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Security trends Impacting ITAM – From On-premise to Mobile Access to Cloud, Security Needs ITAM’s Support

By Jenny Schuchert, Content Director, IAITAM, Inc. IT Asset Management (ITAM) and IT security are compatible functional areas; sharers of information, mutual defenders of data, and participants in activities to reduce risks through increased controls, accountability and reportability.  The IT department that fosters cooperation between these groups benefits from more accurate information about the use of IT and ultimately to ...

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Resume Content to Get the Job

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM, Inc. Today’s resume review processes are often automated, with software selecting the few resumes that move forward through the selection process. That means that the format of the resume and the content have to be as strongly related to what the hiring company is looking for as possible. And even with best efforts, sometimes those automated ...

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An ITAM View into Cloud Computing – A Look at the Issues Cloud Models present to IT Business Management

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM   It seems a short time ago that we were trying to define the marketing invented term “cloud computing” from a practical perspective.  The confusion came from the conglomeration of technologies called cloud and the massive media attention pushing executives to adopt the cloud as the next greatest thing without really defining which elements of the ...

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R2 Standard’s Home has Changed Names to SERI – A Conversation with John Lingelbach

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM ITAK V9 I8 The organization responsible for the development and promotion of the R2 Standard (Responsible Recycling) has changed its name from R2 Solutions to Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), and with that transition in June, 2014, began a new, expanded mission for the organization and its staff. The press release about the change explained that ...

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Mobility Plans that Work – Avoiding Mobile “Gotchas” in your Implementation Plan

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM ITAK V9 I7 Mobile devices have been part of organizational communication for some time, but with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, consumer-led mobile device features and the infiltration of mobile access into the organization’s systems and workflows, previous management strategies for these devices are most likely insufficient.  Mobile management is probably inconsistent across the organization ...

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ITAM Planning: Cloud, Mobility and Software Licensing – Conference Attendees Problem Solve as a Team

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM ITAK V9 I6 Peer conversations are some of the best moments at any conference, right?  At the Spring ACE this year, peer conversations on cloud adoption, mobile management and software licensing were given a boost during the IAITAM workshop where round table discussions were held.  Conversation was guided by thought-provoking questions provided by IAITAM and by ...

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Tracking Certifications for ITAD Vendors – A Due Diligence Update: NAID Data

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM ITAK V9 I2 Another tool for researching an ITAD vendor’s certifications is now offered for free by NAID®, an international trade association for information destruction services companies and those who provide products to them.  Since secure destruction is a major selection criterion for any disposition services, the NAID AAA certification® is an excellent question during due ...

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Tracking Certifications for ITAD Vendors – A Due Diligence Update

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM ITAK V9 I1 Led by IT Asset Management, organizations are selecting an ITAD vendor carefully, including checking on certifications, to minimize risks and costs.  IT asset final disposition impacts the organization’s security plan, the ability to maximize the value of the investment in the asset and the compliance to laws regarding waste disposal.  For all of ...

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Max Communication Skills During Negotiations – Strategies and Skills that Make a Difference

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM ITAK V8 I11 The Basics The underlying skill that makes or breaks any negotiator is communication, both as a giver of information and a receiver of information.  Communicating during negotiations is not about delivering a speech, or using perfect grammar, or talking louder than anyone else.  It is the ability to truly listen and then present information ...

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Planning for Final Disposition at Purchase – Taking Hardware Asset Management Processes to a New Level

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM ITAK V8 I9 Final disposition planning for IT devices has rapidly changed from the business practice “most likely to be forgotten” to a proactive, diligent investigation of options.  Vendors are responding to the growing list of customer requirements such as vendor certifications, various data destruction methods and savings or credits to the customer from the downstream ...

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