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Using ‘Green IT’ as a PR Stunt…

Welcome back to our ITAM Shorts series. Today we are speaking to Piotr Jurkiewicz – an ITAM specialist with a passion for Hardware Asset Management (HAM). In this session, Piotr claims that some organisations are using “Green IT” as a PR stunt, rather than a

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Automated SAM Maturity Assessments & Reports

n this video, we speak to ITAM Legend Rory Canavan about Software Asset Management Maturity Assessments, and why he feels automated reports and Assessments are the way forward! SAM Beast Consulting – https://www.sambeast.co.uk/David Foxen – david.foxen@sambeast.co.ukLinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidfoxe… SAM Charter – https://www.samcharter.com/en/SAM Charter YouTube Channel

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5 Ways to Avoid Microsoft License Price Increase

On March 1st 2022, Microsoft will be increasing their prices on Office and Microsoft 365 products. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/micro… In this video, I (try) and give you 5 simple tips on how you can beat those price rises and claim another win for ITAM!

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Be Careful Not to Over Stock on Hardware!

Welcome back to our ITAM Shorts series. Today we are speaking to Piotr Jurkiewicz – an ITAM specialist with a passion for Hardware Asset Management (HAM). In this session, Piotr discusses how the current Hardware shortage and global pandemic can tempt organisations into over-stocking Hardware

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The Dark Side of HAM

Welcome back to our ITAM Shorts series. This is a dark episode and Jeffrey tells us all about the “underbelly” of HAM and the naughty tricks he’s seen people play in the past! Jeffrey’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreyte…Service Management Leadership – https://www.linkedin.com/company/serv… SAM Beast Consulting –

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HAM Needs to be Mature to Manage Tech Sprawls

Welcome back to our ITAM Shorts series. Today we are speaking with Jeffrey Tefertiller – an ITSM expert and fellow YouTuber! In this session, Jeffrey gives us his words of wisdom on how HAM needs to be mature and effective to help combat the Technology

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Is Your IT Asset Register Bulletproof?

Welcome back to our ITAM Shorts series. Today we are speaking to Piotr Jurkiewicz – an ITAM specialist with a passion for Hardware Asset Management (HAM). In this session, Piotr explains how one of his key focuses on making his Asset Register “bullet proof” and

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ITAM Can Help Save Time… and Cash!

Welcome back to our #ITAMShorts series, and this time we’re talking to Tony Crawley the founder of the award winning Cloud and Datacentre licensing specialists. In this video, Tony discusses a new saving ITAM can deliver…. TIME! Tony makes the argument that as we move

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Existing ITAM Datasets are Degrading in Value

Welcome back to our #ITAMShorts series, and this time we’re talking to Tony Crawley the founder of the award winning Cloud and Datacentre licensing specialists. In this video, Tony discusses how current ITAM datasets and metrics are becoming worthless and how ITAM needs to get

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IT Asset Depreciation Explained

IT Asset Depreciation relates to the speed in which an IT Asset loses value. In this video, we look further into what depreciation is and means for ITAM, the common depreciation methods, and how ITAM can add value to the wider business when reporting on

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The Progression of the ITAM Industry

Welcome back to another in our series of ITAM Shorts. We spoke to one of the G.O.A.T ITAM Recruiters, Shaun Ashbury. In this ITAM Short, Shaun explains how far the ITAM world has progressed since he started, and how he believes the progression and changes

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Relationships with Tier 1 Vendors?

Alexander Golev is a world class Microsoft Licensing Guru who knows a thing or two about maintaining relationships with software vendors. In this interesting video, Alex explains that “great relationships” with monopoly vendors are a complete myth because it all relates to how much money

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Beware of Licensing Cowboys Giving Bad Advice!

