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Category: Hardware Asset Management

Articles

  • 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...

  • The convergence of SAM and HAM

    This is part two of a two-part series on environment recognition. See part one here: ‘Modern SAM requires ‘Environment Recognition’ as much as ‘Software Recognition’. In my last article I explored the concept of ‘environment recognition’. I suggested that modern Software...

  • IT Disposal Best Practice Guide

    This best practice guide has been contributed by UK charity Computer Aid International. The research and recommendations in this guide are aimed at UK companies. However I believe organizations worldwide can benefit from these guidelines. For disposal charities outside of the UK please...

  • Asset Labeling Quick Guide

    This article has been contributed by Robert Whittle at Asset Control. One of the fundamental requirements for the IT Asset Manager is ensuring the security and traceability of the assets within the enterprise.  The most common, almost ubiquitous, way of achieving this is through...

  • How much HAM do you need in your SAMwich?

    This article has been contributed by Kylie Fowler. Kylie is an experienced IT Asset Manager and writes Practical ITAM. Here she shares her views on the role of Hardware Asset Management within a Software Asset Management programme. How much HAM do you need in your SAMwich? ….quite...

  • Total Number of IT Assets – The Most Basic of Metrics

    An accurate, up-to-date and dynamic view of the total number of IT hardware assets in an organisation is probably the most basic of ITAM metrics to monitor. It seems like a simple number to track but I am constantly amazed at the number of organizations who don’t have a clear...

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