3 Keys to Optimizing SaaS in Today’s Environment

The explosion of employees working from home has accelerated the use of SaaS. Learn how Asset Management teams can optimize SaaS spend while reducing risk. Gain visibility into known and shadow SaaS Optimize SaaS—rightsize, reharvest and rationalize Reduce the risks of SaaS

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Why is there so much fake news in the ITAM space?

Join Craig Guarente as he takes you on a journey that highlights the prevalence of bad information and guidance that litters the internet in the area of SAM. Why is there so much misinformation out there? How can you tell what’s right and what’s wrong? Where can you turn when you need accurate and actionable information immediately?

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Why ITAM Matters – Building a Solid IT Asset Management Foundation

Let’s get back to ITAM basics understand what it is (and isn’t) and why it’s more relevant in the enterprise now more than ever before. You will learn: -What ITAM is and its 2 major objectives -The top 6 concerns for why Executives care about ITAM -Why Gartner says ITAM is 80% process and 20% tool -Why Discovery alone is not ITAM This is a product-agnostic approach to creating the solid foundation for a successful ITAM journey. Whether you’re in Phase 1 of your asset journey or have already launched an ITAM solution, you will have a better understanding of […]

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Planning for the “New Normal”

Join a discussion with 20-year IAITAM member, PlanITROI and long time ITAD partner, GlaxoSmithKlein to learn from the experts how they were prepared for the pandemic on a global basis. Gain insight as to how their devices were organized and safely deployed to employees’ homes. Life Cycle Solutions expert Paul Baum will share how IT assets managers need to prepare to manage a surplus of returning devices as employees return to the office, and the steps to keep your team safe – what services are right for your organization from decontamination to redeployment to asset retirement.

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Getting more out of your IBM Contracts: An Alternative Path

Let’s explore IBM’s new offering, IBM Authorized SAM Provider (IASP) program, which is designed to help clients better manage their IBM software estates, without having to submit to an audit. IBM realizes managing your software estate and the governing contracts is one of the more challenging IT functions performed by a SAM team. Software licensing terms and conditions have been changing to meet market demands increasing the complexity to be compliant. IBM, has been listening to its customers and exploring alternative ways to verify usage versus the traditional software audit which we will be discussing.

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ITAM and COVID-19, the new normal

This session will look at how 2020’s unexpected COVID opportunities that have impacted ITAM, its focus within the enterprise, and how the IT Asset Management is more relevant than ever within the organization. In addition, we will have an open discussion about how IT Asset Managers are managing the new overwhelming responsibilities without going into the “nut house.”

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Data Destruction around the Globe and New Threat Vectors

IT assets distributed around the world are as vulnerable, if not more vulnerable than the ones in North America. Session will review global security threats, international regulations, considerations for data destruction practices abroad, and new technology threat vectors. Customer case study of a global social media company and a consumer products company will be reviewed.

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On Being like ‘Goldilocks’ for Your ITAM Policy Management!

One of the keys to a Best in Class ITAM Program that runs smoothly and delivers realized value across the enterprise is Policy Management. Where do we begin? Which process areas? Who is the audience? How comprehensive? How implemented? How monitored and enforced? How do we address emerging technologies? Some companies get carried away and lost in minutia, others drop the ball. The key – Not too much, not too little, but “just the right fit” for your organization. Come to learn! Come to share!

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Microsoft’s approach on how to build your Governance program to mitigate Risk and drive improved Software Lifecycle Management

Microsoft has taken a strong approach in mitigating risk with third-Party Software used internally. This session will show you how you can do the same with Governance processes, policy, and Software Lifecycle Management. See how this program not only protects Microsoft but also potentially protects you.

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Discovery – The Basis for Successful SAM

Gartner says that 75% of all SAM projects are over budget and do not meet their business goals. Why is this happening? Sumin Tchen of Belarc will show how existing operations and security tools do not meet the requirements for successful SAM discovery, automation and integration. A number of case studies will be used to show reasons for SAM project successes and failures.

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