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Category: Hardware Asset Management

Articles

  • NIST Cyber Security Guide for ITAM

    The USA’s National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) have published a Cyber Security Guide for ITAM. The publication was co-written with the National Cyber Security Centre of Excellence (NCCoE and provides an insight into what Security Professionals expect an Asset...

  • Hardware Asset Management (HAM) Best Practice Survey

    How do ITAM Review readers measure hardware throughout the asset lifecycle? Hardware Asset Management (HAM) Best Practice Survey Following on from the recently published study into Hard Drive Disposal, I would now really appreciate your support into a survey into Hardware Asset Management...

  • Seven types of missing hardware

    Missing hardware creates havoc with ITAM accuracy Accurate hardware records are fundamental to a successful ITAM practice. We can’t save money on hardware and software or meet our governance goals with missing hardware.  Accurate hardware records are foundational for both HAM and...

  • The Importance of Effective HAM (Hardware Asset Management)

    As we all know, there are huge savings to be made on software within an organisation through software asset management (SAM). But what about the hardware aspect? Are there cost savings to be made on desktops, laptops, physical servers etc? With effective Hardware Asset Management...

  • Verifying Asset Accuracy

    A reader writes: “What is the industry standard way of calculating ITAM accuracy?” I’m not sure about the ‘industry standard’ way, but I’ll share techniques I’ve used in the past, hopefully others can chip in their recommendations in the comments section too (Note: The...

  • Quick Guide to Mobile Device Management (MDM) Part 2 of 2

    Company data left on a mobile device in a back of a taxi. Are you covered? Recap We previously looked at what exactly mobile device management (MDM) is and the types of solutions available to organisations. In part two we dive deeper into MDM including how MDM can help support mobile...

  • Quick guide to Hardware Asset Tagging

    Martin Thompson and I were recently commissioned to write an overview of options for Hardware Asset Tagging for a client. The client has kindly let us share our report for the benefit of the ITAM Review community. Thanks to Michael Smith, Practice Area and Delivery Manager, Inventory...

  • Quick Guide to Mobile Device Management (MDM) Part 1 of 2

    Mobile devices are increasing in popularity within organisations. With so many mobile device types and options currently on the market, organisations are spoilt for choice when choosing what tablet their employees can use, or what mobile phones they are going to give out. Mobile devices...

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