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Category: IT Asset Management

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  • Part Two of ISO/IEC 19770-2 Available in Draft for Review

    Part two of the International Standard ISO/IEC 19770 is available in draft format for review prior to final editorial changes. Part two of the International Standard refers to Software Identification Tagging enabling more accurate identification of software applications. The draft...

  • Total Number of IT Assets – The Most Basic of Metrics

    An accurate, up-to-date and dynamic view of the total number of IT hardware assets in an organisation is probably the most basic of ITAM metrics to monitor. It seems like a simple number to track but I am constantly amazed at the number of organizations who don’t have a clear...

  • Clarity with Software Asset Management ROI Figures

    The UK based SAM consultancy start up, SAMPractice, has recently announced it’s first year results. Jason Allaway, CEO for SAM Practice said he was ‘delighted‘ with the results. Unfortunately the figures supporting their results look slightly dubious. Can SAMPractice...

  • Tools For Research On Vista Migrations

    Two good sites with advice on hardware and software compatability for Windows Vista: Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor – which includes a quick and intuitive tool for benchmarking your systems Windows Vista Compatibility Center – search engine for finding individual applications...

  • Demonstrating Quick Wins in Software Asset Management

    The Pareto principle can usually be applied to mitigating the risks associated with software. That is, 80% of the headaches, compliance issues and financial risk of software can be reduced by targeting 20% of your software vendor portfolio. I expect that this is not an approach...

  • The Search Engine for IT?

    An interesting new concept from Paglo who are turning conventional IT Asset Management Reporting on it’s head by offering a “Search Engine for IT”. The California based startup is offering “inventory management, network management and software audits of IT...

  • Irwin Mitchell saves £65,000 a year with green IT strategy

    Computer Weekly reports that Irwin Mitchell, a UK law firm with more than 2,500 employees, expects to save a total of £65,000 a year by driving down power consumption in its IT department.Gary Thomas, head of IT at Irwin Mitchell, said the company is working towards compliance with...

  • Four migration lessons from Vista early adopters

    An interesting article in Reseller News in New Zealand highlights the “Four keys to Vista migration success”. 1. Tie the OS upgrade to your company’s natural PC refresh cycle. 2. Beware of application compatibility hiccups. 3. Rework software developed in-house to...

  • 19770-2 Software Asset Management Tag DRAFT

    The third Working Draft of ‘ISO/IEC 19770-2 SAM Tag’ was released by the 19770-2 Other Working Group on 14 April 2008. This is available for public review until 11 May 2008. The full draft, together with the commenting template and instructions, in available for open distribution...

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