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I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. -- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Author of Sherlock Holmes Stories Hard to argue with this logic, especially in such a data intensive industry as ours. The old adage of 'Garbage in Garbage out' is pretty self-explanatory. If we agree it is fundamental to good IT practices, why does it still persist? I would suggest that we still do not … [Read more...]
Implementing SAM tools is very different than end user productivity tools. SAM is a process that involves people, process and tools. It is enabling and automating roles and responsibilities from departments or teams in its roll out. And, many of these groups may not have historically been engaged with each other. This is critical both in implementation and the continued use of the tool. Here are 10 actions you need to include in your SAM deployment plan to make sure it is a … [Read more...]
In the study of sound, especially sound localization, there is a term called the cone of confusion. Loosely stated, what this refers to is "the region of positons in space where all sounds produce the same time and level (intensity) differences." In this situation, it is hard for the listener to pinpoint, or locate a sound. Confusion sets in as to where the sound is coming from and one of the individual's main sensory tools, i.e. hearing, is considerably weakened. Pilots also refer to the … [Read more...]
There is no substitute for experience to becoming an expert in anything you do. Like most skills the road to Software Asset Management expertise can be paved with some solid fundamentals that will make the journey more productive. To quote a familiar metaphor, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” SAM must be treated the same. It takes people, process and technology and trying to swallow the whole thing will only slow the journey. Here are six, small steps you can take to begin the … [Read more...]
In a couple of days I will be taking a cruise to Cozumel. Already, I am dreaming about the warm sun, cool breeze and relaxing rhythm of a boat at sea. Before all of the fun begins however, there are processes that have to occur in order for the ship to push off from the dock. For example, the passengers must muster. This entails all of us assembling on deck and getting an explanation of the boat’s safety procedures but, most importantly, every passenger on board must receive a life … [Read more...]