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Can iFixit fix it for wasted assets? Yes we can!

iFixit is a company on a mission — and that mission is to teach the world how to repair everything they own. But says the firm, a successful repair often hinges on consumers and users at every level having access to quality replacement parts. Oh yes… all this work is rigorously tested and backed with a lifetime warranty.  Free image: Wikipedia Simple logic — no part, no repair News... 

Taking asset waste management to a new degree

Every professional calling should have a corresponding level of vocational education programmes devoted to ensuring best practice DNA is disseminated throughout each industry field — and, thankfully, asset management is not excluded from this truth. A new degree of hope: go forth and rid us of shoddy recycling & compliance issues my son (Blocksage pictured top left). Liverpool has its course... 

Why The Customer Is Always Wrong (In Software License Reviews)

Given the massive shift the IT world is currently experiencing towards more service-focused delivery of all compute resources, it should come as no surprise to find money and profitability channels being openly analysed at this time. Among the sensitivity points today we see that software license reviews have become a standard method of income generation for the major software vendors, according to... 

Bring Your Own Trojan Horse: get ready to ‘muck out’

A new promotional report entitled ‘The BYOD Trojan Horse: Dangerous Mobile App Behaviours & Back-door Security Risks’ suggests that that enterprises are not doing enough to understand which mobile app behaviour(s) hitting their data networks are the most risky. Beware back-door security risks Spin or substance?  Contrived and jointly prepared by Flexera Software and IDC, the spin here is designed... 

ICO Fines NHS Surrey Over “Truly Shocking & Disturbing” Data Destruction

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued NHS Surrey with a monetary penalty of £200,000 after more than 3,000 patient records were found on a second hand computer bought through an online auction site. The sensitive information was inadvertently left on the computer and sold by a data destruction company employed by NHS Surrey since March 2010 to wipe and destroy their old computer... 

BSA’s “attack dog” tactics need a bone

Matt Fisher is business development director at software asset management and license management tools company License Dashboard. As an industry spokesperson Fisher has been critical in the past of the BSA’s (BSA | The Software Alliance) so-called “attack dog” tactics, which it has allegedly employed in its fight to champion the cause of intellectual property enforcement. He questions the validity... 

Five misconceptions of software licensing

This contributed piece to the ITAM Review is actually entitled in full — “Five misconceptions of software licensing that prevent CIOs from achieving the cost savings they could” — it comes from Andrew Hillier, CTO and co-founder of CiRBA, a company that makes a capacity transformation and control system for virtual & cloud infrastructures. The bottom line Every CIO has a bottom... 

Cutting desktop power usage in the post-Windows XP world

This is a guest contributed piece to the ITAM Review by Seann Gardiner, EMEA sales director of Dell Software Group. A looming deadline awaits… In the IT world, there is a looming deadline that businesses of all sizes have to face up to. Windows XP is still installed across almost 40 per cent of all PCs in the world, according to statistics from Net Applications released in February 2013. The... 

SureCloud delivers BI into governance & risk cloud

SureCloud has brought a business analytics (BI) proposition into its IT Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution portfolio. The SureCloud platform will now be augmented with a BI tool designed to help organisations gain insight into areas of supply chain risk. NOTE: Auditing the supply chain for risk (or third party/supplier assurance as it is also known) is purported... 

Software is more expensive in Australia, but let’s get some perspective

This is a contributed comment to the ITAM Review written by Filipa Preston, CEO of Software Optimisation Services. The ongoing parliamentary committee investigation into the alleged over-pricing of software in Australia has raised an interesting debate – are Australians being treated unfairly when it comes to the price of software? Australians are more than aware of the premium they pay for many...