We’ve explained shadow IT briefly in a previous blog post, but we now want to dig deeper into the issue and demonstrate how it can affect your organization. Many employees have the tendency to sign up for online cloud tools right when they need them, as it is seemingly a quick and painless solution for … Continue reading Shadow IT & Managing SaaS Spend
Many employees have the tendency to sign up for online cloud tools right when they need them, as it is seemingly a quick and painless solution for whichever problem they are facing. However, leaving IT authorization out can cause potential security and compliance issues. Here is how shadow IT and SaaS spending can affect your … Continue reading Shadow IT & Managing SaaS Spend
Software Asset Management may sound intimidating or complicated, but it does not have to be. We want to help provide your organization and its managers with all the necessary tools to implement a successful SAM program that will save you time, money and stress in the long run. To get started, you can take a … Continue reading Infographic: 5 Best Practices for Software Asset Management
Developing an IT asset management program is no small task. It requires a significant amount of investment, time and dedication, so some organizations may be intimidated to begin or have trouble getting funding from management. Here we will provide a short outline of the top five ways to justify an investment in ITAM and see ROI. … Continue reading How to Justify Your IT Asset Management (ITAM) Investment
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ITAM is an acronym for IT Asset Management. It represents a framework for the governance and operation of an organization which includes a set of best practices and processes for managing IT assets. Here are two common descriptions of ITAM… From Gartner: “IT asset management (ITAM) provides an accurate account of technology asset lifecycle costs and … Continue reading Back to Basics: What is IT Asset Management (ITAM)?
The process of software license recycling often passing a license along to be re-utilized within the organization, often by returning unallocated licenses into a “pool” to be later assigned to a new employee. Although the process comes with a few difficulties, license recycling is an excellent way to save money, reduce waste and leverage existing … Continue reading Back to Basics: What is Software License Recycling?
SAM is compliance, right? This webinar will dispel the myth that Software Asset Management is solely compliance. As an introduction, the webinar will provide an introduction and overview to Software Asset Management and how it fits within the context of IT Asset Management. This webinar is valuable for those handling any and all types of … Continue reading Webinar recording – SAM: Beyond Compliance
On March 30th, Vector Networks will be partnering with Sherry Irwin to bring you “SAM: Beyond Compliance”. SAM is compliance, right? This webinar will dispel the myth that Software Asset Management is solely compliance. As an introduction, the webinar will provide an introduction and overview to Software Asset Management and how it fits within the … Continue reading Webinar: SAM Beyond Compliance
As we know well, a number of possible fates await an IT asset after it is no longer required by its owner. Each of these involve IT asset management processes like recycling, re-purposing and reusing. These ITAM processes can get confusing and lose distinction between one another, so today we are going to focus on the … Continue reading Tips for Managing IT Asset Reuse
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