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Category: IT Asset Management

Articles

  • Practical Methods for Stakeholder Engagement – Article Series

    Our recent user survey showed that ITAM is continuing to move from being a service management and operations-based admin team to a trusted C-Suite adviser. As our roles mature, we become less involved in the day-to-day grunt work of getting inventory working, reconciling usage and...

  • Short-term gains, long-term missed opportunities?

    This article has been contributed by David Foxen Founder & Principal Consultant at SAM Beast Consulting DISCLAIMER, this focuses primarily on the cost savings element of ITAM rather than service or integration with other teams. I’d end-up writing a whole book if I included...

  • AWS Outposts – cloud you can touch

    Cloud computing continues to grow among businesses the world over, and Amazon have recently taken a big step to keep their offering front of mind for organisations. Amazon have long been the market leader for public cloud (aka IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)) with their Amazon...

  • Crypto-currency malware running in your cloud environment

    Management and governance of cloud assets is a big, and growing, area for ITAM professionals to tackle. As more assets sit in the cloud, they need managing in more ways than ever before – making it a fantastic opportunity for ITAM to grow as a discipline and an industry. Equally,...

  • Podcast Episode 57: Artificial Intelligence applied to ITAM

    How Artificial Intelligence is being applied to ITAM. In this podcast I’m joined by Nick Youell of Scalable Software. Topics covered include: Intro to Nick and Scalable Software Building products in the cloud A usage based approach to optimisation AWS optimisation and eating...

  • 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...

  • State of ITAM survey results, 10 years of ITAM Review

    Thank you to everyone that took the time to complete our “State of ITAM” community survey last month. This article shares some of the preliminary results based on the first 150 responses. The survey is still open, so if you wish to share your views please do so here: https://www.itassetmanagement.net/2018/10/02/community-survey/ 10...

  • Whose responsibility is it to save costs in the Cloud?

    ‘Whose responsibility is it to save costs in the Cloud?’   In the lead up to our Australia Conference 2018, owner  & founder of The ITAM Review – Martin Thompson, posed the following question to our Conference Sponsors experts: ‘Whose responsibility...

  • Shortcuts to SAM Immaturity

    This article was prompted by a discussion with an ITAM Review reader, asking how they should maximise the value of an expensive tool deployment that wasn’t, as yet, delivering results.ITAM tools can be seen as a magic bullet for software asset management – buy the tool, install...

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