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Discover the latest information on HP’s IT Asset Management Blog including discussions on technology, process, data, and people for IT Asset Management.

Understanding Linked Reports and other essential capabilities for Asset Management

How many reports does your team review? Don’t you wish there was an easy way to compile related reports into a single view?


With the recent HP Asset Manager (AM) 9.41 release, we introduced “In-tool Reports” to enable designers to create reports for the AM web client. Keep reading to find out how they work and what they mean for your team’s sanity.

Changing user experience with Asset Manager 9.41

ITAM Figure 1.PNGHP Asset Manager is a well-respected, mature IT asset management product.  Customers love its capabilities and appreciate the depth of asset lifecycle process support. 


However, until 9.41, customers were left wanting when it came to usability.  The latest release builds on the web UI foundation and delivers high impact features to the web UI.

Align your data with HP and BDNA

HP and BDNA.jpgAre you struggling with data alignment complexities with your Software Asset Management Implementation? 


HP and BDNA Software have partnered together to eliminate these complexities.


HP Asset Manager SAM and BDNA want to make solving the problem easier for you by taking out the guess work, especially as it relates to license and data complexities.


Keep reading to learn more on how to make SAM simple!


Guest post by Mike Grainge

Sr. Product Manager

Bring out the benefits of Web Client Record Search of IT Asset Manager

Finding the information you are looking for has just gotten easier. With Record Search within the Web Client of HP Asset Manager 9.40, it is easy to find the asset, portfolio item, contract or request line you are looking for.


Keep reading to find out how you can install Record Search and how it can help you.

3 steps to easier Asset Manager Web Server Installation

Do you sometimes just want the condensed version of what you are looking for? This is especially true with software installation instructions.  In other words, just cut to the chase…


Well, we hear you loud and clear and know that there is the long version and the short version when it comes to providing technology tips and tricks. We know you want the quick sheet to install, and we are more than happy to deliver.


This technical blogging post is intentionally thinned down to the essentials for what you should look out for with the installation of HP with Asset Manager Web Server.


Keep reading to learn more on making HP AM Web Server installation as smooth and simple as possible!

Cloud asset management - IT Service Chargeback

One of the key components of cloud environments is chargeback.  So why are not companies adopting chargeback.  What benefits are they missing?


In this article I discuss the role chargeback plays in organizations where IT has become a service broker.  I discuss how chargeback can control "hoarding" behaviours and help ensure efficient consumption of IT resources on ongoing basis.

HP Discover 2014 - Calling all HP ITAM & SAM success stories

discover13_banner_295x101.jpgAre you an HP customer or partner who is an industry leader with an IT Asset Management (ITAM) or Software Asset Management (SAM) implementation?


We invite you to share your ITAM or SAM success story at this year’s HP Discover event in Las Vegas June 10-12.   


Keep reading to find out how you can share your success story!

Join us at the International Strategic Software Asset & License Management event in Berlin

You do not have to CHOOSE to lose money anymore because of ineffective software asset management. You can stop the spending and instead develop a comprehensive system.


Keep reading to find out where we will be during the International Strategic Software Asset & Licenses Management Event in Berlin. This is your opportunity to get the answers you have been looking for. 



Is ITAM impacted by adoption of cloud services?

The transition to cloud services can be disruptive.  I will discuss how IT Asset Management is impacted by cloud service adoption.  In my opinion, ITAM becomes even more important than ever as IT focuses more on managing costs and comparing their offerings to public alternatives, not simply management of the IT infrastructure.

IAITAM asset management conference in sunny St. Petersburg Florida – It’s a wrap!

st-pete-beach.jpgThe three days I recently spent at the IAITAM conference in St. Petersburg were amazing. I spent time talking with customers and attendees and I enjoyed hearing what they think about our products.


Keep reading to find out what people stay they are struggling with and if they found answers to these pain points.


Guest post by Derek Iverson, HP Presales Solutions Architect

Keep customers smiling with service asset management

Don’t worry. We all used to have them… stacks of catalogs that we would thumb through to find what we needed. Unfortunately not every catalog contained what we are looking for, so we would spend more time searching between them all.


There is a more effective way for IT to offer services and manage them. Continue reading to find out how you can keep customers smiling with a service offer catalog.

Keep demanding customers happy with the power of service asset management

Point, Click, Ship. That is how we all shop now days, right? What are the implications for IT when users are accustomed to instantaneous delivery and complete control?


Continue reading to find out what IT can do to keep users content while still maintaining control.  I have to say, this sure is an interesting time to work in IT!


Webinar: Steamlining the Procurement Process with IT Asset Mgmt - July 23rd

Did you know that 4% of asset cost is tied up in your Procurement process and procedures? Wouldn’t it be nice to reduce that percentage as much as possible? Attend Configure Consulting’s webinar to learn how to do just that!


Date and time: July 23, 2013 1:00 PM (EDT)

Registration is available until July 22, 2013 5:00 PM (EDT). Register Now


Click here to review the detailed webinar program



Understand the full value of Asset Manager on Software Asset Management!

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.


If you want to get a quick overview of SAM through meaningful screen shots, have a look to:


Managing Cloud Services as Assets

Managing IT is more than physical hardware and software; service oriented assets and cloud computing mean greater responsibility for next-generation IT asset managers!

Asset Manager 9.30 @ Home – Manage your home like your business

Tired of having a home in chaos? IT Asset Management processes and technology are now available to bring discipline and transparency to the household management market.

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  • This account is for guest bloggers. The blog post will identify the blogger.
  • I have been working at HP AM R&D for more than 7 years. I led the transition of the product and now I am one of the R&D Managers driving transformation and roadmap of the HP AM product.
  • WW Sr Product Marketing Manager for HP ITPS VP of Apps & HP Load Runner
  • Vesna is the senior product marketing manager at HP Software. She has been with HP for 13 years in R&D, product management and product marketing. At HP she is responsible for go to market and enablement of the HP IT Performance Suite products.
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