Tag Archive - IT asset management

How an IT Inventory Exposes Unprotected Systems, Shows What is Out of Date, Supports Proper Hardware and Software Planning, and Helps you Survive a Software Audit


We old timers remember the emergence of the PC as an IT force. In mainframe dominated organizations, PCs were snuck in, put surreptitiously to work, and then proved themselves more than worthy.

Today, IT itself deploys myriad devices ― so much so they have a hard time keeping track of their own handiwork. And end users and departments are still bringing in their own machines and applications. This has long gone on but in recent years has come to be called Stealth or Shadow IT.

Meanwhile, the average end user has multiple devices: PC, tablet, smartphone, etc. And they are increasingly adept at finding and using new applications.

All this adds up to a major management headache and security threat. IT must get their arms around this problem if they are to provide a safe and effective computing environment.
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How to Manage Change for Success: 7 Principles for MSPs


There is constant pressure on Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to continually respond and evolve their offerings to ensure they remain competitive. Caught in an ever changing IT landscape with new service providers and the inexorable migration to SaaS, an MSP’s offerings need to continually evolve and new service offerings added, to remain relevant to their customers’ needs.

In such a volatile and rapidly evolving market, it can be difficult for organisations to plan and communicate changes effectively to their staff.  For any change, be it organization-wide or smaller business groups, it is critical to success to ensure staff understand what the business is intending to ultimately achieve, and that they buy in and support the change. Planning an organisation-wide, large-scale change can be quite daunting with its potential impact on the organization, especially on how to juggle multiple priorities not only daily but long-term strategically; so the larger the change, the more critical it is that the change is successful. Continue Reading…

7 Capabilities Your IT Asset Management Software Should Provide

Are you one of those IT administrators that is trying to manage a constantly growing inventory of all types of devices, software and network infrastructures via an IT staff that isn’t growing, possibly even shrinking? Well, it’s virtually impossible to administer this complex, always evolving environment without IT asset management software and reporting automation. Here are the capabilities your IT asset management software should provide:

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Automated and Centralized IT Asset Management

Automation of IT asset management  A consolidated and centralized approach to IT asset management  is crucial for effectively managing computers, software and non-computer assets. The criticality of software compliance, the desire to implement industry best practices such as ITIL, and the need to track resources from purchase to retirement are driving automation of IT asset management.

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Automated IT Asset Management, Inventory and Reporting


web-based asset management for educational IT

If you’re an IT administrator in an educational organization, you have to manage an ever growing plethora of IT stuff without enough IT staff.  Budget constraints and board requirements impede your ability to grow your staff. The expansion of 1:1 computing in education is a noble initiative, but it guarantees a continued expansion of your IT asset management base.

To respond in a timely manner and effectively manage this growing environment, you need comprehensive IT asset management software and hardware inventories of servers, workstations, mobile devices and applications on the network. This task increases in difficulty as the network expands beyond the walls of your educational organization to multiple remote locations. This environment is virtually impossible to administer without IT asset management and reporting automation.

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