Most companies take depreciation on their IT Assets as a means of boosting cash flow. Almost all of our client companies have some scheme for IT Asset depreciation, although occasionally one will not.
Last week, I was at the shopping mall and ran into a friend I've known for many years. Like myself, he was involved in ITAM related activities for mainframe software. After exchanging comments on family, health, weather, sports, etc., I asked him how his job is going. His reply was, “Boring!” That ...
As a Director at Siwel and a manager of people, one of the many things I am tasked with is staffing our SAM consulting projects with qualified people who will not only keep the customer happy, but will deliver a quality product. The team I currently have is the best of breed, but when I need to ...
In a few recent conversations – both inside and outside the SAM industry – I have heard a common question posed. No doubt this is familiar to you as a SAM professional too. It goes something like, “but if everybody’s moving to the cloud and subscription-based licensing, won’t that mean that SAM is ...
According to a leading industry analyst, an estimated 66% of enterprises get audited by a software publisher at least once a year. Not having a SAM program poses a big financial risk to any organization. The first step to establishing a successful SAM program is selecting a tool. Keep in mind that ...
A number of companies providing ITAM Services to clients with data originating from within European Union (EU) are wary of the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in May. Why is that?
Over the past few years, companies have become more interested in improving their Software Asset Management (SAM) programs – the people, processes and technology they have in place for managing and optimizing the use of their software licenses. What are the reasons for this shift in prioritization?
A few weeks ago, I attended an IBM Open Mic session on ILMT. One topic of discussion in that Open Mic session was the change in how you would initiate an update to the ILMT software catalog. 
I don’t know where you get your news, but I have it on good authority that within mere weeks, swarms of giant spacecraft from the planet Xluton II will amass in near-earth orbit. And if you are up on your Xlutonese culture, you know that they have an insatiable fondness for Deep Fried Earth ...
Over the past 14 years, I have attended numerous conferences in the Software Asset Management industry and some of them really stand out in the crowd. If you are searching for conferences to attend in 2018, here are my recommendations.