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Tag: Business Case

Articles

  • A three step, risk based approach to team building

    This article is the third of a four part series by Martin Thompson of The ITAM Review and Hugh Skingley of Livingstone. The series explores Building the Business Case for SAM Managed Services. Part One – explores cost considerations for technology implementation in the article:...

  • Why do organizations use SAM Managed Service Providers?

    This article is the second of a four part series by Martin Thompson of ITAM Review and Hugh Skingley of Livingstone. The series explores Building the Business Case for SAM Managed Services.  Part One – explores cost considerations for technology implementation in the article...

  • 76% admit to over-licensing in fear of audits

    This article provides the results of our survey into the ITAM business case from November 2015. Thanks to our friends at Cireson for sponsoring this research. Introduction – The business case for ITAM The goal of this project was to identify how organizations measure the business...

  • 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...

  • Building the business case for ITAM

    This article is to support module 1: “How to secure and maintain senior management support for IT Asset Management” An ITAM Review reader asked: “What data do I need to collect to show the value of my ITAM practice”? This article attempts to answer that question, from...

  • Podcast Episode 10: Doing SAM on the cheap

    Can SAM be done on the cheap? In this Episode David and I are joined by Rory Canavan of SAM Charter and Paul Immergluck of Anglepoint.  We discuss ‘Doing SAM on the cheap’ and managing software as an asset when you have no budget. The blog articles referred to in the...

  • 13 Roadblocks to SAM Adoption [SAM Survey Results]

    Click to Enlarge This is the third and final article digging into feedback from Partners and Suppliers for our research study with Stephen Mann from Forrester. See also: Which services do SAM Partners offer? and Business Drivers for SAM Adoption Blockers to SAM Progress For this...

  • 6 Ways to Build a Business Case for Inventory and Auto-Discovery

    This article is based on a slide deck I used when I was punting software back in the year 2000. The ‘hexagon’ slides originated from a company called ‘Centennial’ (acquired by FrontRange) and were used to highlight six key areas that companies can explore to build a business...

  • The Dos and Don’ts of ROI

    Kylie Fowler This article has been contributed by Kylie Fowler. Regular columnist and Analyst at The ITAM Review. My last article ‘Calculating Return on Investment’ discussed how to calculate the ROI of an ITAM Programme. This follow-on article looks at some of the Dos and Don’ts...

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