Are you currently using a spreadsheet to keep track of your organization’s software assets, licenses or entitlements? It may seem like it’s getting the job done, but in reality, relying only on Excel is an inaccurate and inefficient way to manage your software assets. As your software estate grows, it becomes more and more difficult … Continue reading Step Aside, Excel: Software Asset Management Beyond Spreadsheets
Need to optimize your Office 365 provision and migration? Here are our top 5 tips for managing and reducing your Office 365 subscription costs for Software Asset Managers. 1. Office 365 role based provisioning As all software asset managers know, Microsoft love SKUs, and Office 365 is no exception. It’s unlikely that one SKU, or … Continue reading Top 5 tips for managing and reducing your Office 365 subscription costs
The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) addresses the issue of government over spend on software licenses, as well as other IT management challenges, by guiding federal agencies to buy and manage software more efficiently. The act brings together improvements in the responsibilities of both government and agencies. At the government level, purchasing and … Continue reading What software asset managers need to know about FITARA
We are pleased to announce updates to Vizor Software (previously known as Vector License Manager). Software inventory normalization Vizor’s own network discovery capability and integrations with third party tools such as Microsoft SCCM have always provided rich data regarding what software is installed on your devices. However the amount of inventory data collected can be … Continue reading New Software Asset Management Features!
Have you heard of software normalization? Better yet, do you use this practice already? Discovery tools such as Vector Discovery or Microsoft SCCM provide vast quantities of data regarding software installed on a network. The process of normalization transforms all this data into actionable information which can be used for license management. It also creates … Continue reading What is Software Inventory Normalization?
All IT managers have experienced the many tasks streaming in once a new employee is hired. The on-boarding of assets for new employees is a difficult project, as it requires various assets and system accessing within a short period of time. Luckily, IT managers can now rely on Vizor to come to their rescue! The Vizor system can make life easier … Continue reading Automate User Provisioning with Vizor
What can you do to reduce the burden on IT, increase security and improve the efficiency of your processes? Oh right – we were also thinking Vizor. With Vizor’s advanced capabilities such as Who has What, combined with Business Process Management and Automation, you can implement some interesting stuff that will save you time. Here’s … Continue reading 5 Cool Things You Can Do With Vizor
Understanding Software Asset Management, or SAM, can be difficult, as we are thrown tons of information around the concept and how it should be used. To help with this, we have gathered together a few of the basic, hard facts around SAM to give you a better understanding of why organizations need it and how … Continue reading What do you know about Software Asset Management?
Software audits are a part of doing business that is inevitable, yet always very daunting. Preparing for a software audit can take some time, but the process becomes much simpler for organizations who have a software asset management system in place and are continuously tracking their software licenses over time. For those without a system … Continue reading Preparing for a Software Audit
Do you use an asset request portal as part of your firm’s IT management system? The idea of the portal is that employees can request the hardware and software they need themselves, through an easy-to-use portal that looks like a traditional app store. From here, the entire provisioning process of requested assets can be managed, … Continue reading 5 Reasons to Use an Asset Request Portal