Blue Hill Perspective: Shift of Priorities: Moving from Managing IT Assets to Protecting Them

TripWireLogoThere 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?

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About Dr. Alea Fairchild

Dr. Alea Fairchild is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Blue Hill Research. As a technology commentator, she has a broad presence both in the traditional media and online. Alea covers the convergence of technology in the cloud, mobile, and social spaces, and helps global enterprises understand the competitive marketplace and to profit from digital process redesign. She has expertise in the following industries: industrial automation, computer/networking, telecom, financial services, media, transport logistics, and manufacturing. Her clients are both commercial, government / public sector, NGO and trade associations. Dr. Fairchild received her Ph.D in Applied Economics from Limburgs Universitair Centrum (now Univ. Hasselt) in Belgium, in the area of banking and technology. She has a Masters degree in International Management from Boston University/Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, and a Bachelors degree in Business Management and Marketing from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. She is a masters Olympic weightlifter for Belgium, having won many international medals.
Posted on May 19, 2016 by Dr. Alea Fairchild