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  • How do SAM managers spend their time?

    The SAM manager is embedded in SAM every day. They know what it entails. Their job can feel like an uphill struggle against numerous forces inside and outside the organization. As we all know, managing an organization’s licenses is no mean feat. It is a complex balancing act where...

  • How many machines, really?

    “Lack of visibility is the biggest challenge” The most common challenge we face when starting a new software / IT asset management project is obtaining reliable data on exactly how many assets we’re dealing with. Lack of visibility is the biggest challenge. In SAM/ITAM...

  • How SKU catalogues save time and money

    What do people mean when they refer to a ‘SKU Catalogue’ for license management? In this article I hope to demonstrate why organizations utilise SKU catalogues, the difference between SKU catalogues and software recognition and the business value to SAM practitioners. Shopping...

  • Review: BMC Footprints Inventory Manager and Compliance Manager

    This independent review of BMC Footprints Inventory Manager and Compliance Manager from BMC Software is part of our 2012 SAM Tools Review. See all participants and terms of the review here. Executive Summary Elevator Pitch A work in progress for SAM. All the foundation pieces...

  • How to Build Your ITAM Roadmap

    How to Build Your ITAM Roadmap This article has been contributed by Mara Zeldin of Alsbridge. REGISTER FOR THE ITAM REVIEW NEWSLETTER TO DOWNLOAD THIS GUIDE AS A PDF. Introduction  If you are like most IT professionals today you are under constant pressure to reduce costs. After...

  • Microsoft to discontinue AIS, Intune taking over

    "Intune to Handle Mobile Devices" This article has been contributed by Don Retallack, Analyst at Directions on Microsoft. Don analyzes and writes about Microsoft’s systems management and security offerings, including System Center and Forefront products. Intune Update...

  • Scalable Software Offer Free Cloud Based Inventory for Mid-Market

    Scalable Software has announced the release of a free ‘community’ version of their cloud based inventory tool, Asset Vision. You might know Scalable for their über-forensic on-premise inventory tool ‘Survey’ or their packaging and deployment tool WinINSTALL, bought from Attachmate...

  • 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...

  • Inventory and Discovery Tool Selection Criteria

    The recent Inventory and Discovery Tools Group Test featured an independent review of BDNA, FrontRange Solutions, HP, iQuate, NEXThink, Numara Software and ServiceNow. The assessment criteria are listed below. You might find these useful, as a starting point, when developing your...