Do You Have Critical Business Systems Running Under People’s Desks?

During the late 90’s and early 2000’s, it wasn’t uncommon for IT staff (and even some business users) to have essential business systems running on servers sitting in their cubicles and/or under their desks. In some cases, data center space wasn’t available, and in other cases, some employees blatantly eschewed company IT policies. While the [...]

Why You Can’t – and Shouldn’t – Spell “GDPR” without “ITAM”

In case you missed it, the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, went into effect on May 25 2018. You should care about it and address it, accordingly, starting now (if you haven’t already). The good news: Your IT asset management (ITAM) efforts can ease and speed GDPR compliance. Even better, those compliance efforts can [...]

When Patients’ Lives Are on the Line, a Guess Isn’t Good Enough

An IT system outage in most companies is frustrating and it may be disruptive. At healthcare companies, however, where the lives and well-being of patients are on the line with every procedure and every action your staff takes, system outages can become life or death situations very quickly. For the IT staff that support healthcare [...]

Drive Better Decisions with IT Asset Management

Companies expect their IT departments to provide a set of systems and services to enable business agility, ensure robust user experiences and manage technology risk for their organization. That is a tall order, especially for a function that is also under intense pressure to manage (lower) operational costs.  For IT leaders, the completeness and accuracy [...]

Systems Administrator Day Is Coming – Give Them What They Really Want and Need

July 27th is the 19th annual International Systems Administrator Appreciation Day (SysAdmin Day). Your system administrators (and your entire IT department) are the team of dedicated professionals that keep your company’s infrastructure and applications operating, your data secure and your business processes active, stable and productive. On this special day, take some time to show [...]

Three Layers of Dependencies in Your IT Environment

Without a doubt, IT environments are complex. With cloud services, 3rd party components and employees bringing their own devices (BYOD) to work, it can be sometimes difficult to determine what you have, where they are located and how the different pieces of your IT puzzle fit together. With digitally enabled business processes and users relying [...]

Discovering assets after a merger or acquisition

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are a common part of the business environment and can be an effective means of growing your company’s products, services, customer base and market footprint.  Unfortunately, mergers and acquisitions can also be a real headache for your IT staff.  When two companies come together, they typically have two independent IT environments [...]

Discover Underutilized Technology Assets in Your IT Environment

IT organizations spend plenty of money each year deploying and maintaining technology assets – from the centralized servers and network devices to the desktop and laptop devices for end-users. With shrinking profit margins and increasing competition in the marketplace, company leaders are increasingly looking to CIOs and IT leaders to improve the efficiency of technology [...]

Connect the Dots – Relationship Mapping to Drive Asset Management Insights

Modern companies depend on technology to enable them to compete and to function. Managing complex IT environments cost-effectively to ensure business users receive the capabilities they need to be successful can be challenging. IT leaders rely on information from their asset management systems to provide a clear picture of their assets, their use and how [...]