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Category: Hardware Asset Management

Articles

  • Market Guide – Mobile Device Management

    June’s Market Guide looks at tools for Mobile Device Management. This is a market that has settled into maturity following a rapid growth phase as smartphones from Apple & Android barged Blackberry out of the corporate world earlier this decade. The market is dominated by...

  • Market Guide – Secure Hard Drive Erasure

    This month’s Market Guide looks at options for managing assets at the end of the ITAM lifecycle. A vital part of Retire is ensuring that all data has been removed from assets prior to disposal. This is a wide-ranging area (for example, you may be surprised to hear that printers...

  • 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...

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