Alexander Golev is a world class Microsoft Licensing Guru who knows a thing or two about software licensing and technology! In this interesting video, Alex explains that one of his biggest gripes is, what he calls, “Licensing Cowboys” giving bad or wrong advice based on

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Don’t Boil the Ocean when Creating a CMDB

Welcome back to another ITAM Shorts. Today we are speaking to Darren Gladden from Achieve ITSM. Darren is a true IT Service Management guru, and all round top bloke. In this video, Darren speaks about the CMDB (Configuration Management Database) and why they always seem

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ITAM – Is it a Becoming a Business Challenge?

Welcome back to another in our series of ITAM Shorts. In this episode, we spoke to Stuart Pomfrett, an experienced ITAM and Sales professional! In this interview, Stuart discusses how ITAM is now a wider business challenge, rather than just IT…. SAM Beast Consulting –

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Key AMDB Data Sets to Manage your Laptops & Desktops

We are looking at the key Asset Management Database (AMDB) data sets required for the management of your Desktops and Laptops throughout their lifecycle. There are three missing fields all about depreciation, so come back next time for our video on the different Asset depreciation

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Optimising Your LinkedIn

Welcome back to another in our series of ITAM Shorts. We spoke to the “Software Guy/Dude” Chris Allen. Today, we discuss the power of LinkedIn within the ITAM world and how “putting yourself out there” can help progress your career and also enhance your ITAM

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The Importance of SaaS & Working From Home

Welcome back to another ITAM Shorts. Today we are speaking to Libby Bagley, an ITAM Marketing Guru who works for Phoenix Software. We asked Libby about ITAM in 2030 and how she believes SaaS will play a key part as we shift to a split

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The ITAM Landscape in the Next 10 Years…

Welcome back to another in our series of ITAM Shorts. In this episode, we spoke to licensing guru, Barry Pilling, about his vision for the future of IT Asset Management! SAM Beast Consulting – https://www.sambeast.co.uk/David Foxen – david.foxen@sambeast.co.ukLinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidfoxe… ITSX Assure – https://www.itsxassure.com/Barry’s LinkedIn

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What is an Asset Management Database?

The Asset Management Database (AMDB) is one of the most important allies when managing Hardware Assets. But what exactly is the AMDB? Don’t I mean the CMDB…? Here is a brief overview of the AMDB – more videos to follow in this series on the

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Keep it Simple & Make Your ITAM Message Clear

Welcome back to another in our series of ITAM Shorts. In this episode, we spoke to Stuart Pomfrett, an experienced ITAM and Sales professional! In this interview, Stuart discusses how a clean and simple message can go a long way when trying to implement or

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Starting Your Career in IT Asset Management

Welcome back to another in our series of ITAM Shorts. We spoke to the “Software Guy/Dude” Chris Allen today to discuss how he got into the world of IT Asset Management. SAM Beast Consulting – https://www.sambeast.co.uk/David Foxen – david.foxen@sambeast.co.ukLinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidfoxe… Chris’ LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisalle…

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Experience vs. Text Books

Welcome back to another ITAM Shorts. Today we are speaking to Darren Gladden from Achieve ITSM. Darren is a true IT Service Management guru, and all round top bloke. In this video, Darren shares his advice for getting started in ITSM and how you simply

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Don’t Let Fear Stunt Your Success!

Welcome back to another ITAM Shorts. Today we are speaking to Libby Bagley, an ITAM Marketing Guru who works for Phoenix Software. We asked Libby about her tips for career progression within the ITAM World! SAM Beast Consulting: https://www.sambeast.co.uk/ David’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidfoxe… David’s Email: david.foxen@sambeast.co.uk

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How to Find Key Software Licensing Metrics & Use Rights

Welcome back to another in our series of ITAM Shorts. In this episode, we spoke to licensing guru, Barry Pilling, about good resources to find the latest software licensing metrics and product use rights. SAM Beast Consulting – https://www.sambeast.co.uk/David Foxen – david.foxen@sambeast.co.ukLinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidfoxe… ITSX

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ITAM CV & Interview Advice

One of the most common questions I get on LinkedIn is for ITAM CV and Interview advice. In this video, I share the advice I typically give to people in the hope that it may be beneficial to you too! I’m no CV or Interviewing

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Windows 365 – Good Value or a Good PR Stunt?

