Automating Asset Request: Cheat Sheet

Asset Request
In preparation for our training session next week I’ve included a link to an Asset Request cheat sheet. This includes things to think about when automating an asset request system and is to accompany the ‘Buyers Guide to App Stores and Request Fulfilment’. The next session on 26th May is entitled “Automating ITAM” and is module 5 of The ITAM Review 12 Box Training Program....

ITAM Process Maturity Self Assessment Guide

In preparation for module two of our 12 Box training program “How to harness ITAM and ITSM integration“, Rory Canavan provides a guide to assessing your own ITAM process maturity. Do people engage with your processes? Telltale Signs of Poor ITAM Process The following points are telltale signs that your ITAM processes need an overhaul: They don’t have a discernible outcome or purpose They...

Whitepaper: Six stages to building a valuable SAM practice

I recently co-authored a whitepaper with Jim Barrett from Dimension Data entitled “Six stages to building a valuable SAM practice”. You can find a direct link to the whitepaper here (no registration required). Executive Summary This paper provides a modern and practical approach to building a valuable Software Asset Management (SAM) function within your business.  The six stages recommended allow...

VMWare Licensing Quick Guide 2015

Introduction VMWare are one of the biggest virtualization and cloud vendors within the software market. Initially founded in 1998 in California, USA, it was sold to EMC Corporation in 2004. VMWare software can run on a number of different platforms, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS, and VMWare’s enterprise software hypervisors for servers run on server hardware without the need for any additional...

Citrix Licensing Quick Guide 2015

This licensing quick guide aims to give you a basic understanding of Citrix products, their license types and how to manage Citrix licenses. Citrix have been providing server, application and desktop virtualisation software since 1989. Based out of the USA, they currently have over 300,000 customers around the world. Citrix software borders on the line between being a Tier 1 and Tier 2 software vendor...

Microsoft Licensing Quick Guide 2015

Microsoft provides some of the most complex licensing models faced by organisations. There are a number of different licensing metrics for the desktop environment, virtual environment, datacentre and also now the cloud. The aim of this Licensing Quick Guide is to provide you with an idea of the license metrics, and the different types of agreements that are available to customers. We are not claiming...