IAITAM Members Only 2015 ACE
The Spring 2015 ACE in San Diego is only a few weeks away. Have you created your schedule from the list of presenters?
If you haven’t booked your room reservations as of yet, remember the IAITAM block at the Hilton is full and we have a secondary location at the DoubleTree secured for nightly accommodations though the $189 room rate is not guaranteed as we get closer to the event, so book TODAY! Details to book room below:
DOUBLETREE, SAN DIEGO MISSION VALLEY
7450 Hazard Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92109 USA
Web: www.doubletree.com or click here to make reservations online
Room Rate: $189/night for standard room
Government Per Diem must show ID upon check-in
We are in the final stages of accepting proposals for the Fall ACE of 2015 in Dublin, Ireland on September 1st & 2nd, 2015. Please be sure to get your speaker proposals in quickly so that you will be considered on the first round – and remember – speakers get complimentary admittance to the entire event!
For questions or additional information on this or any IAITAM ACE event, reach out to your IAITAM Member Service representative today at email@example.com or call +1.330.628.3012.
Final registration for the Spring ACE is underway.
Hurry or you’ll miss the Only US-based ITAM event of the year!
Register now for the either Spring 2015 ACE in San Diego, April 28- 30, 2015 or Dublin, Ireland on September 1st & 2nd, 2015!
ITAM Road Show – IAITAM is Bringing ITAM to a City Near You!
Registrations for the ITAM Road Shows are filling up! The ITAM Road Shows are a series of 1-day educational sessions at a location near you in 2015! Join IAITAM’s team of asset management experts addressing the issues pertinent to initiating, building and enhancing your organization’s asset management program.
DATES / LOCATIONS
Chicago, IL: May 11th
Little Rock AR: May 13th
Kansas City, KS: May 15th
Hartford, CT: May 18th
Raleigh-Durham, NC: May 20th
Denver, CO: May 22nd
San Jose, CA: May 27th
Austin, TX: May 29th
Chicago, IL: Sept. 21st
Little Rock AR: Sept. 23rd
Kansas City, KS: Sept. 28th
Hartford, CT: Sept. 30th
Raleigh-Durham, NC: Oct. 2nd
Denver, CO: Oct. 5th
San Jose, CA: Oct. 7th
Austin, TX: Oct. 9th
Sample Topics Include:
Look at what’s forthcoming in the Scoop.IT newsletters or the IAITAM mobile app. Download today by searching IAITAM in the App Store or on Google Play. Please submit any topic or speaker suggestions for 2015 to IMUG@iaitam.org.
|April||Live at the IAITAM Spring ACE||Join IAITAM in a rousing game of Jeopardy featuring a guest panel of IAITAM Fellows as they attempt another bid for the IAITAM Jeopardy crown!||Part two of the session includes a special presentation by IAITAM instructors and open forum discussion on today’s trends. If you would like to submit a question for the panel, do so at IMUG@iaitam.org today!|
|May||12th – TBD||19th – Ask the Fellows
Submit your Questions for this session now at IMUG@iaitam.org to have it included in the session
|26th – Guest speaker from License Dashboard|
If you’d like to listen in on past recordings, just visit the IAITAM website to listen in to previous month’s recordings at this webpage (you must first log into the site with your Member ID): Strategic Information for IT Asset Managers
IAITAM Members can register for one or all and participate in none or all monthly. For questions or to suggest a speaker or topic for the IMUGs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Member’s Monthly Article:
The Importance of BYOD Policies
Lessons from Capitol Hill
BYOD is a commonly understood abbreviation for a business practice known by most organizations around the world. Even in an organization where the practice has not been implemented, BYOD costs and benefits have been compared to determine if the practice fits with the organization’s goals.
The US State Department seems to be the exception where no determination was made. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was using her personal email address to conduct State Department work on personal devices. These devices even included a private server. In light of recent events on Capitol Hill and in the media, and without any political bias, there are lessons to be learned from the actions of Mrs. Clinton as well as the State Department. These lessons shine a spot light on BYOD best practices and why they are important.
Lesson 1: BYOD policies and the use of personal devices should be clearly defined by the organization and communicated. It may seem simple to create a clear policy for BYOD policy within an organization, but the importance of that precision cannot be understated. The policy needs to plainly and explicitly detail the role or lack of role for personal devices with organizational data. Policies are the controls to behavior for employees and the language has to reduce the risk of confusion and misunderstanding.
Of course, a well-written policy that no knows about is not going to control employee behavior. Communicating the policy and its importance to the organization are absolutely essential actions.
Lesson 2: Remember why BYOD became a trend in the first place. With end users becoming more comfortable and reliant on technology, they develop preferences that influence how they wish to interact with work data. These preferences ignited organizational executives with the idea of potential savings on technology while increasing end user productivity at the same time by allowing employees to utilize their own technology. The BYOD trend grew based on this set of goals.
However, some implementations have lost the spirit of those goals. For instance, if rules and standards are too limiting, end users will either abandon the idea entirely or find ways around the current BYOD policy. The rules designed to improve data security may actually create a chaotic, uncontrolled environment. The lesson to learn is to ensure that the BYOD program makes it easy for end users to work and access organization data while maintaining data security and integrity.
Lesson 3: Personal and organization data must be kept separate. This final point touches on the single largest concern of end users which is privacy. By allowing their personal devices to become a part of the BYOD program, they relinquish some control over who has access and what they have access to. BYOD strategies that keep personal and organizational data separate protect end user privacy and respect personal data. At the same time, employees can still access and modify or delete any organizational data. This approach generally leads to a higher adoption rate for the BYOD program and ensures that there are fewer instances where noncompliance becomes an issue.
“3 BYOD mistakes Hillary Clinton made, and how your BYOD policy can avoid them,” Bradley, Tony. 13 March, 2015,
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