Month: May 2013

Security & Software Asset Management

Security & Software Asset Management

Security & Software Asset Management: As business drivers go, we almost take for granted that the notion of IT security is “someone else’s bag” or that username and password validation is sufficient straight out of the box. But in a recent IT exercise, a review of interfaces expected of Software Asset Management highlighted something of… Continue reading Security & Software Asset Management

The changing face of SAM

The changing face of SAM: With Adobe’s recent announcement that future provision of its Creative Suite will solely be cloud-based; and Dell also recently posting quarterly downturns in the region of 79%, are we in danger of relegating IT back to a utility status?  And equally, where does this leave the world of Software Asset… Continue reading The changing face of SAM

The Problem with SAM

The Problem with SAM

The Problem with SAM: In a former article I wrote about push-button responses to the potential IT woes in life, and how anything that didn’t occur at the drop of a hat could induce sighs and moans. So what are some of the simpler steps we can adopt that may not necessarily take us to… Continue reading The Problem with SAM

Energy and the role of IT

Energy and the role of IT

Energy and the role of IT: I was fortunate enough to attend the Energy Manager’s Association EnPC conference at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers earlier this week.  Incidental to the primary topic at hand (the construction and signing off of Energy Performance Contracts – EnPC) was the startling prediction that energy costs are set to… Continue reading Energy and the role of IT