IT Asset Management

Weighing Privacy with Security Under GDPR
Mark McGlenn
Weighing Privacy with Security Under GDPR

Weighing privacy and security has long been a delicate balancing act. With the adoption of GDPR this year, the scales have again shifted and the stakes for failing to get it right are dramatically higher. This is especially true as other similar data protection mandates continue to evolve around the globe like PIPEDA in Canada and new regulations being debated in Australia, Brazil and just about every state in...

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The Great Crunch: IT’s Role in Healthcare Consolidation
Josh Mayfield
The Great Crunch: IT’s Role in Healthcare Consolidation

I don’t possess the requisite wisdom and foresight of someone like Toby Cosgrove, MD and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, who predicts that by the year 2050, there will only be 50 healthcare providers in the United States. Still, when you scan the headlines, you can’t help but see a seemingly unending parade of mergers and acquisitions. Why? For starters, during the 1980s there was an explosion of group benefits...

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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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