Year: 2017

The Ego has landed!

ITAM Review ITAM Professional of the Year

The Ego has landed! Despite me asking in a post on LinkedIn for people not to nominate me for ITAM Professional of the Year, I got nominated – and to top it off, I then won! Next week, I’ll be putting a post on LinkedIn for people not to give me £10 Million, a yacht… Continue reading The Ego has landed!

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SAM + PMO = Collaboration

SAM + PMO = Collaboration

SAM + PMO = Collaboration – or at least it should.  Organisations around the world start, deliver and pay for a number of projects throughout the financial year. Projects can range from “standardising our printers” to “re-laying the carpet in the CEOs office.” When it comes to IT, there is usually a cost associated with… Continue reading SAM + PMO = Collaboration

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Silver Bullets

Silver Bullets

I recently heard that someone asked the question if they knew of where they could obtain a good guide on SAM processes.  The response offered was to consider the ITAM Accelerate Process Kit – to which they replied: “we have that, but it’s too general….” SAM Charter is happy to announce that we are bringing… Continue reading Silver Bullets

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IT Procurement – How can SAM Help?

IT Procurement - How can SAM Help?

IT Procurement – How can SAM Help? With greater aplomb than Procurement thinks is the glib answer I would give. It is with deep regret that I have experienced too many organizations who place the negotiation of software contracts in the hands of pure procurement specialists.  I have no doubt if a deal was required… Continue reading IT Procurement – How can SAM Help?

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Do you have a SAM System?

Do you have a SAM System?

Do you have a SAM System? In a recent series of emails, I was presented with the notion that the SAM Process Maturity Assessment Platform we have at SAM Charter was very difficult to align to the features of a particular SAM suite (humph!). And this got me to thinking about SAM and the state… Continue reading Do you have a SAM System?

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SAM & Digital Transformation

SAM & Digital Transformation

Hello all, it appears that the marketing types have demanded their time at the corporate-creative keyboard once more, and come up with the phrase “Digital Transformation”.  As yet, Webster’s or the OED haven’t yet got hold of this phrase to offer it a precise definition (and why would they bother?!).  Let’s face it, digital transformation… Continue reading SAM & Digital Transformation

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SAM and your Technology Weave

SAM & Your Technology Weave

SAM and your Technology Weave: The expertise and level of attention to detail required in producing an Effective Licence Position (ELP) for a software vendor is not to be under-estimated, and requires a flexibility of thinking and tenacity that would see you through a Master’s degree. But just who are we serving when we look… Continue reading SAM and your Technology Weave

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Ignorance is no defence in the eyes of the law

Ignorance is no defence in the eyes of the law

Ignorance is no defence in the eyes of the law, But you try telling the Dutch Police this.  The land of easy-going attitudes and impossibly-good footballers, saw its police force requesting a rebate from Microsoft.  They had bought nearly €3Million of Microsoft Home User Edition Licences in 2008, and the courts have finally ruled. Precedence… Continue reading Ignorance is no defence in the eyes of the law

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Is it time to rewrite the ELP?

Is it time to rewrite the ELP?

Is it time to rewrite the ELP? The recent court case concerning Diageo and their errant use of SAP software brings into sharp focus the matter of perspective that is needed when taking intangible purchases and turning them into electronic services. A £54M penalty is going to offer an eye-watering jab in the pockets of… Continue reading Is it time to rewrite the ELP?

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