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Category: IT Asset Management

Articles

  • How to Start, Optimise, and Elevate your ITAM program

    This article accompanies the series of three webinars the ITAM Review and ServiceNow delivered in May/June 2020. In this series, we set out to provide insight on how to start, optimise and elevate your ITAM program. Introduction 2020 has presented businesses with an unprecedented...

  • Customer wins Micro Focus software audit battle

    Earlier this year, we covered a software audit legal case between Micro Focus and their customer Express Scripts and, having read through some of the court documents, there are some enlightening points to look through. It’s great that the customer took the win but first let’s...

  • Setting realistic expectations is key to SAM tool success

    Software Asset Management (SAM) tools require significant investment and resource to achieve results. Preliminary results from a survey conducted by The ITAM Review suggests setting realistic expectations is key to SAM tool success. Investment in tools An investment in SAM tooling...

  • ITAM in complex environments: Containers

    This article was written by Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review, and Heather McKay, Flexera. ITAM in complex environments is key. The rapidly shifting IT landscape contains several new technologies that all present both opportunities and challenges to organisations. These include: SaaS Cloud IaaS...

  • ITAM during a crisis: back to basics

    ITAM in a crisis – back to basics November 2008 Do you remember what you were doing in November 2008? Obama beat McCain to become America’s first black-American president (Yes we can). “Slumdog millionaire” and “Quantum of Solace” were in the cinema and Beyonce was...

  • Creating an ITAM clean-up action plan

    Creating an ITAM clean-up action plan will mean that, after any major change – particularly one that’s unexpected – you will have a checklist of steps to methodically take stock of the situation. What must you look at to try and ensure your compliance position hasn’t...

  • ITAM and Coronavirus: What’s the impact?

    I don’t want to jump on the bandwagon and, in the grand scheme of things there are bigger, much more immediate concerns, but I do think it’s worthwhile considering the impact the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may have on organisations, and ITAM in particular. The sudden...

  • The secrets to ITAM technology success – Community Survey

    What are the secrets to success with ITAM tooling and ITAM Managed Services providers – please share your experiences Secrets to ITAM Technology Success What are the secrets to success with ITAM tools and managed service providers? I would like to revisit research first conducted...

  • How could ITAM help Travelex restore service?

    As I write this in early February, foreign currency exchange provider Travelex has been down for over a month following a cyber-attack on December 31st, 2019. What we know so far is that they’ve followed police guidance and not paid the ransom demanded by the hackers and that they’re...

  • Should ITAM job titles be standardised?

    This guest article was contributed by Geoff Worsely, Veracity Cubed. Is the SAM industry unique? There are apparently no recognised experience requirements or career progression ladder, and there are a multitude of ITAM job titles that lump people with a few months’ worth of experience...

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An IT Asset Manager’s Introduction to Internet of Things

You’ll have heard the term Internet of Things at some point – from a vendor, a colleague, a post on Linkedin, adverts on tv, a bus stop, an airport or somewhere else.

What is it and what does it mean to you?