Asset Management vs. Configuration Management: Mastering the Difference

Masters of asset management and configuration management appear to travel in different circles, with different processes to manage their practice, even speaking a different language. But configuration items (CI) are still assets and assets are; thus configured – right? In many cases, yes. So, what’s the difference and why are they managed as if they’re [...]

Effective Inventory Management: Your Best Defense Against Your Next IT Audit

IT audits. Whether requested or required to true up software licenses, update and reconcile asset inventories, assess cyber security, or comply with regulatory requirements, IT audits are as essential as they are dreaded. Herewith, some thoughts on audits and how to make them less onerous. IT Audits: Known Knowns, Known Unknowns, and Unknown Unknowns You [...]