So much of the Software Asset Management (SAM) blogosphere deals with keeping your asset data current: knowing where your machines are, what software is on them, how they are being used and tips & techniques on tools that can help manage the process. I even wrote a blog back in April of 2017 on ...
In my last article, I made the case for “thinking like a database” while you’re working in Excel files. The idea, in a nutshell, is to instill certain habits of clean and organized data so that you can upsize to a database if you desire. Why would you want to upsize? Well, to keep it brief, ...
In our line of work we perform Software Asset Management (SAM) assessments all the time. We ask clients many questions about how they manage their licensed software entitlements during these assessments and some of the questions pertain to the client’s company policy as it applies to SAM.
One of the most common reasons clients reach out to me is for help understanding why their internal ITAM/SAM Programs are not more successful – e.g. no confidence in data, licensing tasks taking too long to complete, unbudgeted expenses due to true-ups and audits, etc. This often leads to a Program ...
As a Software Asset Manager, you are responsible for managing all the software assets within your organization. This involves managing and optimizing the purchase, deployment, maintenance, utilization and disposal of software applications.
As I write this, it’s a beautiful summer day outside. I’m not really thinking very much about SAM tools and technologies today; in fact, what I’m really thinking about is vacation and spending time at the beach relaxing. So since I’m in a lighter mood, I figured I’d keep this blog entry on the ...
For all our talk in these blog pages about the importance of NOT managing your SAM program via countless Excel spreadsheets, the not-so-secret truth is that there are many spreadsheets floating around in all our SAM lives.
So … you’re involved in Change Management (the process of making hardware or software changes to IT systems).
I have lived and breathed ITAM for the last 14 years and so I often can’t help but “see” similarities or parallels in other business areas and activities – but I even surprised myself in the latest example of where that happened.
As a prominent provider of ITAM consultation and services, Siwel encounters all kinds of IT Operations, large and small, with all kinds of software asset management (SAM) schemes and hardware asset management (HAM) schemes, some more automated than others.