ECPweb Calls for Contributions to "Case Studies in Software and IT Asset Management" (Aug. 1, '07)

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ECPweb is calling for contributions to its new book, "Case Studies in Software and IT Asset Management: Methods, Measures and Models for Innovation."

A compilation of real best practices and innovations in SAM and ITAM, submitted from IT managers around the globe, "Case Studies in SAM and ITAM" will report achievements in inventory tracking, license compliance, automation and standards implementation. With so many success stories and pioneering practices, such an international exchange of ideas is long overdue.  

An ECPweb writer will collaborate with you to document your company's standing at the vanguard of effective software and IT asset management. We'll profile administrators, managers and executives at your organization to report best practices and cost-saving initiatives, relaying these to the broader SAM/ITAM community in one chapter-long feature.

We will select seven organizations for profile, each exemplifying different aspects of SAM and IT asset management excellence. Topic categories for chapters include:

• Cost-effective SAM and ITAM: Profiled organization possesses compelling, lucrative model for automated asset management.

• Software License Compliance I: Profiled organization details external- and self-audit preparation, relating either or both to broader business objectives.

• Software License Compliance II: Profiled organization possesses effective models for inventory tracking and reconciliation with software-use entitlements and associated contracts.

• Fully Integrated SAM and ITAM I: Profiled organization describes interfaces between SAM and ITAM, service management and a CMDB. 

• Fully Integrated SAM and ITAM II: Profiled organization describes interfaces between SAM and ITAM, help/service desk automation, IT operations and greater business objectives.

• Small-scale Management: Profiled organization deploys five thousand or fewer machines and uses cost-effective methods for maintaining optimal asset management, risk management, cost control and competitive advantage.

• SAM Standards Early Adopter: Profiled organization is an early adopter of ISO/IEC 19770-1, partially or fully conforming to the SAM standard along with achieving cost and risk reduction.

Other ideas not listed above will also be considered for this industry-leading book! The due date for case study proposals is September 6. Submit your working title, topic category (see above) and a brief description of why your company's best practices are worthy of duplication. Selections will be announced September 20. Timetable, interview process and identification of profiled companies and interviewees are negotiable.

All questions regarding Case Studies in SAM and ITAM and case-study proposals should be e-mailed to, or call 734.930.1925.

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The International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA) is an international association of business-focused software asset management (SAM) professionals working together to develop and promote SAM best practices and address issues of common concern. IBSMA has more than 2,500 practitioner-members worldwide. IBSMA is a division of

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