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
You may be wondering why an IT or SAM manager would need a notification system in place for asset management. These individuals tend to be very busy, handling the complexities of IT asset management while trying to remain prepared for any internal or external circumstances. One of the most critical components of managing licenses relates to … Continue reading Using Notifications in License Manager
02:05 Minutes – Recorded 01 June 2015 Seven of our “best practices” for implementing IT asset management. These tips & tricks will help with the launch, implementation, and tracking of IT assets throughout the organization. Read the full blog post HERE.
As experts in the field of IT Asset Management (if we do say so ourselves…), we have come across numerous ideas, through research and practice, of what the “best practices” should be. We have compiled a concise list of what we believe to be the top 7 best practices for ITAM that every IT pro … Continue reading Seven Best Practices for IT Asset Management
Providing the relevant documentation to support your software license entitlements is an essential requirement of modern audits. However documentation management is frequently overlooked by busy IT Managers and Software Asset Managers until the auditor arrives. Vector suggest that understanding what documentation supports your license entitlement should be your first step. Different software vendors require different … Continue reading Managing Software License Documentation
It was recently my pleasure to participate in a webinar hosted by one of our North American partners, KOHO Software. I would like to thank KOHO for organising the event (linked below), in which a selection of top IT service and asset management vendors each had a short time to position their solutions to an … Continue reading Webinar recording – ITSM and ITAM Process Glue
09:05 Minutes – Recorded 19 May 2015 Vector has come to market with next-generation solutions, which bring together Service Management and Asset Management through business process management. This new ecosystem is where we will spend most of our demo time today. However, it is this cutting edge process management that allows our clients to increase … Continue reading IT Service Management & Asset Management “Process Glue”
01:19 Minutes – Recorded 1st May 2015 SCCM Vizor integrates with your existing Microsoft System Center infrastructure to reduce your IT costs by optimizing administration of your IT assets. Vector SCCM Vizor provides a powerful web based interface for management of the complete IT asset life cycle. SCCM Vizor calculates asset depreciation, manages provisioning to … Continue reading Vizor for SCCM short introduction
Today’s slim-line IT management teams need to be aware of the benefits that will accrue from adopting a strategy of pro-active software asset optimization. Further, the concepts outlined here are as valid for cloud services and mobile apps, as for conventional on-premise packages. Step 1: Asset Inventory Executing a full hardware and software inventory collection … Continue reading Software Asset Optimization: Fast Track to Benefits
Software Asset Management Managing the licensing and maintenance of an organization’s software is a thankless and usually lonely task. Who would want to be sandwiched between the user community that wants instant access to any app it thinks it needs, software vendors out to maximize revenues, and the CFO’s focus on year-on-year cost reduction? With … Continue reading Applying BPM methods in Software Asset Governance
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