For a long time, Vector has promoted the idea of Software Asset Optimization as a best practice approach to managing software assets. Our view is that management of software assets is never properly ‘joined-up’ until equal weight is given to the four elements of Quantifying what your organization really needs. So often, this is largely overlooked … Continue reading Software Asset Optimization – right for today
I just found this synopsis of a study by Computer Economics of the increasing maturity of IT Asset Management. The main report is only free to subscribers of the site, but the synopsis on its own contains useful comments on the scope and economic justifications for adopting IT Asset Management.
While the need to manage servers and workstations has always been there, many organizations are now facing new challenges and increased complexity following the introduction of virtual machines. Virtual machines usually increase the efficiency of use of existing computing resources, and that can drive rapid growth in numbers. As a result, some IT departments are … Continue reading Asset Management with Mixed Virtual and Real Machines