Risks to Consider: From Oracle On-Premise to Oracle Cloud

Questions: a. Are you protected from Oracle audits during an Oracle Cloud migration? b. How will you take advantage of your Oracle ULA certification during an Oracle Cloud migration? c. What are your strategies for mitigation Oracle Cloud costs and avoiding vendor lock-in?

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Information Overload: What Data is Essential and What’s Nice to Have?

Your ITAM and SAM tools can provide you with a wealth of data. That’s a great thing, but the volume and scope of this information can be overwhelming or confusing at times. This session takes a detailed look at the types of data that are typically collected, and it will outline what data is really essential to meet your organization’s needs. It will cover the procurement, operational and ownership data that is necessary for effective ITAM, SAM, ITSM and Security processes. The session will also provide recommendations on how to find and collect required data from various sources throughout your […]

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The Program of the Future: The Changing Discipline of SAM

Software licensing management and the KPI’s for a SAM team have taken a dramatic shift. SaaS, PaaS, IaaS are some of the terms that weren’t even in existence not so long ago. Also, the role that IT plays in an organization is shifting to a more collaborative approach with the business. A SAM team just can’t count licenses and defend audits anymore to be successful. New skill sets are required, or a SAM team will lose relevance. This interactive session will highlight some the steps that need to be taken to keep your SAM program growing well into the future.

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To Pay or Not to Pay

Buying ITAD services can be a frustrating experience, especially when an IT asset manager needs to get multiple quotes just to ensure they are getting a good deal. Asset managers spend valuable time trying to find the right vendor in an opaque market. They are forced to guess what constitutes a good deal because every vendor has completely different pricing. Gathering information takes time and comparing offers and determining quality-of-service can be complicated. This session will focus on a new approach for buying ITAD and best practices to ensure you find the perfect provider at the best price.

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Creating an ITAM Program with Nothing!

Asset Managers in a small to medium sized business do not have all of the resources available at a large enterprise. How do you take on the daunting task of a valuable ITAM program with no budget, no staff, and/ or no stakeholders? One step at a time! This session will provide inspiration and ideas for improving the ITAM footprint and gaining support one stakeholder at a time. As time progresses, your program will gain more support and resources.

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Starbucks: Building your ITAM community one cup at a time

Whether you are new or tenured in ITAM, building professional relationships is a key element to defining success for your program. Understanding an organization’s culture Showing an example of creating ITAM “mission & value” statements Focusing on “key” relationships based on the 12 KPA’s Preparing ahead of time for your coffee chat

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Itam’s 360 Degree View of your Organization

Your ITAM program has the potential to be the “all seeing eye” of your organization. The invaluable data that it provides can have a positive impact on many key business processes, from Procurement and Contract Management to IT Asset Management and Software License Management, and extending to IT Service Management and Cybersecurity. This session will demonstrate how ITAM really supports these organizational functions, helping to optimize costs and reduce vendor audit and cybersecurity risks.

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