There has been a wake-up call to IT asset management (ITAM) tools vendors to help create a shift change in how IT (and data) assets are seen in the enterprise. Lack of information security from the endpoints throughout the infrastructure can impact the core business of an organization. Cyber threats can quickly lead to serious damage, including reputational damage, loss of customers, financial loss or disruption to business operations.
To date, ITAM has been about asset management, as to who has it, where it is, software licensing, and asset depreciation. Now it needs to be about asset management to protect the enterprise, not just the asset. Why?