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SaaS Sprawl: Detecting And Managing The Proliferation of SaaS Apps

The Software as a Service (SaaS) sprawl is a major component of shadow IT. Left unchecked, it can cause duplication, confusion, rework, and risks to your organization's security and compliance obligations. A recent study by Gartner predicts that over 65% of spending on application software by 2025 will be for SaaS services. So, it’s particularly important to learn how to avoid the proliferation of these apps escaping your control.

How to Automate IBM Warranty Lookup For Laptops

Hardware warranty checks are very simple since vendors typically offer a way to recognize the device and verify it on their website automatically – that is, if you only have one warranty to review. If, let’s say, you need to run an IBM warranty lookup for a bunch of laptops, the process becomes complex and time-consuming. You’d have to turn on each computer, browse the vendor’s website, and then copy that information to add it manually to your IT inventory.

How to Handle Software Renewals - And Save Money in The Process

Keeping track of software renewals is a must-do for any business that is dedicated to IT Service Management (ITAM) or IT support in general. It's all about making sure you keep using your software licenses legally after they expire. But it's not always a walk in the park; Software License Management can be overwhelming and time-consuming, particularly as most organizations are juggling with many installations, each with their own dates, terms, and conditions.

10 Best IT Audit Software Options For 2024

Most organizations (if not all) have needs related to IT audits to stay protected and compliant with industry standards. As a result, they can benefit from fit-for-purpose IT audit software. These tools automate the auditing process, streamlining data collection, analysis, and reporting, thereby increasing efficiency and accuracy while reducing manual effort and human error.

SOP Example: How to Build an Asset Management SOP

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are a great way to standardize your workflow process and make the end-user experience more cohesive. Here, we decided to provide you with an SOP example for ITAM so that you can streamline your ITAM strategy and monitor your IT assets throughout their lifecycle. An IT Asset Management SOP helps you: See how to create standard operating procedures for your ITAM processes in this video!

The Complete Guide to IT Procurement

Every successful IT strategy begins with IT procurement. You can't manage IT assets within an organization without purchasing them first, and this process involves a set of well-designed steps. The activities involved here are part of the broader framework of IT Financial Management (ITFM), and play a pivotal role in aligning financial decisions and planning across departments within an organization. Also, companies around the world are ready to keep increasing IT procurement.

5 Ways to Tackle Digital Transformation With ITSM

IT Service Management (ITSM) is a fundamental piece in your digital transformation puzzle. In short, it provides a structured approach to managing digital services, ensuring they align with your organization’s digital transformation goals. When embarking on such a journey, you will be leveraging different technologies to improve and optimize business processes, enhance customer experiences, and drive overall organizational efficiency.

Dell Warranty Check: How to do it - And How to Automate it

If your company’s IT infrastructure includes Dell devices, then you need to find a way to do Dell warranty checks efficiently. Sure, you can do it manually, computer by computer. But if you have just received a large batch of them, you can be looking at various days of work ahead.