Program Management

Success and Profit from Business Process Automation – How BPA Can Work for ITAM

By Nitin Khatri, Etelesolv ITAK V9 I11 What is BPA?   Business process automation (BPA) can be defined as the use of advanced technologies to automate complex business functions and procedures beyond basic record-keeping activities and low-level data manipulation.  Although BPA can obviously be applied toward the completion of menial support tasks, the true value of BPA lies in its ...

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The Inevitable March to the Cloud – Should We Continue to Track Traditional Software Licenses?

By Andrew Rohrbough, SIMITAR ITAK V9 I11 The cloud has become the hot topic in information technology today.  Although the cloud brings the promise of certain efficiencies, the reality is that most organizations have already made a substantial investment in their on-premises IT infrastructure. This existing investment will cause a more gradual shift to the cloud.  If the prior investment ...

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IAITAM’s 2014 Practitioner Survey

By IAITAM ITAK V9 I10 Overview Surveys are frequently used to gather feedback about trends and practices.  For instance, IAITAM best practices for Vendor Management include surveys to gather feedback about the vendor relationship from all of the resources within the organization that work with that vendor.  The results are populated into a score card and delivered as feedback to ...

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SMART Machine and Application Technologies – Will ITAM be Early Adopters or Laggards?

By Chima Okparaeke, CSAM ITAK V9 I10 Introduction Today, big data, cloud and mobile computing are emerging technologies that have stirred up new concepts, opportunities and challenges.   In the near future, technology will again experience a massive tsunami- type disruption that will transform how businesses, people and processes operate.  This disruption will be the introduction of more complex machines and ...

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SAM is more than Compliance – Don’t Miss Out on the Full Scope of Possibilities from SAM Solutions

By Jelle Wijndelts, Snow Software ITAK V9 I10 In the past, the motivation for adopting a software asset management (SAM) solution was often compliance. This has now largely changed as more organizations are waking up to the idea that SAM intelligence has a much greater commercial value.  This sentiment was evident from the findings of a recent poll of customers ...

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Important HIPAA Updates – Omnibus Rule Compliance, Enforcement Updates and Risk Assessment Tool

By Matthew MacLean, Cascade Asset Management, LLC ITAK V9 I9 September brings the final compliance date for the HIPAA Omnibus Rule (Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules, Jan. 25, 2013).  HIPAA-covered entities must bring every Business Associate Agreement (BAA) into compliance with the Omnibus Rules by September 22, 2014.  This means even the BAAs that ...

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High Expectations for On-the-Job Mobile Services – Deploying an Enterprise Solution for a Consumer Sharing Workforce

By Kevin Kiley, AirWatch ITAK V9 I9 An increasingly mobile workforce has created a pressing need for electronic access to all enterprise content.  In another move toward the consumerization of IT, today’s tech-savvy workers have responded by turning to cloud-based, consumer file sync and share services.  According to a recent Forrester survey, 21 percent of global information workers already use ...

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Leveraging ITIL Service Strategy for Mobility – Make Mobile Apps into Strategic Assets

By Chima Okparaeke, CSAM ITAK V9 I9 Introduction The world we live in today is rapidly evolving, with innovative technology trends that help us do more:  faster, easier, and efficiently.  As new mobile technologies emerge, it is important for organizations to understand how these tools fit into the overall service strategy of project deliverables or organizational capabilities.  The direction of mobile ...

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The State of the ITAM Program – Survey Results Captures Scope and Maturity

By IAITAM ITAK V9 I8 Survey Results on the State of ITAM Data on the size and scope of the IT Asset Management (ITAM) program within organizations has been difficult to capture because of the lack of common organizational structure and titles.  This variability is no problem for the International Association of IT Asset Management, Inc. (IAITAM).  IAITAM is in ...

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