Standards & Best Practices

IT Asset Management in the Digital age


The importance of  getting in control of your IT Assets has never been bigger than now in this digital age, IT Assets becomes more of a Business Asset than "just" an Accounting Asset and the importance of getting in control of these Assets are increasingly becomming critical for the business.

Over the last few years control of the software lifecycle, more precisely SAM, has been an area of focus because of increased audit activities from the software vendors. But as Operational Technology (OT) and IoT finds it way to all corners of the organizations ITAM becomes "a need to have" discipline rather than a "nice to have" discipline.

ITAMOrg addresses the challenges within controlling the IT Asset from 4 different perspectives; Software, Hardware, Cloud & Services and People & Information (privacy, data and security).

As much as these areas are tightly integrated and interdependent there's a need to have these perspectives in mind also, but at the same time make sure that the requirements from the business and other stakeholders are met as a top priority.

Best Practices - IT Service Management, ITIL* & ITIL 4*
ITAMOrg wants to promote IT Asset Management as a discipline in it's own right but at the same time also part of a wider competency framework. IT Service Management (ITSM) is a closely tied best practice area. The ITAMOrg philosophy is to build on the most widespread process framework in the world and take advantage of the industry wide adoption of it. The latest release of the ITIL* framework - ITIL 4* includes an "ITAM practice". ITAMOrg supports and is engaged in the development of this practice and new approach and fully support this. The 2020 update of the SAMS course supports ITIL 4.

International Standardisation Organization - ISO
ITAM is the foundation to enable mature governance disciplines and risk assessment in many areas, including security, IT Service, Procurement & Supply Chain. Much effort is made, also within ISO, to tie disciplines and secure business benefits across silos and diverse units in the organizations. The illustration below shows how different ISO standards tie into the ITAM landscape.
ITAMOrg supports the development and promotion of standards in general, and as a liason C member of the Working Group 21 that is responsible for development of the ITAM stanard ISO 19770. The WG is maintaining an informational site on ITAM standards development here>>  Updates on the published standards can be achieved from the ISO site>>>

 

ITIL® - "ITIL 4® is a (registered) Trade Mark of AXELOS Limited. All rights reserved."

If you wish to check out the latest development on ISO standards a good source of information is to make a search for "ISO" on the ITAM Channel.

You may also enjoy the ressources you can access via the links below:


ITAMOrg: ITAM Foundation workbook

Tagvault: ISO SAM standard talking points

BSA: Navigating the Cloud. Why Software Asset Management is more important than ever


 

 

 

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- See more at: http://www.itamorg.com/content/united-kingdom-republic-ireland-uki#sthas...

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Kennington Road

London SE11 6SS, UK

- See more at: http://www.itamorg.com/content/united-kingdom-republic-ireland-uki#sthas...