Knowing what apps and software are on organization-owned devices is a vital part of ITAM, especially if the software adds compliance and data security risks. The IT Asset Manager needs to track what goes on the devices and how the devices are operated. An IT Asset Manager can create policies regarding what types of software and apps are acceptable and unacceptable to download or install. They may also need to create policies on how the organization-owned device should be operated.
The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) is the largest organization providing education, certification and thought leadership to the management of IT as a business. IT Asset Management is the management of hardware, software, mobile and other technology to maximize the value to the organization.