While economic recovery is clearly in process, your capital and operational budgets are still extremely tight. At the same time, your maintenance organization is being pressured to take a stance of zero tolerance toward safety incidents while reducing maintenance costs and minimizing asset downtime. Read this in-depth Aberdeen Group report, based on responses from 117 executives of successful companies, to find out how best-in-class businesses are proactively managing these challenges. You'll learn these techniques for optimizing maintenance and operations-and more: creating a culture of collaboration among teams across your enterprise; empowering decision makers with appropriate, highly accurate metrics; and leveraging predictive management and analytics to manage assets throughout their life cycle.
Software Asset Management associated costs have once again risen as a high priority for IT, and rightfully so. This paper offers information on technology that manages software assets cost efficiently, cost effectively in a low risk environment.
The fundamentals of security and management of software have not changed. But the new computing environment – mobile devices, cloud computing and virtualization – requires new approaches to familiar challenges. What’s more, software publishers are bringing a new energy to their own vigilance. A capricious economy has many of them stepping up the number of customer audits. As organizations deal with these software licensing challenges, they also face increasingly sophisticated security threats that continuously morph, just a step ahead of remedies to stop them. Organizations need a comprehensive approach to security and software asset management. This white paper will examine the interconnection between SAM and security, offering practical advice on how enterprises can protect themselves and where to go for support.
All organizations require software systems to conduct daily operations. These strategic enterprise assets are often acquired or created in isolation of each other as an organization grows, particularly for those that provide services rather than physical products. Over time, these systems become complex, overlapping and highly dependent on one another, so more effort must be expended to discover the full effects of any system change. The ability of an entity to update, replace or improve the overall capabilities of the enterprise can become severely impaired. Moreover, support and administrative costs for these critical assets inevitably grow to be a major burden. Add to all this the need to control licensing, follow the organization’s policies and ensure security for the internal network, and it becomes clear that some manner of oversight is required for the enterprise to be successful.
Software asset management (SAM) solutions promise to fix all that. They present a set of tools, practices and processes that take the uncertainty out of software licensing and enable organizations to fully optimize software inventories.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is composed of sensor-embedded devices and machines
that exchange data with each other and the cloud through a secure network.
Often referred to as “things” or “edge devices”, these intelligent machines
connect to the internet either directly or through an IoT gateway,
enabling them to send data to the cloud. Analyzing this data can reveal
valuable insights about these objects and the business processes
they’re part of, helping enterprises optimize their operations.
Devices in IoT deployments can span nearly any industry or use case.
Each one is equipped with sensors, processing power, connectivity,
and software, enabling asset control and other remote interactions
over the internet. Unlike traditional IT assets, these edge devices are
resource-constrained (either by bandwidth, storage, or processing
power) and are typically found outside of a data center, creating unique
security and management considerations.
Don't miss EMA VP of Research, Dennis Drogseth, and BMC Software Product Marketing Manager, Criss Scruggs discuss the key components in successful ITAM business cases and how to lay the foundation for a successful outcome and ensure project approval.
While software license costs are a major expense, most companies spend very little time managing this critical and widely distributed asset until an audit occurs or a cost reduction program forces attention. This should be the year you flip from being reactive to being proactive in dealing with software asset and license management. Costs savings and peace of mind are just two of the benefits that you will realize.
In this Webcast an analyst from Frost and Sullivan will go over the results of a recently published white paper on this topic and Deloitte & Touche will discuss the benefits their customers have gained in automating their license management processes.
View this Webcast to learn how you can reclaim licenses, avoid unnecessary license costs, achieve continuous compliance, and improve risk management.
Today, many companies do not have a consistent and transparent process established in their Product Information Supply Chain. In this white paper you will find out just what exactly PIM 360° means and how it relates to your business.
So given the tough economic times, what else can IT do to deliver more value to the business? Are there potential blind spots within the IT organization that could destroy a carefully planned budget? Does your company have an active SAM program?
In this Quest white paper, learn about the benefits - and hazards - of email migration. Then, discover the importance of a solid migration strategy, and get several pre-migration steps critical to your project's success. Read this paper today.
In this Quest white paper, get best practices for leveraging native Active Directory (AD) auditing from Microsoft MVP Darren Mar-Elia - and see what auditors are looking for! He also explores third-party solutions that can enhance native AD auditing.
This white paper will discuss how big data analytics, coupled with the right facilities and asset management software, can provide next-generation opportunities to improve facilities and asset management processes and reutnrs. It will examine how different organizations successfully use big data generated by their facilities and assets to help increase revenue, power operational efficiency, ensure service availability and mitigate risk. Most importantly, this white paper will reveal how your organization can leverage big data analytics to achieve similar benefits and transform the management of your organization's facilities and assets-and ultimately, your business.
Deploying patches in a timely fashion soon after they become available helps secure the OS and prevent the majority of data breaches. However, many computer systems are often not patched for months or not at all.
This whitepaper explains step-by-step how you can deploy a complete Snow Leopard disk image to a Mac OS X computer, even while it is being used. No immediate boot from a server, FireWire drive, or boot DVD is necessary, and no pre-configuration of the target computer is required.
Absolute Software has announced it has completed its acquisition of the LANrev systems management platform. Absolute plans to integrate LANrev's popular Mac and PC lifecycle configuration management technology with its flagship security and asset management suite, Computrace.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Mar 12, 2009
For many years, server-based computing has been seen as a means of, at best, providing those within highly task-based environments with a controlled desktop environment. However, changes in software, hardware, security and management systems are leading towards server-based computing being suitable for a far larger proportion of an organization's user base.
To all but the savviest technologists, today's typical Web-architected enterprise product diagram is a confusing jumble of acronyms and buzzwords and pledges of "true enterprise wide" deployments. Separating the hype from reality is critical for end-users to select enterprise products that deliver the full benefits of true enterprise Web deployment.
BizCarta assisted Country Energy in deploying LANDesk Management Suite to identify which Microsoft applications were running. That project identified and subsequently removed unused software valued at $1,671,000.