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
It’s been my pleasure today to be talking with Jeff Gordon who runs a Web site dedicated to helping organizations understand the licenses to the software that they use, and encouraging them to take a more pro-active stance in negotiating with their software suppliers. I must be nuts to be publicising this, because the thought of … Continue reading Licensing: a nightmare for customers only?
One of the analysts who I have an alert set for has today issued a research note looking at the increasing acceptance of IT Asset Management in the corporate market. This is great news for ITAM vendors like us, but it does leave me very puzzled as to why it has taken so long. At … Continue reading IT Asset Management now mainstream says Gartner
Vector is delighted to have been invited to give a seminar presentation at this month’s conference of the IT Financial Manager’s Association, being held in Charleston, SC, July 13th – 17th. Kevin Kiley, our VP Sales and Business Development, will be talking about leveraging RFID’s real-time location tracking capability as part of a comprehensive IT … Continue reading Vector at ITFMA Conference: RFID in Asset Management
I found this thread this morning, started by Uttam Kumar at KPMG in India. The thread takes the lid off the situations Uttam regularly uncovers, with very variable attention given the demands of full software asset management. One contributor to the thread talks about the realities of achieving comprehensive software identification, and the importance of … Continue reading Very useful thread on realities and challenges of SAM
So, here we are again, this time with 75,000 customers’ details out there somewhere. Could it have been prevented? If RFID tags had been attached, would the laptops have conveniently been taken past a sensor station – or did they leave through a point of forced entry anyway? What is particularly interesting here is the decision process … Continue reading What do you do when you have just lost 75,000 customer details?
I read the post from Adrian’s CTO’s Blog yesterday about the Data Protection Summit at the Hilton, Irvine March 11 – 13, and it reminded me to mention that Vector’s Asset Locator will be the main rationale for Kevin Kiley, our VP Sales Americas, coming over from Atlanta for the event to rub shoulders with … Continue reading Vector’s Asset Locator: Data Protection Summit, Irvine, March 11 – 13