ITAM YouTube legend and Microsoft Licensing Ninja, Alexander Golev speaks about Windows 365 and whether it’ll be any value for customers or if it’s just a Microsoft PR stunt! SAMExpert TV YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/SAMexpertTV…Alex’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/golev/https://samexpert.com/ SAM Beast Consulting – https://www.sambeast.co.uk/David Foxen – david.foxen@sambeast.co.ukLinkedIn

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How Will the ITAM Landscape look in 2030?

Mystic Rory joined us today to provide his thoughts on what IT Asset Management (ITAM) will be like in the year 2030… Let’s remember these predictions and remind him of them when 2030 comes and none of it actually happens… SAM Beast Consulting – https://www.sambeast.co.uk/David

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Why Licensing Consultants Need to Understand the Technology!

Welcome back to another in our series of ITAM Shorts. In this episode, we spoke to licensing guru, Barry Pilling, about how you need to understand the technology you are licensing, especially within the datacentre. SAM Beast Consulting – https://www.sambeast.co.uk/ David Foxen – david.foxen@sambeast.co.uk LinkedIn

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Microsoft Licensing Price Increase Reaction!

ITAM YouTube legend and Microsoft Licensing Ninja, Alexander Golev gives his reaction to the recent announcement that Microsoft will be increasing their prices for some of their Office suite licenses, but not E5 interestingly…. SAMExpert TV is one of the best ITAM channels out there,

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Top Tips for Managing SaaS & Subscriptions

We spoke to the “Software Guy/Dude” Chris Allen to discuss all things SaaS and Software Subscriptions. In this ITAM Short, Chris explains his top tips for managing and optimising your SaaS environment. SAM Beast Consulting – https://www.sambeast.co.uk/ David Foxen – david.foxen@sambeast.co.uk LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidfoxe… Chris’

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We Need More Women in Tech!

Welcome back to another ITAM Shorts. Today we are speaking to Libby Bagley, an ITAM Marketing Guru who works for Phoenix Software. We asked Libby, what needs to be done to encourage the next generation of IT Asset Management Professional when so little is taught

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Let’s Talk Budgets!

In this video, we speak to ITAM Legend Rory Canavan about the ITAM budget impact COVID-19 and the global pandemic has had. Rory discusses the potential changes in ITAM budget requirements, but also how the global Pandemic has just further highlighted the importance of IT

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Who should take HAM BrainBite 1: Introduction?

ITAM Academy recently released a number of Hardware Asset Management (HAM) BrainBites, ranging from Introduction through to End of Life and IT Asset Disposition. Sounds good right (well, I would say that…), but who is the HAM BrainBite 1: Introduction actually aimed at? Hardware Asset

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Centralising Software Contracts = Optimisation!

Picture the scene: you’re a Global organisation with offices in multiple countries and multiple sites within those countries. License management and procurement has been a local process, local currencies, local resellers, local agreements and local points of contact. You identify that you can no longer

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Time for Anonymous Hardware Asset Tagging?

One of the biggest challenges within Hardware Asset Management (HAM) is knowing where your assets are. Technologies like SCCM, ITAM tools and other inventory tools can help you and show the last logged on user, IP address for location and all of the hardware information

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Time for ITAM to get SaaSy!

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past 5+ years, as an ITAM professional you will be more than aware of Software as a Service (SaaS) and the challenges our profession faces in managing spend and keeping SaaS under control. At the time

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Introducing the ITAM Academy

The ITAM Academy gives you the very best ITAM content at a very affordable price! April 12th 2021. The day the ITAM Academy finally launched! It has been a labour of love for over 9 months now as we have been building on our initial

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HAM is the Driver for Managing Technical Debt

Welcome back to our ITAM Shorts series. Today we are speaking with Jeffrey Tefertiller – an ITSM expert and fellow YouTuber! In this session, we discuss how Hardware Asset Management (HAM) can be the driver for managing your organisations technical debt. Jeffrey’s LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreyte…Service

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