IoT (Internet of Things) is a hot topic right now in the tech press. As the hyperbole resides and organisations look to actual deployments, it is worth considering the influence IoT may have on your SAM and IT asset management processes. As you probably know, the concept of IoT stems from the rapidly growing number … Continue reading How Internet of Things is Influencing Software Asset Management
A staggering 700 cloud services are used on average in large enterprises today. Cloud computing has had many names such as SaaS and ASP but has always, at least at first glance, been seen as a holy grail in achieving software compliance. Of course cloud isn’t a panacea for compliance, it actually requires a rethinking … Continue reading Trends Influencing IT Asset Management: SaaS/Cloud Computing
Software Inventory – still a core requirement Until recently, optimizing software licensing and maintenance costs started with collection of a robust inventory of application installations across the network. Configuration lockdown provided some safeguard against individuals using their company credit card to download their preferred applications but is hard to administer except perhaps as a by-product … Continue reading Cloud services and software asset management
Our move to Saas gathers momentum Over the last six months, Vector has completed a number or projects enabling more and more of our solutions portfolio to be offered in a SaaS mode. Frankly, some of this has been reaction to the importance of being seen to be there in the cloud crowd. But customers … Continue reading Billions going into the cloud: who’s going to pay for it?
One topic I’ve had in mind recently was whether a move toward adopting cloud-oriented IT will have any impact on the support team on the typical organization’s IT help desk, and whether our own HelpDesk product will need to develop new functionality. Attending the 451 Group’s recent conference on hosting and cloud transformation in London … Continue reading Cloud Strategy: implications for the Help Desk?
Following commentary on cloud computing and related topics such as data security in the cloud is a fairly thankless activity, given the amount of unsubstantiated views and commentary from non-practioners. But I recently turned up one sober, cool-headed analysis of the relevance of cloud computing in different scenarios; the article highlighted areas in which cloud would … Continue reading Keeping a cool head in the clouds