It wasn’t too long ago when business planners gave little or no consideration to things like LAN connections, wifi, internet speed, computers, printers, smart phones and all of the other Information Technology equipment that we have come to accept as mandatory for normal daily business operations.
Starting May 25, 2018, the General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR) transformed the way European Union organizations manage their users’ personal information. The regulation protects private data such as names, emails, and addresses, and determines how that data is processed, used, and distributed.
On February 11, 2019, the President of the United States signed an executive order to create the American AI Initiative. The purpose is to utilize federal funds to support the research and commercialization of artificial intelligence.
Earlier in the month of January, Netflix released an interactive movie titled Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. It was a compelling and ground-breaking experience due to its interactive nature.
Mature IT Asset Management programs distinguish themselves from novices by evolving alongside the technologies they manage. The relatively recent 3D printer is one technology that is evolving with the announcement of the new “Replicator.”
IT Asset Management is ubiquitous in every industry, including charitable organizations like the American Red Cross. The Red Cross organizes blood drives, certifies students in CPR, installs smoke alarms, and provides disaster relief among other services.