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Kevin Panteli
There was an announcement from IBM recently that has an impact for many ITAM groups – IBM is selling off several product families from its software portfolio. The items mentioned include several significant product lines and long-time members of the IBM family:
In many respects IT Asset Management (ITAM), and Software Asset Management (SAM) in particular, have come a long way in the 14 years that I have been in the industry. To keep pace with the advancements in hardware and software assets, their associated licensing metrics, and the technical ...
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 ...
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.
Have you heard of Spectre? No, I don’t mean the James Bond movie – although this does have the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster...
Many of you will have heard of the ISO/IEC standards under the banner 19770 series – there are several entries, but 19770-1 is probably the most familiar one as it relates to Software Asset Management best practices.
I've worked at Siwel for over 13 years now and all of it has been focused on ITAM in some shape or form. I caught up with one of my colleagues (DD!) recently and we reminisced about some of the fun we had in the “good old days” when IT Asset Management was like the “Wild West” – lots of people ...
Most people who require or provide resources or services are familiar with an RFx document – a “Request For…” document where “x” stands for either Information (“RFI”), Proposal (“RFP”) or Quote (“RFQ”). These may seem interchangeable and the differences may not be obvious, so here’s a quick ...
IT Asset Management, or ITAM, is the generic term used for the last 20+ years to describe the management of hardware and software assets by an organization. However, over the last few years the term Software Asset Management (SAM) has gained dominance, and precedence, in the industry. To some ...
The recent 4th of July holiday for most of us now means BBQs, weekend trips away to the beach or to see family, etc.  But as I was enjoying a hotdog from my BBQ, I was reminded of the original purpose of the holiday and what it really represents - the anniversary of the birth of the United States. ...