On Wednesday October 26th, Vector will be hosting a free 30-minute webinar outlining how to enhance your Microsoft SCCM infrastructure for better IT Asset Management. The webinar will outline various ways in which IT managers can get more from SCCM by using it in conjunction with a “process first” IT Asset Management solution such as … Continue reading We’re hosting a free webinar: How to Turbocharge Your SCCM
Many IT managers use Microsoft SCCM to obtain valuable IT data for their organization. Although SCCM provides tons of inventory data, it is difficult to carry out software and asset management processes using just this system. However, when used in conjunction with an asset management tool like Vizor, you can automate critical processes with the … Continue reading Automate These 5 SAM Processes from SCCM Data
Vector Networks present a free webinar “5 steps to better Software Asset Management”. This 30 minute presentation will show how SAM best practices can easily be implemented in solutions such as Vizor. Recorded 12th October 2016
Being “compliant” is something that we hear often in discussions of software licensing and software asset management. But what exactly does it mean to be compliant, and how can this be achieved? We think it’s useful to explain this critical topic in simple terms. When it comes to software assets, the term compliance holds several … Continue reading Back to Basics: What is Software Compliance?
The process of software optimization involves a proactive approach to ensuring your organization has the optimal amount of licenses. As Software Compliance is ensuring you have enough licenses, Software Optimization can be seen as ensuring you do not have too many. There are four different concepts at play that form optimization: requirements, license ownership, inventory and usage. … Continue reading Back to Basics: What is Software Optimization?
01:10 Minutes – Recorded 06 October 2016 Many systems are now available that boast automation in software requesting, deployment, and provisioning for IT managers & workers. Here are our top five tasks that should be automated to improve the quality and time spent in accomplishing IT work.
Cloud sprawl is a concept that has come about relatively recently with the rapid rise of cloud services. The term refers to the organization insufficiently monitoring cloud services, resulting in over-spending by purchasing services that are not needed. It is all too common that managers fail to revoke user accounts for services like Office 365, … Continue reading What is Cloud Sprawl, and how can you prevent it?
For our third Back to Basics installment, let’s move on to the tasks & processes of Software Asset Management that are taken care of by the IT (or SAM) manager. Here’s a quick breakdown: 1. Manage the SAM tool used by their firm. Yes, that’s right: effective SAM starts with the right system. This SAM … Continue reading Back to Basics: Role of the Software Asset Manager
In software asset management, it has been said time and time again that it is essential to adopt a “proactive” strategy so that you can always be on top of your software licenses and prepared for any audits to come. Anticipating problems or scenarios is the best practice in proactive license management. Is there an … Continue reading Proactive Software Asset Management
Microsoft has announced that Windows Server 2016 will be generally available in October. With the latest version of Windows Server comes changes to how it’s licensed. Previous versions of Windows Server were licensed on a per-processor basis; Windows Server 2016 is licensed per physical processor core (note that this is physical, not virtual cores). Each … Continue reading Quick Guide to Licensing Windows Server 2016
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