Author: Rory Canavan

ISO 19770-1: 2017 SoA

ISO 19770-1: 2017 – SoA:  In an exercise for a recent review of content of ISO 19770-1, I came across the need to have a Statement of Applicability (SoA) called out as a deliverable of the Standard. I wanted to put a few points together as to why an SoA is deemed necessary what value… Continue reading ISO 19770-1: 2017 SoA

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Fantasy Football League 2023/24

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Hey all, further to my previous dalliance with the egg-chasing fraternity at Twickenham last month, normal service has been resumed with the start of the new football season in the UK. Times are good, and this is reflected in my mood – so I am re-launching the SAM Charter Invitational Fantasy Football League for the… Continue reading Fantasy Football League 2023/24

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ITAM Review Wisdom 2023

ITAM Review - Wisdom - Rory Canavan

ITAM Review – Wisdom 2023. It seems like forever since I gave you a glimpse behind the curtain to the world of SAM Charter! The crew at ITAM Review were kind enough to provide me with a speaking slot at this year’s Wisdom Conference. As Kylie and I invested a considerable chunk of our lives… Continue reading ITAM Review Wisdom 2023

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Death to SAM Suites!

Death to SAM Suites

Death to SAM Suites! I was giving thought to this nerdy discipline within IT (i.e. SAM!) and I got to thinking about SAM Suites.  Why do we call them SAM Suites?  I guess it’s due to a time gone by when compliance was the be-all and end-all for SAM.  That the production of a compliance… Continue reading Death to SAM Suites!

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What do your ITAM KPIs look like?

What do your ITAM KPIs look like?

So I just had a late Christmas present arrive – swanky and expensive Asics trainers to mentally blackmail myself to get back into the gym – so I thought I would write another blog!  In fairness though, I am wearing the trainers as I type so that will help, surely?! ITAM KPIs: Before we begin… Continue reading What do your ITAM KPIs look like?

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ITAM Accelerate & Licenseware

App Central with Licenseware

ITAM Accelerate & Licenseware Some timely news I can share about our collaboration with the great team at Licenseware is that our first app:  The Supported Software Catalogue is now live: Too often, we ignore the IT asset lifecycle and its interaction required with a SAM suite. Step 1 in rectifying this is the Supported… Continue reading ITAM Accelerate & Licenseware

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ITAM Accelerate & Licenseware: A New Hope

ITAM Accelerate & Licenseware: A New Hope

ITAM Accelerate & Licenseware – A New Hope: People might call it “The Force”, others might suggest a certain commercial gravity is in place.  Whatever the name, this half of ITAM Accelerate is proud to announce that we have signed the first of many agreements with Licenseware. Alex, Ciprian and Chris approached Kylie and I… Continue reading ITAM Accelerate & Licenseware: A New Hope

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FinOps – Where SAM Needs to go

I have to thank Ron Brill of Anglepoint for a recent presentation he gave on FinOps and SAM during the WG21 plenary.  He highlighted the roots of where FinOps had come from and where it stands today.  Essentially, FinOps is the multi-disciplinary approach to cloud cost management.  However, due to the sprawling reach of the… Continue reading FinOps – Where SAM Needs to go

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