You may have noticed one or two changes to how we live and work over the past couple of years. Back in the days when a case of Corona came with a bag of limes, many businesses already recognised IT Asset Management as a critical executive imperative, with 37% of ITAM departments reporting directly to the board level. Two years later, with remote and flex work now the norm, the imperative to accurately track, collate and analyse data relating to IT assets has exploded.
Why is IT Asset Management Important?
Wherever you work and whatever your role, IT plays an integral part in your daily life. It therefore comes as no surprise that managing IT assets is a crucial function for any business – large or small. Put simply; a robust ITAM structure will provide you with vastly improved visibility over what you have, where it’s located, how it’s configured and who is using it for what.
The benefits of maintaining robust IT Management practices are manifold:
• Reduced costs by eliminating unused or redundant software, subscriptions and infrastructure.
• Enhanced Information security.
• Improved software license compliance.
• Better business decision making through clear, trustworthy, up-to-date data.
• Superior risk management across various functions, including; financial, operational, regulatory and others.
What is ISO-19770?
At the core of any reliable IT Asset Management system is trustworthy data. Without it, organisations are, at best, making decisions based on outdated or inaccurate information. ISO-19770 is an international standard that aims to assist in reducing IT associated risks and costs and enabling better decision making based on accurate data.
All industry standards rely on peak bodies and individual companies to drive implementation and compliance. Until recently, our industry lacked such coordinated direction. All that changed in 2020 with the establishment of the ITAM Forum.
What is the ITAM Forum?
The ITAM Forum was established in 2020 with a mission to promote best practices within the ITAM industry. A critical pillar of this mission is the establishment of the world’s first certification scheme for ISO-19770. Through this initiative, the ITAM Forum is helping IT Asset Management professionals measure their conformity with the Standard consistently and uniformly and thus raise the profile of ITAM within their organisations.
AirTrack Is Now a Patron of the ITAM Forum. Here’s Why:
We are proud to announce that we are now a Patron of the ITAM Forum. We’ve thrown our support behind this organisation due to our shared belief that ISO-19770 certification is the surest way to help organisations achieve better IT Asset Management and raise the consciousness of ITAM as an integral part of any company’s operational strategy.
The ISO standard focuses on the importance of Trustworthy Data, which is central to AirTrack’s ethos. AirTrack helps businesses worldwide to identify gaps across all their technology asset management platforms by generating Complete, Current and Correct data. However, the true power of the AirTrack solution is that we don’t just find problems – we also identify appropriate remediation activities and put the power in your hands to track them to completion.
AirTrack is excited to be a part of the ITAM Forum and help spread the message about the importance of the ISO Standard for IT Asset Management. Contact us today to find out more about this and how AirTrack can assist your organisation on its journey towards better IT Asset management.