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Half of ITAM departments are not tracking datacentre changes

Our February webinar for the 12-box training program covered TRANSITION.

IT departments are in a constant state of flux and ITAM needs to work with and embrace change to stay ahead.

  • You can watch the recording on demand now by following this link.
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Datacentre Changes – Staying one step ahead

During the module we asked those on the call: Does your ITAM function have visibility of changes being made in the datacenter? This is typically in the form of the change management process. Does the ITAM function have visibility of changes?

As you can see from the table below, 51% are tracking changes in the datacenter, 49% are not or are not sure. There were slight differences between our module recording in the UK and USA time zones.

Datacentre Changes


Why is tracking datacenter changes important? Significant costs and risks exist in the datacenter. If you don’t have visibility, you have to clean up mess afterwards. By working with changes as they arise, you can help the business avoid nasty costs and risks.

Our next module will cover how to maintain trustworthy inventory data. More info here:

About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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One Comment

  1. Mauro Gario says:

    This sounds incredible!
    SW installed in datacenters is the most costly one, so just some small optimisation and smart allocation can give a high return.
    And I guess is easier to track changes in a data center through standard change management procedures than doing the same for workplace devices.
    So there is a long journey in front of us!!

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