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Video: Good IT inventory begins with entitlement

In preparation for the third module of our 12 Box Training Program next week (How to maintain trustworthy inventory data) I spoke with Danny Begg, SAM Technical Specialist at Home Retail Group.

In this video Danny talks about:

  • Why you should look entitlement first when considering inventory
  • The 80/20 rule and license metrics
  • Not one inventory tool does everything
  • Working with security and other IT teams with inventory
  • The process for dealing with exceptions and educating users about SAM

Good IT inventory begins with entitlement

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One Comment

  1. Paul says:

    Appreciate your insights, Danny. Referring to your point Re knowing your entitlement… Can you confirm top key steps/action needed to gather the intel? For example. Who did you speak to and how did you extract the details?

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