Developing an IT asset management program is no small task. It requires a significant amount of investment, time and dedication, so some organizations may be intimidated to begin or have trouble getting funding from management. Here we will provide a short outline of the top five ways to justify an investment in ITAM and see ROI. … Continue reading How to Justify Your IT Asset Management (ITAM) Investment
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ITAM is an acronym for IT Asset Management. It represents a framework for the governance and operation of an organization which includes a set of best practices and processes for managing IT assets. Here are two common descriptions of ITAM… From Gartner: “IT asset management (ITAM) provides an accurate account of technology asset lifecycle costs and … Continue reading Back to Basics: What is IT Asset Management (ITAM)?
On March 30th, Vector Networks will be partnering with Sherry Irwin to bring you “SAM: Beyond Compliance”. SAM is compliance, right? This webinar will dispel the myth that Software Asset Management is solely compliance. As an introduction, the webinar will provide an introduction and overview to Software Asset Management and how it fits within the … Continue reading Webinar: SAM Beyond Compliance
As we know well, a number of possible fates await an IT asset after it is no longer required by its owner. Each of these involve IT asset management processes like recycling, re-purposing and reusing. These ITAM processes can get confusing and lose distinction between one another, so today we are going to focus on the … Continue reading Tips for Managing IT Asset Reuse
When implementing an ITAM program, it is good practice to formalize a process for managing related documentation. What does this entail, and why should you bother? Owning IT assets comes with some important paperwork and while many focus on the management process around the asset (which they should), related documentation should not be overlooked. Examples … Continue reading Best Practices for Managing IT Asset Documentation
There are some important aspects to the IT and software asset management processes related to the on-boarding of new employees’ and specific temporary users such as interns. When a new employee is hired, access to accounts and assets required for his or her role should be fulfilled as quickly as possible. The provisioning of user … Continue reading Top 4 Tips for Provisioning User Accounts & Assets
For any effective IT asset management program in an organization, the procurement and IT management departments must work together to comprehensively manage and distribute IT assets. IT asset management involves various stages, from request and purchasing to deployment and retirement, and IT asset managers must be involved from the very beginning, which means collaborating with procurement … Continue reading Why Procurement Must Work with IT and Software Asset Management
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM or ConfigMgr to friends) is widely used by organizations to collect inventory data about their hardware and software assets. However, for organizations requiring complete IT asset lifecycle management, standard SCCM functionality is insufficient. SCCM is a goldmine of IT inventory and configuration data, but utilizing it for asset management … Continue reading 4 IT Asset Management “Best Practices” for Extending Microsoft SCCM