Regardless of what tools and techniques you are using to optimize your SAM program effectiveness, there are a few things to track that are keys to making any SAM tool or process work to its potential.  In today’s post I’ll focus on some of the most important attributes to assemble about hosts in ...
In my last post, I discussed how the effectiveness of a pre-fetching algorithm can make a huge difference in the performance of a hybrid storage array.  A second key to the performance of your hybrid array could be the use of a TRIE tree. What is a TRIE tree – and Why Is It Important?
In PART I of this blog series, I talked about the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) as a series of servers. In PART II of this blog series, I talked about the skills I felt are very important to “have what it takes” to deploy and maintain ILMT.  In this blog, I ask “what did you get yourself into?”
The analytics world is rapidly changing, with new tools available to pull great analytics and behavioral data from video, audio and lots of new Internet-connected devices Bringing these large, ongoing, and diverse data sources into business intelligence environments provides a wider, richer field ...
Recently an industry colleague asked me an interesting question – does IT organizational maturity precede the adoption of Software Asset Management (SAM) tools, or is it the other way around?  As I considered my response, I immediately thought of the legendary Abbott and Costello comedy sketch ...
I have been working in the IT industry for 40 years and in ITAM for 15 years. During this time I've discovered that most companies have an ITAM infrastructure in place.  However, I have also found that many ITAM organizations face major challenges in trying to streamline operations, implement ...
In PART I of this blog series, I talked about the IBM License Metric Tool (ILMT) as a series of servers linked together to gather and compute license consumption.  In this blog, I’m going to list the skills I feel are important to “have what it takes” to successfully deploy and maintain ILMT.
While at the IAITAM conference in New Orleans last May, I watched as numerous attendees congregated together in small groups, or moved around in larger groups moving in the same direction (think lunchtime!) – so I couldn’t help thinking of flocks or sheep or herds of cattle with those same traits.
Many an advertisement for the United States Armed Forces begins with the question, “Do you have what it takes?”   And I’m sure that one of the first questions one asks upon first joining the Armed Forces is “what did I get myself into?”- though perhaps in more colorful language! Over a series of ...
If your organization is like the typical organization today, you likely have seen increasing use of virtualization technologies throughout your environment.  It should be no news to most IT personnel that virtualization has become one of the primary means of ensuring maximum flexibility, ...