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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...]
Scalable and Asset Vision® will again be at the Gartner IT Financial, Procurement & Asset Management Summit in Dallas September 18th thru the 21st. If you have registered, be sure to come by and see how Asset Vision can address SAM in the Cloud era at booth 111. If not, take advantage of a $325 discount with the priority Code: ITAMSP24 by going to Register. In this new world of the cloud, capturing, assessing and managing software assets is becoming more and more difficult. Counting … [Read more...]
One of the first steps to take when building a SAM program is establishing how to gather and manage your licensing contracts. This can be quite a confusing and daunting task, so here are five tips to get it you up and running. From there on you should be able to create a "care and feeding" program to maintain the results of your hard work. 1) Where to start? Rome wasn't built in a day and neither was your license contract management system. The task of collecting, consolidating, and archiving … [Read more...]
In this 3rd and final installment we consider the most challenging and perhaps most significant of the requirements for these next generation IT asset management (ITAM) solutions. While the first set of processes in a unified ITAM solution is to present Discovery, Inventory and Normalization as a single platform, there are key elements of integration, reporting, cloud and license awareness that need to be considered. Integration or sharing is relatively straight forward. Does the platform … [Read more...]