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The Corporate Governance Process

December 6, 2023 / By Kylie Fowler

Most of it is straightforward (a policy, an ITAM plan etc) but it also includes the need to define a risk framework which includes: This is a small set of requirements, but many people will not really know what it means, so I thought I’d explain for this month’s blog – but without going into


Inventory Importation Process

September 8, 2023 / By Rory Canavan

So, the ramblings below are really about establishing good inventory verification checks so that when we view data in the SAM suite we can be confident that the tools which do the discovery are producing the correct data and the SAM suite is interpreting it properly. Any SAM program (not project!) will be keen to


Entitlement Importation – Where the Magic Happens!

August 4, 2023 / By Rory Canavan

However, back on earth, applied knowledge is required to ensure that contract and license data is put to good use, not merely scanned and saved in a SharePoint folder for future reference.  The licenses themselves, including terms and conditions of use, must be imported into the SAM Suite, so that it can track the value


3 Tips for Buying Hardware Assets Without Losing Your Mind (or Your Money)

June 30, 2023 / By Antonia Constantin

But don’t worry, we’re here to help. In this blog post, we’ll share with you some tips and tricks on how to make the hardware asset purchase process as smooth and painless as possible. Whether you’re buying or leasing new equipment, we’ll help you: – Get the best prices from vendors – Capture equipment details


Let’s talk about supporting and maintaining hardware

April 21, 2023 / By Rory Canavan

This is one of those processes where we are preparing our Hardware Asset Management data to make Business-as-Usual (BAU) support activities as seamless as possible. I’m sure we’ve all been there: a device at home goes on the blink, and suddenly we are cursing ourselves for either: • Not keeping the warranty information for the


7 things to know about license compliance

February 10, 2023 / By Rory Canavan

One thing I am proud about in our License Compliance Process in the ITAM Accelerate Process Kit is that it makes suggestions as to where you might like to take a compliance report after it has been produced – the license compliance process triggers a number of different processes including the contract review process, the


The Reporting Process

November 2, 2022 / By Antonia Constantin

We all remember as children getting our end of the year reports. Some were positive, some were showing signs of failure and occasionally some were read by us and our parents as pure disaster.  Reports could lift you up or bring you down. That is how we perceived their importance, as good news or bad


JML – an IT toy story

March 4, 2022 / By Antonia Constantin

And isn’t it great to see that various IT departments have their act together? Empowering new starters to be productive from day one! This touchpoint between the HR and IT asset lifecycle is not the only one to be managed. Of course, there are also the posts that represent the flipside of the shiny new


Software Removal Process

January 28, 2022 / By Kylie Fowler

Software Recycling Process’ goal: To uninstall software with a view to reusing it at a later date; Software Removal Process’ goal: To uninstall software with a view to NEVER using this title ever again. The consequences of removing a software title from our IT estate cascades a series of activities that we wouldn’t adopt if we were


ITAM and cyber security – let’s chat

December 7, 2021 / By Kylie Fowler

KF: Tell me who you are and what you do… and how did you get into cyber and where you are now? ND: I’m Nick Drage, and I’m currently a “cybersecurity strategist” of a sort, but spending time in game design as well. My career has been very unplanned, evolving through system and network administration