Program Management

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 audit, ...

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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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Firing On All Cylinders – Yes, You Can Fast-Track Your ITAM Program While Achieving Your ITAM Support Goals

By G. Balakrishnan & K. Thanumoni, BNY Mellon ITAK V10 I4 This article is aimed at sharing the experiences of the IT Asset Management (ITAM) team at BNY Mellon, where we have successfully fast-tracked all phases of the ITAM lifecycle.  Key milestones achieved include upgrading procurement systems, tracking hardware assets from point-of-entry to end-of-life replacement and secure disposition, managing inventory ...

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SAM in the Federal Government – “Same…but Different!”

By Steven Ligon & Gary Feltz, ICES Inc. ITAK V10 I4 Not a Monolith To listen to the pundits in the media today, one would think that the Federal Government is a monolithic entity, made up of intertwined parts with in-depth knowledge of each other’s actions.  In reality, while it is large and complex, comprised of intertwined agencies and offices ...

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