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
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?
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
Managing, or at least storing, software license documentation is often overlooked. Having a spreadsheet or report illustrating your supposed effective license position does not mean you’re compliant. Related documentation, be that licenses, agreements or contracts, are needed to support your entitlements. Having a process around storing and managing software license documentation is a ‘best practice’ … Continue reading Best Practices for Managing Software License Documents
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There are some important aspects to the IT and software asset management processes related to the on-boarding of new employees’ and specific temporary users such as interns. When a new employee is hired, access to accounts and assets required for his or her role should be fulfilled as quickly as possible. The provisioning of user … Continue reading Top 4 Tips for Provisioning User Accounts & Assets
For any effective IT asset management program in an organization, the procurement and IT management departments must work together to comprehensively manage and distribute IT assets. IT asset management involves various stages, from request and purchasing to deployment and retirement, and IT asset managers must be involved from the very beginning, which means collaborating with procurement … Continue reading Why Procurement Must Work with IT and Software Asset Management
The adoption of cloud computing is widespread and growing. For small start-ups and mid-sized organizations, SaaS models have been largely embraced and the process of moving over to the cloud has gone swiftly for many. However, for larger enterprises, there are more challenges to the adoption of SaaS that make the process take extra time … Continue reading Challenges for Enterprise Cloud Computing Adoption
If your organization is using Adobe Creative Cloud, you are likely familiar with the vast number of apps, features and subscription plans that Adobe offers. Selecting the right Creative Cloud plan can be difficult, especially because different employees and departments within your organization likely need different software from the suite. Many organizations tend to subscribe … Continue reading Choosing the Right Adobe Creative Cloud Plan for your Business
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM or ConfigMgr to friends) is widely used by organizations to collect inventory data about their hardware and software assets. However, for organizations requiring complete IT asset lifecycle management, standard SCCM functionality is insufficient. SCCM is a goldmine of IT inventory and configuration data, but utilizing it for asset management … Continue reading 4 IT Asset Management “Best Practices” for Extending Microsoft SCCM