According to Gartner, never before have new device types, with smaller, mobile form factors, or new styles of computing emerged so rapidly. This necessitates a proactive stance toward ITAM — ITAM managers need to know more about technology than they did in the past. Furthermore, understanding the business's needs will accelerate the need to take a proactive stance.
Keep reading to find out how to download Gartner report.
Do you want to understand the HP Asset Manager solution better? Now you have the opportunity to learn more about it at an upcoming webinar. We will discuss:
- Software asset management (SAM) and how it helps you stay license compliant and optimize your license costs
- HP solution for Oracle license compliance based on Oracle-verified inventory from Universal Discovery
- Service chargeback and why you need it now more than ever and where to start
Register now: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/722218178
Have you heard about our new HP Cloud Automation offerings? I am excited about the new HP Asset Manager chargeback solution.
Keep reading to find out how Chargeback can help you get the most out of your private cloud.
As an IT Service Manager, I know about the thoughts that wake you in the middle of the night—software license compliance.
You wake up wondering if a knock on the door tomorrow is going to be a surprise audit. If there is an audit, are you ready? Are you compliant? Have you checked all your retired machines? Did you leave the oven on?
Keep reading to find out how you can wake from this nightmare and sleep soundly in the future.
Asset Manager's statistics & dashboards: Show the value you deliver to your execs and save your job!
As an IT Asset Manager, am I relevant?
This question can be stressful, but if you know what your team delivers for your organization, understand the substantial savings that you allow through optimized license investments, the avoided software audit fees, the good procurement policy choices that you vendor performance management and TCO (total Cost of Ownership) analysis drive... you can be in peace.
My ITAM team delivers value to my organization, but who knows it?
This one is even more stressful, because whatever you may do, an exec may switch off your projects.
Asset Manager provides an easy way to translate the quality of your data and the automation of your processes into tangible reports: the statistics... so easy and quick implement... so rarely used today! Discover in 5 minutes in this technical and illustrated post how statistics translate your efforts into celebrity and executive sponsorship!
I read an article this week that AGL energy failed an Oracle audit and had to pay $800k fine. I believe this is something that was not intentional, but rather an example of an organization where software compliance is not yet part of daily decision making.
I describe a few ways companies can become non-compliant and talk about HP solution for Oracle DB compliance.
Software assets are one of the most important assets an enterprise can have. Without proper protection and guidelines, your software downloads can run amuck.
Today I am talking about the importance of internal policies and guidelines related to Software Asset Management. Keep reading to find out what you can do to protect yourself.
ISO 19770-2 software identification tags have been approved and are available with some software today, but vendor adoption is still relatively low. This does not mean you can't benefit from using them - in fact, you should be adopting them now, so that you can save time and improve quality of data you work with. In this post, I am describing a couple of ideas that will allow you to benefit from the standard without waiting for all vendors to adopt them.
If you are struggling with software asset management because you are having a hard time finding a good inventory tool…you are not alone. Accurate and complete inventory of software in a typical enterprise is virtually impossible. There are no established standards to make this task easier, there is not a lot of executive visibility to make it a priority, but there may be a “light at the end of the tunnel” in the form of ISO 19770-2 software identification tags (I sometimes like to say it’s either daylight or an oncoming train, LOL!!!).
License management answers the questions about what the company owns, what applications can be used and their contractual conditions. Why do licenses matter? When we say license, what do we mean? Unfortunately, “license” may mean several things, depending on the context.
Do you want to understand the HP Software Asset Management (SAM) solution better? Now you have the opportunity to learn more about it at an upcoming webinar. The HP SAM solution automates software license compliance for worry-free vendor audits and optimizes existing investments to avoid overspending on software.
During the event, we’ll present HP’s two-step gradual approach to successfully adopt SAM. You will hear how a leading European telecommunications organization achieved substantial savings through successfully implementing the SAM program. Continue reading to find out how to participate in the webinar.
Inventory management is probably one of the oldest processes in IT. It is responsible for gathering and tracking detailed hardware inventory information (some of it has been ingrained in IT since the first data centers). It is vital for every aspect of the enterprise. Let’s take a closer look at inventory management, but first we should look at where we have been.
New software offering helps clients optimize usage and minimize audit liability through Oracle-verified discovery and automatic Oracle license compliance. It includes:
- HP Universal Discovery for Oracle License Management Implementation Software (UD for Oracle Licensing), verified by Oracle
- HP Asset Manager Software Asset Management (SAM) best practice package, v 22.214.171.124, which takes advantage of UD for Oracle Licensing
When you get software licenses for your organization, do you buy extras as a precaution? How many extra do you buy?
Are you costing yourself more money to ensure compliance by being “over compliant”. Continue reading to find out how to check if you are guilty of “over compliance”.
If you are an asset manager, internal auditor, director, or vice president of an IT operations department, I likely already know some of your New Year’s resolutions for 2013. I wanted to check how successful you have been so far. Have you completed your internal software audit yet this January? If not, do you have a firm plan to do an audit soon? Do you have an actual scheduled date and time?
Asset Manager brings tremendous values in Software Asset Management… That helps HP customers optimize their license investments while minimize their legal risk on software compliance.
Please join Nicolas Rousseau, Sr. Product Manager of Asset Manager, in a 90 minutes webinar where he goes through the value that Asset Manager provides in SAM. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaDecsEuK1A
If you want to get a quick overview of SAM through meaningful screen shots, have a look to: http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/IT-Asset-Management-Blog-an/Do-you-want-to-have-a-quick-tour-of-Asset-Manager-SAM/ba-p/5611505.
