IT Asset Management

Forecasting Intelligence: Transforming IT Asset Management Into Business-Critical Insights
Josh Mayfield
Forecasting Intelligence: Transforming IT Asset Management Into Business-Critical Insights

There is a growing opportunity for IT teams to improve the standing of their IT asset management (ITAM) programs. If done properly, ITAM is really the beginning of any evidence-based decision process. “That which is asserted without evidence, may be dismissed without evidence.” – Christopher Hitchens Interestingly, within all other aspects of life, we recognize that evidence is often needed to make a compelling argument stick. Every single metric tracked...

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Reinforce Learning with Summer Device Programs
Absolute Safe Schools
Reinforce Learning with Summer Device Programs

Earlier this month, I wrote about how an end-of-year device collection policy may be an unnecessary drain on IT resources. With the support of endpoint tools, districts can perform remote device maintenance, keep track of device inventory and automatically enforce compliance with student privacy regulations such as the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). With these tools in place, it also becomes possible to support a year-round 1:1 program that...

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What is Your K12 Device Policy for Summer Vacation?
Absolute Safe Schools
What is Your K12 Device Policy for Summer Vacation?

As we approach school summer vacation, K12 school districts are preparing for end-of-year device support. For some school districts, this involves collecting, inventorying and checking over devices as they come in and are stored over the summer. For others, this involves creating a more comprehensive device management strategy to support the continued use of devices to support learning in the summer months. End-of-year device collection: Is it necessary? For...

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Technology Education is a Community Effort
Absolute Safe Schools
Technology Education is a Community Effort

As educators help shape our leaders of tomorrow, they rely on technology platforms to provide students with the skills they need for success. Recent data demonstrates that technology has the potential to boost student learning and test scores but technology fluency is only one piece of the puzzle. Perhaps equally as important is the notion that today’s educators have the opportunity to teach good digital citizenship, in order to instill long-term...

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5 Ways to Improve Insider Threat Prevention
Absolute Security
5 Ways to Improve Insider Threat Prevention

If you browsed the latest security headlines, you’d probably think the majority of data breaches were related to hackers, political activists, malware or phishing. While the latter two hint at it, the truth is that nearly half of all data breaches can be traced back to insiders in some capacity. While we recently examined the rising of the politically motivated insider, the truth is that most incidents are traced back to employees...

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