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  • Microsoft Licenses vs SAM Tools

    Microsoft licenses are massively complex, and there are a number of different Microsoft license metrics that an organisation needs to manage and keep on top of. SAM tools can help with the effective management and utilisation of Microsoft licenses, as they are continuing to improve...

  • Quocirca Research: Don’t “sweat” IT assets, liberate them!

    Clive Longbottom, Quocirca Quocirca analyst and technology commentator extraordinaire Clive Longbottom has seen a few IT asset management scenarios come and go in his time. Appropriately then, the ITAM Review now gets to quiz Longbottom on his recent white paper entitled Don’t sweat...

  • Keeping Your Asset Data Alive

    Is your Asset Database 'Match Fit'? The ISO SAM Standard refers to the concept of ‘Trustworthy Data’. As the name suggests – it is data that the organization trusts. Whilst no enterprise level asset database is 100% accurate, we need to have a sufficient level of confidence...

  • Data Center Inventory Management Using Passive RFID

    Click to Enlarge I stumbled across Asset Vue within the IAITAM Conference exhibitor hall back in October. Asset Vue, a US based startup, offer a RFID based asset management system for datacenters. Specifically, they use passive RFID to speed up the manual inventory process. This will...

  • Data Hiding in Disposed Assets – Four Places to Look

    a single thumb drive could represent thousands of customer records This article has been contributed by Jim Kegley of U.S. Micro Corporation. Destroying data before it leaves a customer’s location is the only way to guard against the inherent risk of shipping data-bearing IT assets....

  • ITAD Chain of Custody Case Studies – Challenges & Common Excuses

    ITAD Sleight of hand- now you see it, now you don't.... This article has been contributed by Kyle Marks at Retire-IT. In his previous article Kyle explored the value of process in IT Asset Disposal – in this article Kyle explores some real life scenarios to illustrate chain-of-custody...

  • ITAD Chain of Custody

    This article has been contributed by Kyle Marks at Retire-IT. What has more value, an armored bank truck, or a van delivering old computers to a disposal vendor? An armored truck may hold millions of dollars. An old computer on the other hand, if lost, may mean millions in liability. Every...

  • Vendor Management in an Age of Austerity

    Building Long Term Mutually Beneficial Relationships By Martin Chalkley, Regular columnist and ITAM Review Analyst. See other articles from Martin here. Asset Management as a discipline is likely to touch not only several internal stakeholders and customers, but also a number...

  • New SAM Tool Requirements Checklist V2.0

    I originally wrote a ‘New SAM Tool Checklist‘ a couple of years ago. This article is an updated and expanded version. How Do I Know What to Look For? There have been a number of discussions on various forums recently regarding SAM tool selection. A common recommendation...

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