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CimplControl Has Arrived! Take Back Control of Your Shadow IT Assets

Last week, we announced CimplControl’s world premiere at the CIO Synergy meeting in Toronto. Today, we expand a bit further into how CimplControl will change life at work for everyone in a modern company, from CIO all the way down to the average employee/end user.  Let’s get started, shall we?
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12 Telecom Acronyms You Need to Know

Companies worldwide are adopting more technology than ever. However, new trends often mean new acronyms, and those give everyone a hard time after a while, especially if you’re new to managing them all! Are you a little confused about the terms TEM, BYOD, MDM, or ITAM? We feel for you; it can get a little complex. That’s why we put together a list of some of the most common telecommunications acronyms so that you can get help clarifying their meaning in one single place. Make sure you bookmark this blog!
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For Companies to Win, the CIO Must Partner with other Chief Executives

on March 4, 2015 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Big Data BYOD Security IT Assets IT Expense Management IT Budget
Evolving business IT usage  means constant changes in how departments interact with each other. As seen previously, Chief Information Officers (CIOs ) are adopting (or at least exploring) BYOD, cloud computing and Big Data (among other trends) to meet business needs.   However, when thinking about technology, we have the misconception that the CIO is the only person responsible for managing it all. That used to be true, but not anymore... The times are changing According to a recent Gartner survey, CIOs are finding that they have to improve communication with other leaders in their organizations because IT itself is becoming increasingly necessary to business strategies. In the survey, the top 3 reasons for CIOs to seek stronger relationships with other business units were: To gain a clearer understanding of business strategies and priorities (21%); To identify initiatives and projects to focus on (19%); To build more collaborative relationships with business executives (17%);
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16 Tips to Improve Your Passwords and Secure Your IT Assets

The top 5 WORST passwords IT security concerns are becoming a top priority for CIOs around the world. And well they should be. Between the rise of BYOD and the growing IT spend, there’s also a lot of confusion on how to secure BYOD and company-owned IT assets. It has to be done – more and more, IT helps you drive revenue. Letting it all run unchecked is a bad idea. Sadly, that’s happening often. As seen in a previous article, 27% of IT professionals said they don’t fully understand  the negative impact of mobile security issues. The majority of people do at least know that passwords are important, and that’s why one of the most common risk control measures is password protection (67%).
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3 Ways the Love of Mobile Devices Will Change IT Best Practices

2015 is the year that Canadians really became mobile surfers Well, it looks like we’ve reached a really big tipping point in Canada! According to comScore, Canadians are now using mobile devices (i.e., mobile phones and tablets) more often than their computers to surf the web! Granted, the advantage is slight at the moment – the ratio of mobile surfers to desktop surfers is only 51% to 49%. That said, context is key.
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What is an Asset?

on November 19, 2014 7:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | IT Assets IT Expense Management Tips ITIL
An important question to ask when we’re trying to stretch IT budgets What is an asset? Depending on the context, the word “asset” can be defined in many. It’s something we don’t often think about, but it’s important all the same.
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Canada’s Cloud Adoption and its Relationship to ITAM

on October 24, 2014 7:00 AM By | Caroline Le Brun | 0 Comments | Work Smarter IT Assets SaaS ITAM Data Cloud IoT
How is cloud computing transforming business? Cloud computing first became popular when Salesforce.com emerged in 1999 and pioneered the concept of delivering enterprise-grade applications via a simple website. Salesforce paved the way for both specialist and mainstream software firms to deliver applications over the internet.  Today cloud computing continues to play a big role in transforming our world by allowing people to work smarter.
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7 Tips to Optimize Your Fall Telecom Inventory Cleanup

Fall is here. The leaves are changing colour and falling, the kids have been back to school for a while, and it’s now time to prepare for the coming cold months (both physically and mentally). It’s also a good moment to do some serious cleanup: There are leaves to rake and summer toys to (finally) put away. It’d be good to also clean things up at work as well.  Personally, fall is when I tend to clear out paperwork and think of ways to be more efficient.  This second part also extends to doing proper cleanup of your IT and telecom inventory to reduce your expenses!
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What is ITSM? An Important Question in IT Asset Management

Remember: ITIL is not the same as ITSM In a blog post last week, we stated that ITIL (which stands for Information Technology Infrastructure Library) has close ties to ITSM (which stands for stands for IT Service Management). Note the underlying message here: ITIL and ITSM are not identical! This distinction isn’t always clear, and so, in the spirit of helpfulness, we’re going to highlight the key points to note regarding ITSM so as to clarify the difference between ITIL and ITSM. This is an important topic in IT asset management, after all.
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Enterprise Digital Footprint (Enterprise Asset Management 2.0)

The digital universe is expanding “The digital universe is expanding.” This elegant statement by Gartner neatly describes the ever-broadening scope of technological activity that will markedly impact all businesses in significant fashion. The increasing consumerisation and availability of technology products has eroded a portion of the IT department’s authority in dictating the makeup of a firm’s IT environment. IT managers will have to develop a greater grasp of technology and management trends to avoid being shut out by other business units on matters of technology purchases.
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The 5 Ws of IT Asset Management

on September 3, 2014 11:30 AM By | Patricia Turchyn | 0 Comments | IT Assets Best Practices Asset management software Questions
Attention IT Managers and Executives! Can your key people answer these questions for all of your Assets? If so, then no worries! You are dismissed from reading this blog since doing so would be a waste of your time. This blog is for those who are not 100% sure on the answers for these questions below. Which is to say, just about everyone who manages modern business!
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Consumerization of devices are causing technology disruptions

on August 6, 2014 8:00 AM By | Henry Cheang | 0 Comments | Mobile Devices IT Assets TEMIA
What is Cliff Theory? Not long ago, Tomi Ahoen unveiled the concept of the Cliff Theory. Basically, this is a description of the catastrophically-swift speed with which cell phone makers can fall from grace. Represented (somewhat) mathematically, the Cliff Theory looks like this:
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