How Solid ITAM Systems Can Benefit Infrastructure & Security

We’re taking some time to celebrate the profession of IT asset management in this blog series. Read on to learn about the benefits of establishing a secure infrastructure as an ITAM professional.

Managing an organization’s IT assets can be challenging enough, but what about the additional need to secure all these assets? This is where the IT Asset Manager truly shines, as they can see the wider lens of assets and build security barriers to prevent data leaks.

Steve Klos, ITAM Subject Matter Expert at 1E, notes that establishing a strong asset management system has three distinct security benefits for IT infrastructures:

  • Ability to remove and dispose of older software
  • Ability to regularly validate, update, and patch software
  • Establish an organization-wide software policy

Masters of Infrastructure and Security always have a keen eye to security risks within their infrastructures, and institute policies to prevent data attacks across the entire IT spectrum.

Congratulations to the five masters we’re honoring in this area!

Masters of Infrastructure & Security

21 Tiffany HuiTiffany Hui, Senior Director, IT Asset Management – Visa
Why she was honored: Tiffany brings over 10 years of IT asset management experience, much of it gained during her time with the premier payments technology company. She is responsible for over 20,000 hardware assets across four major data centers and 70+ country offices.

22 Wally WaltnerWally Waltner, Practice Leader, IT Asset Management – RevealIT Solutions, Inc.
Why he was honored: Wally excels at organizational management, business process design, and technology integration, is an expert at ITIL v3, and is focused on translating complex technical concepts into understandable business terms.

23 Erica GoetzmanErica Goetzman, Global IT Contract Program Manager, Medtronic
Why she was honored: Erica brought her software asset management skills to various organizations, and currently manages global IT contract management, negotiation, risk management, and partnership with strategic vendors.

24 Christine LindeChristine Linde, Senior Software Asset Manager, West Region — Microsoft
Why she was honored: Leading up to her current role at Microsoft, Christine managed the US rollout of the Next Generation of Volume Licensing (NGVL) as part of a multi-year effort to transform Microsoft’s licensing and transaction platform.

25 Suzan LiuSuzan Liu, Senior Manager, Software Asset and Configuration – United Airlines
Why she was honored: Suzan has “in-depth experience in business analytics, process improvement, business architecture, project delivery, data analysis and reporting and lean six sigma principles.” She has served in the airline industry for over ten years.

 

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