Year: 2013

Creating Software Asset Management Objects

We know that Software Asset Management is, by definition, the right blend of systems, people and processes to effectively manage software and software-related assets through every aspect of their IT lifecycle.  Much has been made of what technologies we apply to this cocktail of controls; licensing knowledge is essential to understand the metrics by which …

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Culture is King

I was fortunate enough to catch up with Martin Chalkley the other evening, (www.consultandomi.com) and he was commenting on the differences in the way in which people from Ghana, the Middle East and Afghanistan interacted when taking his five-day course on contractual management.  And so, this got me thinking about my own experiences as a …

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Software Asset Management Process Maturity Assessment

“People, Systems and Processes”, and this is the mantra that is the foundation for Software Asset Management (and, indeed many other IT projects and programmes). The world of Software Asset Management abounds with many products/systems offering increasing levels of discovery, analytics and reporting.  However, fundamental to the capability of any one system to provide the …

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IBSMA – Software Asset ManagementSUMMIT 2013 – Chicago

A healthy cross-section of main-stream American and international organisations took part in the IBSMA Software Asset ManagementSUMMIT this year. Presentations ranged on tackling Oracle audits (Craig Guarante of Palisade Compliance), Cloud Computing and Risk Mitigation through Vendor Management and Contract Negotiation (Thomas Trappler of UCLA) and Achieving Greater Returns with your Software Asset Management Programme …

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Prism

Will this see the spiralling of shadow IT and Flag of Convenience Data-centers? It’s enough to make George Orwell feel very smug from the great beyond, yet Prism has ably demonstrated that fear and loathing underpin the thinking and strategy behind US Government tactics, and that the ability “to do right thing” is a misplaced …

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