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So Many IT Assets to Manage, So Little Time

Posted by InvGate on October 15, 2020 at 10:41 AM
Have you ever stopped to think about the breadth or scope of IT asset management (ITAM)? You might already know that it’s an IT management and IT service management (ITSM) capability that helps your organization to maximize value, control costs, manage risks, support decision making, and meet regulatory requirements. But have you ever stopped to think about the range of IT assets that fall under the ITAM practices’ purview? 
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Topics: software asset management, IT Asset Management

How to Persuade Management to Support Your ITAM Initiative

Posted by InvGate on December 5, 2019 at 9:05 AM
IT asset management (ITAM) is a key organizational capability for any organization in meeting its legal, regulatory, and financial obligations. From software license compliance to the effective financial stewardship related to IT asset spend. This said, it can be difficult to get senior executive backing for any new ITAM initiative and the related spend. To help, this blog looks at three key ways to get your management team to support and actively champion ITAM.
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Topics: IT Asset Management

It’s Time to Get Your ITAM On – Here’s How

Posted by InvGate on June 19, 2019 at 4:50 PM
IT asset management (ITAM) is the capability, or set of processes, that can really help your organization to get a better handle on what IT assets have been installed in, or are used by, your business. Done well it can save you money, decrease request fulfillment times, drive efficiency, and mitigate risk. It can also be the difference between meeting your legal and regulatory requirements and audit failures, fines, and all manner of bad stuff that non-compliance brings with it. However, sometimes getting a handle on the possibilities, and needs, of ITAM can seem daunting. So, here are five quick tips for getting started – it’s time to get your ITAM on.  
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Topics: software asset management, IT Asset Management, InvGate Assets

5 Benefits of Integrating your Help Desk with an ITAM Solution

Posted by Sabrina Pagnotta on April 10, 2019 at 1:44 PM
It seems nowadays everything revolves around improving customer experience, and that is good news! You might have started your own quest to deliver a better service, perhaps implementing a ticketing system, a knowledge base for self-service, chatbots, customer satisfaction measurements, and all other sorts of solutions. But, have you also considered adding IT assets to the equation?
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Topics: IT Asset Management, InvGate Products, ITAM, InvGate Service Desk, InvGate Assets

Feature Spotlight: InvGate Service Desk FileWave Integration

Posted by Sabrina Pagnotta on August 15, 2018 at 3:18 PM
IT service management (ITSM) and  IT Asset Management (ITAM) can definitely deliver greater business value if they are brought together. At InvGate, we realized the power of this alliance a while ago, when we started offering integrations as a way to let our customers gain better insight into their processes. It all started with integrating our two flagship solutions, InvGate Service Desk and InvGate Assets; then, we moved on to offer our SCCM integration, and now we’re introducing the new FileWave integration.
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Topics: Asset Management Software, software asset management, IT Asset Management, Integrations, Request Management, FileWave

Feature Spotlight: InvGate Service Desk SCCM Integration

Posted by Sabrina Pagnotta on May 9, 2018 at 9:31 AM
If you use InvGate Service Desk, you might have come across a request that was reporting an incident, service request, or change request related to an asset. Say for example, “My desktop PC is not working”, or “I need VPN access on my Lenovo laptop”. Most of the time, the assigned agent will do some research to identify the device in question, but what if it wasn’t necessary because that device is directly linked to the request? What if the agent could see its details  right there on the request and have a faster way to help the customer?
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Topics: Service Desk, IT Asset Management, Integrations, SCCM

ITAM 101: 5 Tips for Winning Through Better Collaboration

Posted by InvGate on April 5, 2018 at 10:06 AM
“Collaboration” might seem an overused management buzzword in IT right now, but there’s a reason why – we will often need to work together, across team and even line-of-business boundaries, to deliver better business outcomes. And IT asset management (ITAM) is definitely an area that will be hugely influenced, in success terms, by the level of effective collaboration involved. To help with your ITAM initiative (or program), this blog offers up five tips for leveraging collaboration when starting out or improving your management of IT assets.
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Topics: IT Asset Management

ITAM 101: 7 Top Tips for Managing Software Audits

Posted by InvGate on February 7, 2018 at 11:53 AM
Dealing with a software vendor audit can be time consuming, stressful, and costly exercise. Preparation is key, as is having formal software audit practices and underlying  IT asset management (ITAM) and software asset management (SAM) processes in place. This blog offers some practical guidelines on how to manage a software audit situation without panicking, hiding under your desk, or running screaming from the building. 
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Topics: IT Asset Management, Software Audits, ITAM

ITAM 101: Getting Started with IT Asset Management

Posted by InvGate on July 19, 2017 at 12:13 PM
Following on from our previous blogs in our ITAM 101 series, we’re at a point where – now we understand the IT asset management (ITAM) basics and have our business case in order – we can get started with our ITAM project (notwithstanding the ITAM quick wins covered in my first blog).
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Topics: IT Asset Management

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