Changes to the IBM PPA - Understanding Your Risks By Michael Cleary On Sept 1, 2014, IBM sent out a letter to its software customers about the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement (PPA). Its purpose was to notify these customers about the recent changes made to its agreement governing IBM’s software licenses.
Unravelling the Minefield of End of Life IT Equipment By Andy Warner The average cost of a corporate data breach is now estimated to be $4 million¹. Many people focus their concern on the potential fines; however, the largest impact comes from the cost of cleaning up after a data breach and
An Inside Job: Employee Espionage and Negligence By Dan Ingouf Electronic information theft has been on the rise for some time. Whether the theft is focused on healthcare facilities, major department stores, banks, or even hardware stores (does a recent Home Depot e-payment theft come to mind?); the fact remains that in
Millions of Americans may have fallen in love with the Pokémon Go mobile gaming app, but those fans do not include the corporate professionals who deal with Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM) designed to keep phones, tablets, and other devices secure in the workplace. Today, IAITAM called on corporations to ban the installation and use of Pokémon Go on devices with direct access to sensitive corporate information and accounts.
The Risks of Evergreen IT By Jan Hachenberger Who doesn’t like Green? As a gardener, you prefer healthy plants, typically indicated by a lush green color of their leaves. In areas with cold or dry season, some plants have adapted to the climate and shed their leaves. Before this happens the leaves
IT Asset Management as a Foundation for Service Management By John Sorensen IT asset management is one of the IT processes that are tightly integrated with business processes like procurement, accounts payable, (goods) receiving, contract and vendor management, etc. IT asset management is also the entry point in order to facilitate business
EU-US Privacy Shield and The GDPR - How This Will Impact IT Asset Managers By IAITAM On June 12th, 2016, the EU-US Privacy Shield was approved by the Court of Justice for the European Commission (CJEU) and will be voted on by the Article 29 Working Party on July 25th for final