Have you heard of ELP, or Effective License Position? The term was coined by Microsoft and serves as an important step in the software asset management process. The basic premise of forming an ELP involves comparing your entitlements with your deployments. Establishing an effective license position means taking full inventory of software assets and comparing them … Continue reading Back to Basics: What is Effective License Position (ELP)?
IoT (Internet of Things) is a hot topic right now in the tech press. As the hyperbole resides and organisations look to actual deployments, it is worth considering the influence IoT may have on your SAM and IT asset management processes. As you probably know, the concept of IoT stems from the rapidly growing number … Continue reading How Internet of Things is Influencing Software Asset Management
This post is the first in our “Back to Basics” series, where we will break important elementary ideas down into the simplest terms possible. The more these topics are understood in a straightforward way, the better your organization will be at crucial IT practices. Let’s get Back to Basics! If you are the IT manager … Continue reading Back to Basics: What is SAM (Software Asset Management)?
Here are this week’s top stories in IT asset management news. Can software publishers and auditors have a positive relationship? ITAM Review dives into strategies for building bridges with auditors, by way of useful advice given by industry professionals: “Despite your best efforts at bridge building, sometimes the vendor might behave with short-term quarterly revenue … Continue reading This Week in ITAM
A staggering 700 cloud services are used on average in large enterprises today. Cloud computing has had many names such as SaaS and ASP but has always, at least at first glance, been seen as a holy grail in achieving software compliance. Of course cloud isn’t a panacea for compliance, it actually requires a rethinking … Continue reading Trends Influencing IT Asset Management: SaaS/Cloud Computing
An inventory management system for your organization’s internal assets provides a multitude of benefits, and makes the life of an IT manager a lot easier. Using an asset management system for inventory is a simple way to get a count of all the assets in your organization, plus fill orders and maintain proper asset quantities. … Continue reading The Benefits of an Inventory Management System
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
Organizations have thousands of IT assets in their inventory, from USB memory sticks to server racks. Accurately tracking and managing these IT assets helps with future budgeting, reduces IT expenditure and increases security through visibility of ‘who has what’. Barcodes are a simple way to efficiently manage your hardware assets, as they provide a quick … Continue reading Using Barcodes for Asset Inventory Management
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 latest version of enterprise class remote control solution, PC-Duo®, now fully supports Windows 10. Support permits PC-Duo Master and Host installations on Windows 10 and remote accessibility via PC-Duo’s unique Web Console functionality using the Windows 10 Edge browser (other browsers are also supported). PC-Duo remote desktop software has been an essential tool for … Continue reading Enterprise Remote Control for Windows 10
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