FinOps: What it is and how to make it work for you

April 13, 2022

This blog is from Brian Adler, Senior Director, Cloud Market Strategy, Flexera (an ITAM Forum Patron)

Bringing financial accountability to the cloud

In today’s environment, it seems as though there’s always another “ops” on the way. In fact, it’s common slang among techies to use “YA” (yet another) in front of the latest and greatest industry acronym.
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The What and Why of FinOps

April 8, 2022

This blog is from Jonas Lazar, Principal Business Consultant – FinOps, SoftwareONE (an ITAM Forum Patron).

FinOps, also known as Cloud Financial Management, is becoming increasingly important for organizations that leverage the cloud. As the de-facto operating model for the cloud, FinOps helps organizations tie cloud spend directly to business outcomes.
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2021 Review and Plans for 2022

January 14, 2022

2021 was a busy year for the ITAM Forum! As a global, ITAM membership organization, we worked hard to launch new and valuable opportunities for members. And, we’re on track with creating with the world’s first ISO 19770 certification scheme for organizations!
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Do you see your ITAM weaknesses?

December 22, 2021

Meet Dennis Montanje who’s worked in ITAM for 20 years and leads the ITAM Forum’s Certification workstream. As the MD of Softline Group Northern Europe (an ITAM Forum Patron), Dennis has spent his career delivering services to customers and advising them during their SAM/ITAM journeys. He also promotes the ITAM ISO 19770 standard as the framework needed to do SAM and ITAM properly.
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What problems do you want to solve?

December 10, 2021

Ben Strickland fell into ITAM close to 10 years ago. He was working for Cisco, helping it to move from a propriety operating system to a Linux system and was asked to keep track of software licensing. “It eventually consumed me and became my whole life.”
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What was ITAM called in the 1980s?

November 24, 2021

We were thrilled to speak with Sherry Irwin for the latest episode of the Change Makers podcast. Sherry’s often described as a trailblazer, but AJ Witt rightfully (we think) suggests, she’s an ITAM ‘category definer’. 

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