IT Asset Managers can be critical players in IT Governance. We have the data & insight needed to support informed decision-making and an estate-wide perspective on current priorities such as eliminating technical debt and improving end-user service. This is the value provided...
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Oracle licensing can be a heavy subject!
We are all aware that Oracle licensing proves to be one of the most complex and hard to understand licensing structures out there. It is one of the most talked...
The technology landscape is shifting all the time with changes being brought about by virtualization, mobility and cloud.
With this dynamism and force for change in mind, I was particularly interested to speak this week to Mark Ridley, head of technology at the UK job site Reed.co.uk...
This is a contributed comment to the ITAM Review written by Filipa Preston, CEO of Software Optimisation Services.
The ongoing parliamentary committee investigation into the alleged over-pricing of software in Australia has raised an interesting debate – are Australians being...
"Migrating expensive, server software to shared services and cloud based infrastructure without a proper understanding of the risks involved will cost enterprises millions of dollars."
Microsoft WPC (Worldwide Partner Conference) was held in July. I was delighted to be asked...
This independent review of AppClarity and Shopping from 1E is part of our 2012 SAM Tools Review. See all participants and terms of the review here.
AppClarity – Plug-in for SCCM for automatic reclaim of unused software. Shopping – Enterprise...
The following nuggets of IT Management wisdom were delivered via twitter.
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This article has been contributed by Nir Dvir – an IT Manager and blogger.
This article aims to provide a common set of guidelines for handling large numbers of records in your IT environment. Applying naming conventions to IT records such as usernames, computer names,...
What is Microsoft AIS?
Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0 :
A hosted service provided by Microsoft
Users install an agent on machines which reports back over the internet
Microsoft’s servers store the inventory data and provide software recognition
Users can compare inventory...
There have been a few discussions on LinkedIn recently regarding ITAM SaaS.
That is, ITAM software and services delivered as a service via the internet.
Delivering an ITAM tool via the web is not a new concept but I believe it is definitely gaining traction.