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Quick Guide to ITAM Tools Strategy

Many organisations will have to work with a federated view of asset data This article is an introduction to ITAM tools strategy and is aimed at IT professionals new to the world of ITAM who might be beginning to explore their ITAM requirements. Why do we need a strategy? Can’t I just buy a tool and install it? Most IT professionals reading this are managing incredibly complex and dynamic environments... 

Building the business case for ITAM

This article is to support module 1: “How to secure and maintain senior management support for IT Asset Management” An ITAM Review reader asked: “What data do I need to collect to show the value of my ITAM practice”? This article attempts to answer that question, from starting from scratch with a business case, through implementation and building out an ITAM practice, to business as usual... 

Podcast: ITAM Education

In this Podcast, David Foxen of Snow Software is joined by three ITAM professionals who share their knowledge and experience with regards to ITAM Education: Martin Thompson – Owner & Founder, The ITAM Review Dave Kelsey – Service Management Product Manager, BCS Adam Ayer – President, LicenseLogic Institute Podcast Topics: Why aren’t there any ITAM or SAM training... 

Introducing the ITAM Review 12 Box Training Course

I am very pleased to announce a brand new FREE training course from the ITAM Review. View the video below for a quick overview: 12 Box Training – 3 Minute Video Introduction View the video directly on YouTube here. Introduction – A new qualification for ITAM Review readers The 12 Box Training and Assessment Programme is a year long educational course based on the ITAM Review’s 12 Box... 

How to beat Azure and AWS sprawl?

Readers tell me Azure and AWS sessions face the same sprawl challenges as virtual machines or really useful apps How readily are organisations adopting cloud-computing platforms such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS? What are the blockers to adopting this kind of elastic computing resource? I’m keen to know how our readers are getting on with Azure and AWS: Readers tell me Azure and AWS sessions... 

The business case for ITAM

How do you justify the investment in ITAM? How do organisations measure the business case for ITAM? How do they measure the success of their ITAM program and continue to solicit senior management support? This research project by The ITAM Review investigates how organisations quantify the business value of their IT Asset Management (ITAM) practices. This is a great opportunity to harness the collective... 

Centralising ITAM within a Global Organisation

Centralising – Handing over responsibility to the Head Office or the centre of the Organisation To have an effective and successful ITAM project an organisation needs to centralise and standardize their ITAM estate. This helps the ITAM team have a better overview of the ITAM estate, and also have more control over the hardware and software assets that the organisation currently has, and will... 

TalkTalk shares down 9% after cyber attack – could ITAM help with Cyber Security?

Dido Harding, the CEO of publicly listed Telco TalkTalk, faces the grim prospect of her company’s reputation and share price taking a nosedive today. The share price (at time of writing) is down 9% and the BBC report that TalkTalk customers are likely to be ‘vulnerable and panicky’. TalkTalk shares down 9% #cyberattack — Kamal Ahmed (@bbckamal) October 23, 2015 An unverified statement... 

Podcast: World class ITAM at The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company, $NYSE: HSY, 13,000 employees, 80 brands, $7BN Revenue I was invited to present at SHI’s SAM event in New Jersey back in April. During one of the interactive workshops I was fortunate to meet Rick Lacey, Global IT Asset Manager at the Hershey Company. Rick very kindly joined me on a call to share his experiences. World Class ITAM I consider what Rick and his team are doing... 

What does the ‘Cloud’ mean for ITAM?

  The term ‘Cloud’ has been a buzzword within ITAM for a few years now. We are constantly hearing about ‘cloud based storage’, ‘cloud based licenses’ and ‘cloud based software’. What exactly does the term ‘Cloud’ really mean for those within ITAM, and how will it affect day-to-day ITAM roles moving forward? What is the ‘Cloud?’ Cloud computing is basically a number of remote...