit You (And What to Do about It)

Stacking the Deck: Why Oracle is Going to Audit You (And What to Do about It) By Michael Corey No one likes feeling like they’re behind the proverbial 8-ball. So often, we tell ourselves that’s not the case – follow the rules, work hard, keep your nose clean, and you’ll be fine.

By |2021-07-12T16:45:00-04:00July 17th, 2020|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Dumped by your ITAD Provider? Lessons Learned From an Expert

Dumped by your ITAD Provider? Lessons Learned From an Expert By Neil Peters-Michaud The recent announcement by Arrow Electronics to “wind-down (its) personal computer and mobility asset disposition business” comes as a shock to many in the industry, including myself. Arrow was recognized as a market leader that grew by acquiring some

By |2021-07-12T14:31:57-04:00July 24th, 2019|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Negotiating your next Microsoft Agreement

Negotiating your next Microsoft Agreement By Ann Marsh So, you’ve just signed your agreement with Microsoft, time to relax for the next two years right? Wrong! Your Microsoft agreement is probably one of the largest agreements financially for your company and touches every person working at your company. Many of the things

By |2021-07-12T14:31:58-04:00April 17th, 2019|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Importance of Mobility in ITAD

Importance of Mobility in ITAD By Edward Wooten Importance of Mobility in ITADSensitive data is present across industries and business types, from large-scale data centers to small-scale server rooms. When a business undergoes an infrastructure update, the HDDs, SSDs, and other networking equipment that store its proprietary information need to be correctly disposed of. Much

By |2021-07-12T14:31:58-04:00April 16th, 2019|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Conquering FITARA Challenges via ITAM Program Development

Conquering FITARA Challenges via ITAM Program Development By Norman Pugh-Newby Purpose This article provides a systematic approach for overcoming Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) challenges by building an effective Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM) program from the ground up. The paper also includes functional detail for development of the foundational

By |2021-07-12T14:31:58-04:00November 2nd, 2018|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Managing “Things”: The New Competitive Imperative for Enterprises

Managing “Things”: The New Competitive Imperative for Enterprises By Arthur Lozinski Ushering in a new era of automation The Internet of Things (IoT) is here and enterprises are suddenly grappling with how to take full advantage of and manage the explosion of assets, or “things,” within and outside of their organizations. The

By |2021-07-12T14:31:58-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Starbucks: Negotiation Vs. Optimization

Starbucks: Negotiation Vs. Optimization By Alan Bain I frequent Starbucks when I travel. And Starbucks didn’t pay me to say that. They didn’t need to, I pay myself every time I go. Let me explain. I like Americanos. An Americano is a simple drink: espresso mixed with hot water. It is not

By |2021-07-12T14:31:59-04:00April 26th, 2018|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Tips for Approaching the Supply-Side of Licensing

Tips for Approaching the Supply-Side of Licensing By Kristopher Wong The main strategic objective of a SAM practice should be to optimize software spending while increasing your software governance. A key aspect of delivering on that objective is by understanding the two sides of the SAM equation: (1) the supply-side, and (2)

By |2021-07-12T14:31:59-04:00April 24th, 2018|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

SAM 101 and the Secret for Success

SAM 101 and the Secret for Success By Steffani Lomax Success means different things to different people. By way of definition, success is achieving the correct or desired result. For a professional athlete, success means winning or performing at his or her very best. For a professional musician, success means performing a

By |2021-07-12T14:31:59-04:00August 15th, 2017|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Using Six Sigma to make your SAM Team Invaluable

Using Six Sigma to make your SAM Team Invaluable By Brett Sturgeon It is always the constant challenge for any manager to ensure that their team and the efforts of their team are viewed by leadership as an indispensable part of the organization. There is the continual need to validate why the

By |2021-07-12T14:31:59-04:00March 16th, 2017|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

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