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The Risks of Evergreen IT

The Risks of Evergreen IT By Jan Hachenberger Who doesn’t like Green? As a gardener, you prefer healthy plants, typically indicated by a lush green color of their leaves. In areas with cold or dry season, some plants have adapted to the climate and shed their leaves. Before this happens the leaves

By |2021-07-12T14:32:00-04:00July 18th, 2016|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Solve IT Risk with Integrated ITAM

Solve IT Risk with Integrated ITAM By Kannan Bhaskaran & Ganapathy Balakrishnan – BNY Mellon By Kannan Bhaskaran & Ganapathy Balakrishnan - BNY Mellon While IT Asset Management is an essential function for any organization to provide the much necessary controls, it is also a very key function to mitigate several risks

By |2021-07-12T14:32:00-04:00March 26th, 2016|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

SAM Safari – Managing Licenses in the Virtual Environment

SAM Safari – Managing Licenses in the Virtual Environment By Kathy Bugajski Software Asset Management has traditionally focused on managing the physical license installations on the desktops, laptops and servers of an enterprise. By this time, most companies have at least the outline of a SAM program defined and are executing against

By |2021-07-12T14:32:00-04:00March 26th, 2016|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Managing the Fine Print – Working with Terms and Conditions

Managing the Fine Print - Working with Terms and Conditions By Bruce McDowell In looking back at the articles and presentations I’ve written for IAITAM over the last several years – what I refer to as the “ITAM 101 Series” – for whatever reason the topics seem to be, well, less than

By |2021-07-12T14:32:00-04:00March 24th, 2016|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Getting to “Win” in Your Contract Negotiation – Strategies for Assembling your Team and Working with the Vendor

Getting to "Win" in Your Contract Negotiation - Strategies for Assembling your Team and Working with the Vendor By Frank Venezia & Steffani Lomax Everyone wants to "win" when they enter into a software contract negotiation. The negotiators for the publisher seek to maximize revenue for their company, while the end-user strives

By |2021-07-12T14:32:00-04:00April 1st, 2015|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Acquisition – The Foundation for Software Compliancy – Take a Good Look at Asset Acquisition

Acquisition - The Foundation for Software Compliancy - Take a Good Look at Asset Acquisition By Rodney Penny, Health Care Service Good software compliancy and IT service asset tracking begin with knowing your entitlement numbers and knowing what hardware assets you have and where they are. The foundation for this information comes

By |2021-07-12T14:32:01-04:00November 28th, 2014|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Why License Management in Outsourcing Fails – Recommendations for Working with an Outsourcer on License Management

Why License Management in Outsourcing Fails - Recommendations for Working with an Outsourcer on License Management By Frank Tijhuis, International SAM Institute With most customers already struggling to keep their licenses under control, a factor that makes license management and Software Asset Management even more complex is when the customer makes use

By |2021-07-12T14:32:01-04:00October 16th, 2014|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Top 10 Software Negotiation Techniques – The Path to Win-Win Software Contracts

Top 10 Software Negotiation Techniques - The Path to Win-Win Software Contracts By Frank Venezia & Steffani Lomax The time to renegotiate a contract with one of your leading software suppliers is approaching. What does your organization need to do to prepare, conduct the negotiation discussions and close a solid agreement? There

By |2021-07-12T14:32:01-04:00July 19th, 2014|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Activating Windows Products – License Activation for Purchasing and Procurement Personnel

Activating Windows Products - License Activation for Purchasing and Procurement Personnel By Michael Cherry, Directions on Microsoft Ensuring Windows and Office stay activated and available for users requires the involvement of both procurement personnel and IT. All customers, including those using volume licensing media, must properly activate Windows desktop clients, Windows servers,

By |2021-07-12T14:32:01-04:00February 21st, 2014|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

Software Entitlements – Are You Getting What You Paid For?

Software Entitlements - Are You Getting What You Paid For? By Brett Husselbaugh Some clients make it a habit to purchase additional entitlements, such as software maintenance or Microsoft’s Software Assurance, when they purchase licenses. We have seen, however, those same clients leaving money on the table as they fail to exercise

By |2021-07-12T14:32:02-04:00April 13th, 2013|Acquisition Management, ITAK|0 Comments

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