00:33 Minutes – Recorded 30 July 2015 You may have a vague idea of what a license management system does, or even a clearer picture of exactly how it works. But why is it a necessary investment for your firm? There are a number of reasons why a license management tool is critical and can … Continue reading Top 3 Reasons to Use a License Management System
SAM is frequently defined as “…all of the infrastructure and processes necessary for the effective management, control and protection of the software assets…throughout all stages of their lifecycle.” Evidently, the core of managing IT software assets stems from nurturing throughout the entire life of the asset. The software asset lifecycle is very similar to the … Continue reading Managing the Complete Software Lifecycle
What’s Driving Rental for ITAM/ITSM solutions? The expressions ‘investment’ and ‘long term’ have an uncomfortable partnership these days. Putting forward a business case that doesn’t increase the organization’s cash reserves inside 12 or 18 months is not a good career move. A business case founded on principles such as license compliance is likely to struggle … Continue reading Rental gains traction in ITAM/ITSM
I was privileged to spend time yesterday with a long-standing account of some significance. Over the last year they have been through massive upheaval with corporate restructuring, and only now is the enterprise architecture team able to see some scope for pro-active, evolutionary change over the coming eighteen months. Being an organization of some size, … Continue reading Pundits v Pragmatists: choices in revitalising an enterprise architecture
IT Asset Management – no set approach to PC refresh? Organizations vary hugely in their approaches to refreshing their PCs and laptops. Some of those we have come across over the years include – Fixed term. Irrespective of the performance of a system, when it reaches X months age, it goes. We see this in … Continue reading Windows 7 – the last big PC refresh?
I don’t often use this blog to talk about something specific our own solutions, but we’ve just made a point release that could be one of the most significant for a long time, and there are some important issues behind that belief. IT asset management: the case for agent-based methods For a while now we … Continue reading Self-update for our IT Asset Management agent.
I’ve just read an interesting post on this topic on ZDnet, making the case that the advent of cloud computing is going to raise users’ expectations of performance, which will in turn drive the need for a much higher level of analytical information on the performance of all the key elements of the cloud infrastructure. … Continue reading System Analytics and Cloud Computing / SaaS