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.  

Quick Wins with IT Asset Management

As a follow up to a great blog post by Gord Watts, entitled How to Fund and Equip Your IT Asset Management Program, I wanted to point out some outcome oriented case studies from a few of our many customersLet me walk you through four examples taken from recent ...Read More »

Which Provance solution is best for you?

 Provance now offers a choice of IT asset management solutions for Microsoft® System Center designed to satisfy a wide variety of different demands. For every budget, and for requirements ranging from simple to extreme, there is a Provance solution that’s suited to your specific needs.There are currently two available ...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 »