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What Is IT Asset Management?

Even though ITAM has been around for a long time, there are still some very loose interpretations that claim to define IT asset management (ITAM). But — to be fair — the term asset management has different meanings depending upon the audience. When it comes to IT assets, we are specifically referr

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Security Risk: How Old Software Might Be Hurting Your Organization

Security risk is a major topic of conversation for ITAM Awareness Month. As news of malware and cyber attacks become ubiquitous, companies and Chief Security Officers are challenged to stay ahead of security threats and learn from others who have been impacted by attacks. When we focus on improving

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Influence of DevOps on Agile ITAM/SAM

After many years of implementing ITIL process framework for IT service and support, organizations started to look around for info about what they should be tackling next. Creating an agile support team that could enable business transformation became the goal and this gave rise to Development Operat

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Mistakes Not to Make When Implementing an ITAM/SAM Program – Addressing Governance

[tweetthis twitter_handles="@patriciaadams @LANDESK" display_mode="button_link"]Mistakes Not to Make When Implementing an ITAM/SAM Program[/tweetthis] When it comes to IT and software asset management (ITAM/SAM), or any new IT project, it is critical to ensure that the program is successful the firs

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How Implementing an ITAM/SAM Program Is Like Playing Pokémon GO

Implementing an effective ITAM/SAM program isn’t any more difficult than trying to locate and catch a Snorlax or evolve into a Vileplume in Pokémon GO, though many organizations feel that it is too complex, too difficult and too resource intensive. Additionally, many organizations experience only on

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MEGABYTE Act Recommendations for CIOs (Part 2 of 2)

In MEGABYTE Act Recommendations for CIOs (Part 1 of 2) of this blog series, we looked at the first three of six requirements that the MEGABYTE Act of 2016 recently put into place. We then gave our recommendations for how CIOs can achieve compliance by next year. Here, we'll continue with requirement

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MEGABYTE Act Recommendations for CIOs (Part 1 of 2)

In light of the recent news that the MEGABYTE Act of 2016 was signed into law, we wanted to outline the law's new requirements for CIO agencies, as well as provide our own recommendations for CIOs to achieve compliance by 2017. In this post, we'll take a look at the first three of six requirements.

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