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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

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The New ITAM Department

The New ITAM Department By Cathy Won The influx of IoT (Internet of Things) and connected devices will continue to introduce new demands on IT departments globally. Software Asset Management (SAM), IT Service Management (ITSM) and GRC (Governance, Risk Management and Compliance) have already emerged as key components of IT Asset Management

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

Systems Management and IT Asset Management Tools: The Same, Only Different

Systems Management and IT Asset Management Tools: The Same, Only Different By Ed Cartier Nearly every IT department uses some form of a systems management tool (SMT), but too many rely on their systems management software to perform IT asset management (ITAM) functions. SMT’s do the things they are designed for very well,

By |2021-07-12T14:30:14-04:00February 24th, 2017|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

Software publisher statements; how to request them and what to expect

Software publisher statements; how to request them and what to expect By Mary Barr When I first started a SAM program the world was a lot simpler. Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) had been created but not yet implemented by those folks that it would immediately effect, and the signs of an impending financial crisis

By |2021-07-12T14:30:14-04:00March 14th, 2016|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

Simple Cost Analysis for RFID Options – Choice Must Fit the Organization’s Needs and Budget

Simple Cost Analysis for RFID Options - Choice Must Fit the Organization's Needs and Budget By Tom Watson Not surprisingly, IT Asset Managers have been asking more and more about the use of RFID to reduce the time and effort tracking assets, especially by implementing RFID technology in as many places as

By |2021-07-12T14:30:15-04:00April 28th, 2015|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

Mobilizing the ITAM Solution – Five Steps to a Solid Business Case

Mobilizing the ITAM Solution - Five Steps to a Solid Business Case By Nasrin Azari Building a Business Case If you are interested in a mobile solution for your ITAM program — one that incorporates barcode scanning and/or RFID for data capture by your IT Asset Managers while they are working in

By |2021-07-12T14:30:15-04:00April 21st, 2015|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

Ghost assets Are Scarier than You Might Think – The Specter of Non-Compliance Represents Far More Risk than Power and Space Consumption

Ghost assets Are Scarier than You Might Think - The Specter of Non-Compliance Represents Far More Risk than Power and Space Consumption By Joshua Reynolds Ghost in the Machine The vast majority of IT environments are haunted. Large scale infrastructures, by virtue of their operational requirements, value high capacity and high availability

By |2021-07-12T14:30:15-04:00April 21st, 2015|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

Discovery and Usage data for Software License Management – Is Microsoft SCCM the Best Solution?

Discovery and Usage data for Software License Management - Is Microsoft SCCM the Best Solution? By Sumin Tchen Many organizations use Microsoft’s SCCM product as their primary software discovery method. Because SCCM is already used by operations, it comes at little or no additional cost to the Software License Management (SLM) group.

By |2021-07-12T14:30:16-04:00November 24th, 2014|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

“Just One More Question, Ma’am.” – The Secret to a Complete Physical Inventory

"Just One More Question, Ma'am." - The Secret to a Complete Physical Inventory By Jean Friestad Do you remember Columbo? Peter Falk starred as the rumpled detective in 69 made-for-television movies from 1968-2003. He was a great character and always figured out the fiendish plot of the villain. However, I was consistently

By |2021-07-12T14:30:16-04:00November 18th, 2014|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

How to Justify RFID for Asset Management – Six Steps to a Strong Business Case

How to Justify RFID for Asset Management - Six Steps to a Strong Business Case By Tom Watson Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) promises real-time visibility of asset inventory by automatically updating the asset repository as assets move through an environment, with little to no errors. RFID also delivers data in real-time, with

By |2021-07-12T14:30:16-04:00November 18th, 2014|Asset Identification, ITAK|0 Comments

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