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ITAM Review WISDOM – EMEA: 18th & 19th June, London

July 15, 2024 / By Rory Canavan

So the crew at ITAM Review were kind enough to grant me a slot to talk at Wisdom this year. I had seen a lot of posts on LinkedIn about the “impending apocalypse of AI on ITAM” as if titanium skeletal creatures were ready to kill us for our jobs! So I thought a presentation on machine learning and SAM would be a good topic to present on. (Here’s a scary thought: Terminator 2 is 33 years old!)

Why Software vendor onboarding?

May 17, 2024 / By Kylie Fowler

Contract and Service Management have their own means of welcoming a supplier into their fold, but what should SAM be doing to facilitate a smooth onboarding experience for software titles and vendors?

ITAM Accelerate Maturity Assessment

February 23, 2024 / By Rory Canavan

So about 12 months ago, I was receiving joyous emails from Heroku, which provides a critical service to the SAM Charter Process Maturity Assessment platform, informing me of the need to update patch X, apply hotfix Y etc., to the system.

The Corporate Governance Process

December 6, 2023 / By Kylie Fowler

Our process of the month for December is the corporate governance process. The process flow we’ve written for the process kit reflects the requirements of ISO19770-1, the international standard for IT asset management.

Inventory Importation Process

September 8, 2023 / By Rory Canavan

The inventory importation process is one of those activities where we ensure that the technology does as much heavy lifting as possible. We never want to be in a position where we manually audit devices; it is a time-consuming activity, and if we were required to perform it regularly, it would surely challenge our will to live.

Entitlement Importation – Where the Magic Happens!

August 4, 2023 / By Rory Canavan

This is one of those processes of which non-SAM/ ITAM folks would say “that’s where the magic happens”; where trust is placed on an IT god to magically get entitlement into the SAM Suite so we can align installations to entitlement in a seamless fashion.

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

June 30, 2023 / By Antonia Constantin

Buying hardware assets for your organization can be a daunting task. You have to deal with vendors, procurement, ITAM, approvals, receipts, and more. And if you’re not careful, you might end up with equipment that is overpriced, outdated, stolen, or worse.

Let’s talk about supporting and maintaining hardware

April 21, 2023 / By Rory Canavan

Hello again! It seems like forever since I put pen to paper and wrote a blog for ITAM Accelerate – can you believe it’s nearly May?!

Well after another busy filming frenzy, Kylie and I have created a walk-through video on the Hardware Support & Maintenance Process.

7 things to know about license compliance

February 10, 2023 / By Rory Canavan

License Compliance – what you need to know

If you are embarking upon those fledgling steps of your SAM career, you will have been offered the view that “Compliance is King”.  While it is important, compliance should not rule over us.  The following are some points of view you can use to blend into your own perspective on the topic:

The Reporting Process

November 2, 2022 / By Antonia Constantin

This month, we’re exploring the ITAM Accelerate reporting process. This process is pretty straightforward – it allows you to produce reports no matter who requests them and why.