In January 2023, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a troubling report detailing findings of their audit of NASA’s software asset management practices. They found that NASA’s software asset management practices “expose the agency to operational, financial, and cybersecurity risks with management of the software life cycle largely
As technology evolves, maintaining visibility across your IT portfolio has become incredibly complex. The transition from locally managed hardware assets to a combination of public and private cloud environments, virtual appliances, and software-defined networks has altered how providers license and monetize their products. Furthermore, the added complexity of distributed networks, the
In today’s connected, always-on world, unplanned downtime caused by a disaster can exact substantial tolls on your business from a cost, productivity, and customer experience perspective. Investing in a robust disaster recovery program upfront can save considerable costs down the road. Unfortunately, many businesses learn this lesson the hard way.
Even after meeting with hundreds of customers over the years, it still amazes me how many are spending money to pay for service contracts on assets that have been decommissioned for years. It probably shouldn’t be that surprising when you consider the number of devices and licenses that comprise even
Yes, it’s hard to argue the importance of the number one (1).It’s what all teams aspire to, and where you want to sit when your company’s sales stack rankings come out. But don’t forget the power of three (3). Two (2) of something can be chalked up to coincidence, but
It’s one of the most overlooked elements of operating an IT organization, even for those responsible for thousands of assets nationally or worldwide—the management of software lifecycle and adoption. Let’s face it, IT departments are focused on putting out fires or working on solutions that will help shape their company’s