Program Management

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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A Kick-Start for ITAM – Practical Tips for Implementation

By Damon Mulligan, Cireson As an Asset Management consultant at Cireson, I see many different aspects of companies and how each approaches daily business and processes.   For many of the companies that I work with, the start of any type of asset management program usually begins with a tool that has been purchased.  Normally, this purchase occurred after some ...

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The Roles of Governance and Management – Positioning ITAM to Support the Business

By Rodney Penny, HCSC ITAK V10 I4 The maturity and permanency of any organization’s IT Asset Management (ITAM) program is highly dependent upon how well it is governed and managed.  Where proper governance is in place, the ITAM program will mature and ultimately provide the organization with immense business value; in other words, the ITAM program will mature to the ...

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The Reward of Self-Service Audits – Employees with ITAM Self-Service Capabilities offer Advantages

By Nitin Khatri, Etelesolv ITAK V10 I4 80% of the IT Budget is Invisible With the passage of time, a number of estimates and surveys are converging on a rather alarming reality:  the majority of IT spending in modern organizations is invisible to CIOs and IT managers tasked with managing and supporting technological devices and solutions.  In fact, as much ...

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