Program Management

IT Asset Management as a Foundation for Service Management

IT asset management is one of the IT processes that are tightly integrated with business processes like procurement, accounts payable, (goods) receiving, contract and vendor management, etc. IT asset management is also the entry point in order to facilitate business outcomes through the use of IT resources. Therefore if proper IT asset management processes had been in place from day ...

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The IAITAM Practitioner Survey Results for 2016 – Lean Toward Ongoing Value

The IAITAM Practitioner Survey Results for 2016 Lean Toward Ongoing Value As IT Asset Management (ITAM) professionals, we want to know how the ITAM program at the organization we work for stacks up against other organizations.  With information on the similarities with other organizations, we find validation in the strengths and comfort in the common weaknesses of our organization’s ITAM ...

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Where Are the Cost Savings? – IT Asset Management

Even with IT spend projected to grow in 2016 and continue to increase over the next several years1, pressure on organizations to reduce operational costs has never been greater. As a result, many businesses have turned to managing their hardware and software assets. But where can organizations truly achieve savings from an IT asset management (ITAM) perspective? Many enterprises have ...

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SAM – More than License Compliance & Management

There is continued, perhaps increasing, confusion in the industry as to the discipline of software asset management (SAM0 and its subsets software license management (SLM) and software license compliance (SLC). Examples include: Statements in public forums such as LinkedIn. For example: Software license optimization is SAM, stop over-complicating things. SAM is about and for license compliance Job postings for ITAM ...

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Why Digital Transformation makes ITAM more important than ever

Digital transformation is not just hype. Across every sector, a revolution is happening. Long established companies are finding their long-term business models disrupted by new upstarts and new practices, and the results have been dramatic. In the three months to June 2015, Uber overtook traditional taxis as the USA’s most expensed form of ground transportation. AirBnB is less than a ...

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Outcome based Software Asset Management

Why would the Dalai Lama travel 8000 miles to a small city in Minnesota for healthcare when many internationally renowned hospitals were available in India, Europe, or Asia? Many of the largest global cities have great hospitals, but Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota continues to draw Presidents, Premiers, Kings, movies stars, and professional athletes from all over the world for ...

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Unsubsidized Mobile Devices Impact IT Asset Managers

The move to mobile is in full swing for both consumers and enterprises. Nearly 2.45 billion smartphones were shipped in 2015 alone, and according to IDC forecasts, this number will only continue to grow at a CAGR of 8.5 percent. The mass amounts of smartphones put into production each year means more variety and a shorter lifespan. As the market ...

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Shining Light on Shadow IT

Shadow IT is sliding organizations back into IT financial and contractual chaos and has the potential to slow the organization’s productive use of new strategies.  IT was undoubtedly slow to move at the cloud’s pace at first, but after six years, that should not be the case.  Confusion is also not a natural consequence of the organization using resources outside ...

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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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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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