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ITAM Solution or a Social Network?

ITAM Solution or a Social Network? By Michael Dalke Are we building ITAM solutions or social networks within our companies? If we look at available social network definitions, we see common themes. Social networks are networks of interpersonal relationships. Said another way, people go to social networks to connect to other people.

By |2021-07-12T14:30:11-04:00April 2nd, 2021|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

Why is SaaS Management Important?

Why is SaaS Management Important? By Kristy Hawkins SaaS management accounts for a significant piece of today’s Shadow IT spend. With the ever-growing list of SaaS applications on the market today, and with the ease in which anyone in the organization can subscribe and purchase them, it is resulting in significant expenditure

By |2021-07-12T14:30:11-04:00July 17th, 2020|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

Understanding Software Discovery

Understanding Software Discovery By Ludmila Kantova Software inventory plays critical role in Software Asset Management. You cannot manage what you cannot see. In this article I would like to guide you through the world of software discovery… Software Product Versus Software Component Software Product is identified by a marketing name. It represents

By |2021-07-12T14:30:11-04:00September 19th, 2019|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

Tracking Methods for Virtual Servers: Pros and Cons

Tracking Methods for Virtual Servers: Pros and Cons By Julia Stenz As more and more emphasis is placed on virtual or cloud servers, and less on physical servers, asset managers are hard pressed to keep up with tracking of this rapidly changing environment. As organizations cross from all physical to 50% or

By |2021-07-12T14:30:12-04:00April 17th, 2019|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

The Gathering Storm – SAM in the Age of the Cloud

The Gathering Storm – SAM in the Age of the Cloud By Phil Hames “Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley The cloud is here to stay, changing the face of software asset management forever. Everyone in the SAM industry will be affected

By |2021-07-12T14:30:12-04:00April 16th, 2019|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

Assets! Assets! Assets!

Assets! Assets! Assets! By Christian Björkly-Nordström Prologue: Assets that are disregarded (as such) Please read the following statements below and answer; Yes or No as you see fit, please remember your answers for later. Statement 1: All the Corporate Assets in your business managed by named and framed (accountable) resources only, expensive

By |2021-07-12T14:30:12-04:00April 16th, 2019|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

Yes! You, Too, Can Fail Miserably at a Hardware Inventory!

Yes! You, Too, Can Fail Miserably at a Hardware Inventory! By Jean Friestad Part I First, don’t plan! Planning indicates a desire to succeed. We can’t have that. Employee count is unnecessary. It couldn’t possibly matter if you have 17 employees or 17,000, right? It shouldn’t have any bearing on your inventory

By |2021-07-12T14:30:13-04:00May 3rd, 2018|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

Can the Healthcare sector roll out RFID across all ITS?

Can the Healthcare sector roll out RFID across all ITS? By Carolyn Price Can the Healthcare sector ever implement RFID across the entire ITS enterprise for Asset Management, can it work and what is the impact? Assessment – The purpose of this question posed to senior leaders was to first, determine the

By |2021-07-12T14:30:13-04:00March 6th, 2018|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

Fixed Asset and IT Asset Management in Healthcare

Fixed Asset and IT Asset Management in Healthcare By Michael Smith Computer technology and its related assets have impacted the dynamics of traditional fixed asset accounting management. Information technology assets now constitute a significant percentage - if not the majority - of fixed assets, and capital spend, for many institutions, particularly in

By |2021-07-12T14:30:13-04:00October 25th, 2017|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

Discovery and SW Normalization-When is Normal NOT Normal?

Discovery and SW Normalization-When is Normal NOT Normal? By Kathy Bugajski The Software Asset Management discipline has matured over the past 5 years. By now, most companies have implemented some form of asset discovery and tracking of their software licenses. Discovery is a wonderful thing. It automatically reports against your installed base

By |2021-07-12T14:30:14-04:00March 17th, 2017|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

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