Configure Consulting, Inc. is presenting a live webinar titled “30 days to Automated License Management”. This is an introduction to a turn-key solution they’re offering to help companies achieve quick ROI on software license management. Configure Consulting will describe the automated discovery, tracking, and reporting features and relate their benefits to license governance, compliance, and simplified management. They’ll also describe the quick-start service that enables the 30-day success. A focused demonstration using HP’s Software Asset Management module will tie it all together.
Asset Manager 9.32 has just been released. This is minor minor version that includes the cumulated available fixes… it also brings the following enhancements versus 9.31:
- Ability to customize system scripts and wizards. A re-direction mechanism allow the set a customized wizard or action that will be launched when clicking on the Out Of The Box wizards (see screen shot below)
- Extended rights for the guest user: the guest user is an occasional user who can review and modify his own assets, create request and validate workflow tasks.
- Extensions of the database to support the functionalities brought by the Cloud Billing package (extension of subscriptions).
As a reminder, you don’t need to upgrade Asset Manager to get additional business value for Asset Manager. Please access HP Asset Manager live Network on https://hpln.hp.com/node/9028/contentfiles to download the latest SAM Best practice, Cloud Billing or Web Usability package. You need to be an Asset Manager customer to access this content material.
Respond to asset requests from anywhere and at anytime
How do people react in your IT organization when they are asked to provide updates for their assets? Many are not delighted, I suppose, partially because they have to report changes through tools they do not often use. The HP Asset Manager’s first mobile application, Asset Lookup, means that this task should never be ‘overlooked’ again. Asset Lookup allows all IT users to view their assets and report any changes from their smart phone or tablet. If the asset is lost or stolen, has changed location, or has some other inaccurate information, IT users can easily submit a ticket and quickly respond to audit requests.
HP just released the new integration between CSA3.0 (HP Cloud Service Automation) and Asset Manager 9.30.
This provides a simple, cost effective and extensible HP solution for managing the billing of the services deployed by CSA… The integration propagates catalogs, service subscriptions and deployed services from CSA to Asset Manager that generates bills for the consumers of the services.
Discover the value and the details with a guided visit!
How to build a welcome page that will include dashboards, links and buttons adapted to the profile of the user that logs on?
How to use meaningful urls to launch external applications (View the incidents in Service Manager for the detail of a computer in AM) or access any list, dashboard or detail in Asset manager?
How can you launch Asset manager on a detail from the context of another application (view asset detail in SM from the context on an incident) ?
How to tune the web client for better performance?
What does the web usability package bring?
Everything you dream to know about the Asset Manager Web Client is in the attached presentation.
For several years now, Asset Manager has been providing value to its customers out of the release cycles through content packages: SAM Best Practice package, Cloud Billing package... and now: Web Usability package.
Discover the exciting features (QBEs, advanced filters, multi record edition, welcome wizards...) and see a quick tour with screen shots of what you can get for free with a 30 second import into Asset Manager 9.3X or 5.2X.
Asset Manager stays on top in Software Asset Management with the release of this new cumulative package that adds to the Out Of The Box best practices released under the SAM content package:
- More coverage with not less than 50 new applications and titles covered by the out of the box counters
- Streamlined implementation with the SAM BP implementation console
- More processes (merge discovered computers with procured ones, renew maintenance contract...)
- Better integrations: extension of the SKU license library for license data import, integration with SAP License analysis Workbench (LAW) to integrate SAP users accounts reconciled with procured licenses by OOB counters
- An Asset Manager SAM presentation and fast tour was added to the package that gives the big picture, before drilling down into details.
Asset Manager keeps providing more value without implementation effort.
Manage your software compliance for your configurations provisioned through External Cloud Services.
What are the licensing rules for platforms provided by external cloud services providers? How to ensure your license compliance in the Hybrid IT world? Find in this post simple and practical answers to a question that seems complex in a first look.
Asset Manager and DDMI offer a simple and efficient solution.
A new video introducing Asset Manager has just been updated in the Asset Manager Public web site.
It covers the value of all modules and drills down on SAM and Management of Cloud services (Service costing, subscriptions management, cloud billing). This is a live demo. This video is public, posted on the HP Asset Manager Public web site: / in the section demo / trial section: view the video
10 screen shots with comments give a better understanding than a 40 slides presentation on the value that HP Asset Manager brings to its customers in Software Asset Management... have a look and enjoy!
The last SAM Best Practice Package brings enhancements that allow to take advantage of all the value of Asset Manager in SAM... with a quicker implementation.
Here is the age of Hybrid IT. The IT organization delivers services to its end users... using an infrastructure that can be owned by the IT, or fulfilled over the cloud. Managing IT as a P&L is the best way to prove its value to the other businesses while optimizing the costs for delivering the services.
Discover the New Cloud Billing Package that extends Asset Manager capabilities to support the IT providing internal and external services and manage users' subscriptions and related billing.
Asset Manager Windows client offers a flexible way to define filters that will pop up when you want to access any screen (QBE filters, Query By Example). Just listing the fields in the screen definition, Asset Manager will generate the multi criteria filter.
The Web client exposes the QBE filter in the "filters" drop down list when you are on a screen. Note that a "simplified filters" option introduced in 9.30 now allows screen by screen, a better control of what will be displayed.
This very short technical document shows how ta create very easily the same user experience in the Web client and in the Windows client:
The user clickes on the screen name he wants to access, a list of filters pops up, the user fills the criteria and the filtered screen is launched.
- No need to load all the records before filtering (performance)
- Less clicks, better user experience.