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  • How to Start, Optimise, and Elevate your ITAM program

    This article accompanies the series of three webinars the ITAM Review and ServiceNow delivered in May/June 2020. In this series, we set out to provide insight on how to start, optimise and elevate your ITAM program. Introduction 2020 has presented businesses with an unprecedented...

  • Practical Cloud Optimisation for AWS, Azure, & SaaS

    This is the final article of a four part series by AJ Witt of ITAM Review and Josh Brazee of Aspera. The series explores concepts & practical advice for managing Cloud deployments to minimise cost and risk whilst maximising value.  Part One – provides an overview of the cloud...

  • Building confidence in your License Entitlement

    A recent thread on our Forum opened a discussion around what constitutes a proof of license entitlement. This article explores that discussion in more detail, providing practical tips for recording entitlements in your SAM system in order to generate Effective License Positions (ELPs)...

  • Salesforce License Optimisation – Market Guide

    Our latest Market Guide looks at options for Salesforce License Optimisation. It seems like only yesterday, but Salesforce is 20 years old this year. 20 years ago they set out on a mission to be a huge disruptor of the application software industry and it is safe to say that they...

  • Practical Methods for Stakeholder Engagement – Article Series

    Our recent user survey showed that ITAM is continuing to move from being a service management and operations-based admin team to a trusted C-Suite adviser. As our roles mature, we become less involved in the day-to-day grunt work of getting inventory working, reconciling usage and...

  • NIST Cyber Security Guide for ITAM

    The USA’s National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) have published a Cyber Security Guide for ITAM. The publication was co-written with the National Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (NCCoE and provides an insight into what Security Professionals expect an Asset...

  • Microsoft SPLA quick guide

    Christop Harvey, CEO, DeskCenter Solutions AG I spoke with Christoph Harvey, CEO of Deskcenter AG  at Microsoft’s Inspire Conference in the summer. In this article Christoph shares his views on Microsoft’s SAM announcements (see video below) and provides an introduction...

  • Automating Asset Request: Cheat Sheet

    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...

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