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Tag: Process of the Month

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  • Process of the Month – SAM Process Review Process

    Establishing a SAM framework can take a mammoth effort In the final process of the month, we have a process that is all too often missed but can be as vital as the audit and reconciliation process itself, and that is the SAM Process Review Process.  Establishing a SAM framework can...

  • Process of the Month – Software Removal Process

    Software removal best practice – software is a company asset and should be lent out on a piece of elastic – pinged back to the company if not in use. I had some fun deciding on whether to call this a software retirement process, or whether it should be what I settled on...

  • Process of the Month – Platform Identity Process

    Switching off Servers and seeing who complains first/loudest is not recommended! We are not yet at that stage with inventory systems where they can tell us what classification or type of server a particular machine is.  Development, Test, Academic, Training or Evaluation installations...

  • Process of the Month – Named User Verification Process

    Named User Licenses are typically not cheap This is another area of Software Asset Management that often gets over-looked; namely the updating and maintaining of data concerning named user licenses.  This could be viewed as another déjà vu moment; insofar as the core of the process...

  • Process of the Month – Joiners, Movers and Leavers Process

    CMDB is a golden source Sometimes within Software Asset Management we become so focused on producing an audit and reconciliation report, that we miss the bigger picture in taking state data and converting it into a tangible business decision.  One such area often overlooked is that...

  • Process of the Month – Software Rationalisation Process

    Assign a status of Red (to be removed), Amber (can stay for now) and Green (preferred) Following on from last month’s process of Maintaining a Supported Software Catalogue, we have another process that seemingly appears inconsequential but again, can add great value to the business...

  • 2013: A Year in ITAM Review

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As 2013 begins to draw to a close, I thought it would be nice to finish off the year with a final article that’s an overview of what has happened at the ITAM Review over the last 12 months.  That’s right, this will be our last post for 2013...

  • Re-cycling hardware opens the door to re-cycling software

    In a recent article on process of the month, we looked at a process to address the recycling of software licences on an IT estate, based on the assumption that the hardware was live, and was remaining with the company and also that the software was not being used in a 90 day period. However,...

  • Process of the Month – Corporate Governance Process

    A post started by Lori Levenson in the Software Asset Management group on LinkedIn, asked the question what are the top three processes needed for a successful SAM implementation?  Answers were varied, (and some longer than others – Thanks Steve O’Halloran!) but an observation...

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