SAM – Gaining Senior Management Buy-in: As part of your role in IT, you may have been handed the mantle of “Software Asset Manager” in an attempt to drive away a software vendor; or perhaps the Finance Director read a magazine article concerning rampant IT overspend and felt that “someone in IT should sort this… Continue reading SAM – Gaining Senior Management Buy-in
Month: March 2013
Do you have a removals policy? Having been in Software Asset Management for as long as I have, it has always astounded me that we focus with a passion on consolidation of contract data, and the aligning of installs under wider volume agreements to save future spend on license fees and support and maintenance costs.… Continue reading Do you have a removals policy?
RTFQ: This was sound advice I was offered in preparation of an exam: “If you are in any doubt as to what to write – Read The Question.” And so, with this sage advice ringing in my ear, I think back to when it was I last read a software licence – and despite my… Continue reading “RTFQ”
Joiners, Movers and Leavers: Many IT frameworks consider the value (and rightfully so) of tracking and monitoring the movement of IT assets within an organisation. The fundamental requirement to understand where a device is located, or hardware deltas that could skew a licence position that was thought to be settled, could lead to a dizzying… Continue reading Joiners, Movers and Leavers