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Do We Need an IT Asset Management Program?
If your organization purchases, deploys, uses, and disposes of IT assets, then you have an ITAM Program. The real question though, is whether it is working to your advantage. Or is it a set of uncoordinated activities that leaves your organization vulnerable on any number of fronts.
Information technology is a critical component of our everyday lives. We can no longer imagine working in a world without compute power and networks to support us. When you think about it, IT has become so pervasive that we take it for granted. We are not only using more “traditional” computers, software, and telecommunications. We use a wide variety of wirelessly connected devices, including devices we bring from home, like tablets and cell phones. And IT is built into the new range of sensor driven devices, ushering in the Internet of Things (IoT) era.
With this proliferation of technology, it is imperative that today’s businesses have a solid IT Asset Management program in place. Yesterday we were only concerned with the spread of licensed software and paying ‘true up” costs to software publishers. Today, we must be concerned about cybersecurity, personal devices accessing corporate data in the workplace, disposing of IT assets without jeopardizing company information, and a host of other concerns which pose a greater risk to the enterprise. After all, the organization’s real asset – information – is accessed by and stored on their IT assets.
With these factors in mind, the International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM), the world’s leading ITAM organization, in cooperation with APMG, will be presenting a series of webinars discussing how a solid IT asset management program can help reduce the risk to your company. The topics to be covered will be:
February 15 – The Why’s and What’s of IT Asset Management (Log in for Playback)
March 15 – ITAM and Cyber Security (Log in for Playback)
April 19 – ITAM and the Internet of Things (Log in for Playback)
May 17 – BYOD: D for Device or D for Disaster? (Log in for Playback)
June 14 – Tools Are Not Enough (Log in for Playback)