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UEM vs. ITAM – What’s the Difference?

In 1996, Washington, DC and its surrounding communities were hit with a tremendous snow storm causing businesses to shut down across the entire region. Today, advances in technology allow people to work from almost anywhere, eliminating “snow day” shutdowns for most office workers. Mobility solutio…

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Five Technologies That Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Impact in the Data Center

A data center is typically found in any organization that provides IT services to a business or government organization, IT services to consumers such as retail shopping, online media, and financial services, or IT services to internal employees. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a popular tec…

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13 Requirements to Include When Selecting a Data Center Discovery Scanner

Throughout my career, I have travelled extensively to meet with customers. In preparation for a trip, I pack a bag with my personal belongings and laptop. Unfortunately, throughout the years, I have managed to forget something more often than I should. In most cases when I forget an item, I have to …

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Three Components Required for a Complete IT Asset Management Solution (Part 4 of 4): Lifecycle Management

When a person is accused of a crime, evidence is required to back up the accusation. To protect the person being accused, physical evidence obtained must be protected from anyone who might want to tamper with it in order to change the outcome of a trial. In a court of law, government officials are r…

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Three Components Required for a Complete IT Asset Management Solution (Part 3 of 4): Asset Intelligence

Early in the 1970’s, laws were introduced and adopted to fight organized crime. The RICO Act is well known for bringing down many “crime” organizations. One purpose of the RICO Act was to target individuals who were ordering someone else to commit a crime. With the RICO Act in place, law enforcement…

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Three Components Required for a Complete IT Asset Management Solution (Part 2 of 4): Discovery

Several years ago, I worked with a large organization that wanted to re-evaluate their cell phone policies. They wanted to see if they could re-allocate some of their cell phone budget to another project. To accomplish this, they created four objectives. Identify who has a cell phone Who uses their…

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