Program Management

Six Major Ways to Optimize ITAM – Your Action List for 2014

By Doron Gordon, Samanage ITAK V8 I11 2014 is fast approaching and the time has come to make your New Year’s IT resolutions.  Gartner’s “Top Industries Predicts 2014” stresses that IT management will require some serious rethinking in the coming year, so I’ve compiled a list of a few IT asset management issues to consider. “Last year saw many industry ...

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The ITAM Dream Team – How to Build and Maintain It

By Frank Venezia & Steffani Lomax, Siwel Consulting ITAK V8 I11 At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, the United States national basketball team was made up of top college players – and finished in third place.  This disappointing result spearheaded a movement to allow professionals to compete in the Olympics, which was set into motion for the ...

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Reporting to the CXO – What They Want and What you Need to Give Them

By Patricia Cicala, Cicala & Associates ITAK V8 I11 There are several methodologies to consider when communicating IT Asset Management (ITAM) plans and results to CXOs.  Executives need to be aware of and understand the value that ITAM brings to the organization and to the achievement of CXO goals.  One methodology that is effective and efficient is reporting, which is ...

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The Mobility Roadmap – Managing the Evolution of BYOD in the Enterprise

By Jason Blevins, AirWatch ITAK V8 I10 As the smartphone is now the device of choice for the majority of the consumer market, employee demand for the corporate-deployed, one-type-fits-all device is quickly dwindling.  Employees want to use their device for both the corporate and the personal – reflecting this era’s demands for mobility, simplicity, efficiency, multi-tenancy and customizability.  Nine out ...

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Outsourcing the ITAM Program – Making the Right Decision for Your Organization

By Frank Venezia & Steffani Lomax, Siwel Consulting ITAK V8 I9 Outsourcing, defined as the contracting of a business process to a third party, is becoming increasingly popular in the IT industry.  By outsourcing functions or tasks where they lack some of the necessary skills or expertise, companies are able to focus and perform well in their core competencies. There ...

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Transitioning to an Outsourced Datacenter – Asking the Right Questions

By Jean Friestad, Asset Administrator ITAK V8 I9 The company I currently work for, ABC Insurance, outsourced their datacenter to XYZ Computers roughly two years ago.  (Names changed to protect the innocent . . . and the guilty!) Ask:  Have you accounted for all the servers?  The ABC Insurance server department keeps a strictly monitored list of servers.  When your ...

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