ITAM University: The Provance ITAM Blog

The Provance ITAM Blog will provide you with expert advice, insights and opinions in regard to IT Asset Management, Hardware Asset Management, Software Asset Management, Software Licence Compliance, Microsoft and Microsoft System Center.  

Selecting a Tool to Support Your IT Asset Management Processes

 An excerpt from the complimentary first issue of the IT asset management information series sponsored by Provance and featuring research from Gartner® Successful IT asset management programs are supported by effective tools. An effective tool is characterized by its ability to manage financial, contractual and physical data, integrate with adjacent IT ...Read More »

Three Data Practices to Keep Your CMDB Clean and Lean

 Your IT service management and IT asset management functions are only as good as the information supporting them. Comprehensive, accurate and up to date data properly maintained in a Configuration Management Database (CMDB) is essential to support these important IT management functions.One of the most powerful features of Microsoft ...Read More »

How to Fund and Equip Your IT Asset Management Program

 It’s a common lament. You’re the IT asset management champion in your organization, and you find yourself frustrated trying to get a new IT asset management program off the ground, or getting badly needed funding and resourcing for your current program.Or maybe your program is funded and you need ...Read More »

Don't confuse IT Asset Management and Configuration Management

 With the growing popularity of IT management solutions that take advantage of the combined benefits of IT Service Management and IT Asset Management (see this white paper), there is also increasing confusion between IT asset management and configuration management.This confusion is perhaps compounded when IT asset management functionality is delivered ...Read More »

“SCU-Tube” Service Manager Videos

 Last month at System Center Universe 2014 in Houston, I was joined by Christian Booth from Microsoft for two presentations about Microsoft System Center 2012, with particular emphasis on Service Manager.If you weren’t able to attend or missed either of our sessions, recordings of the two presentations are now ...Read More »