Program Management

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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The Psychology of Business – Is the Answer Right in Front of You?

By Dan Ingouf, IAITAM ITAK V9 I8 The Workplace, and Those Involved The average work group has a plan to achieve goals but frequently, situations pop up and plans go awry in unpredictable ways.  Getting back on track can be difficult especially when you consider that the other people in the same confusing workplace, those with whom you need to ...

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Mobility Plans that Work – Avoiding Mobile “Gotchas” in your Implementation Plan

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM ITAK V9 I7 Mobile devices have been part of organizational communication for some time, but with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, consumer-led mobile device features and the infiltration of mobile access into the organization’s systems and workflows, previous management strategies for these devices are most likely insufficient.  Mobile management is probably inconsistent across the organization ...

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The ITAM Tool Selection Missing Link – The Five Steps of a Process Oriented Perspective

By Chima Okparaeke, CSAM ITAK V9 I7 For the rapid pace of change in the world of IT Asset Management, it is imperative that organizations select a strategic tool that yields expected results.  Many companies are faced with scenarios where they purchase and implement an Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM) tool, yet the returns are unsatisfactory.  In an attempt to ...

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