Last November, Microsoft announced the combination of SCCM and Intune under one umbrella and renamed it Microsoft Endpoint Manager. Microsoft claims that this combined solution “deploy[s] a seamless, end-to-end management solution that combines the functionality, data, and new intelligent actions of Microsoft Intune and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.” Naturally, as fans of SCCM and Intune, we … Continue reading What is Microsoft Endpoint Manager?
Blog 5 in “SCCM is NOT Enough” Series Stage 4 of an Asset’s Lifecycle: Discover and Audit SCCM discovers devices on your network and the licenses on those devices. ITAM manages the processes around those devices and licenses. Here are 3 ways ITAM can transform SCCM’s raw data into valuable information: Know who has what IT … Continue reading Benefits of IT Asset Management and Discovery Tool, SCCM
6 ways to Improve SCCM with IT Asset Management: Automation Role-based provisioning Documentation Security measure Sequential Ability Competitive Advantage One of SCCM’s main functionality is deployment. So, why would you need any other tool to help deployment? Consider the allocation of your software assets. Once the software is deployed, does SCCM know who is … Continue reading 6 Ways IT Asset Management Boosts SCCM
This is the third blog is the “SCCM is NOT Enough” Series. In the first blog, we discussed how SCCM is not enough for IT departments. It creates limitations that lead companies to search for another solution. To complement an SCCM solution, we introduced IT Asset Management. In the second blog, we discussed the first … Continue reading 9 Ways ITAM Helps Manage IT Purchases
As part of our “SCCM is NOT Enough” blog series, let’s review the first stage in an asset’s lifecycle: Asset Request. SCCM identifies the number of computers you have but does not have the functionality to properly manage who needs what. As a result, organizations using SCCM should also use an ITAM tool to streamline … Continue reading 3 Reasons You Need ITAM for Asset Requests
Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, better known as SCCM or ConfigMgr, has become the industry standard of collecting data about your IT infrastructure. There is no doubt that it is very good at collecting data. However, it lacks capabilities to specifically manage ITAM processes. Let me explain. Whether you need to streamline processes for your … Continue reading SCCM is NOT Enough
Organizations struggle to efficiently manage their software assets when they need multiple discoveries and inventory tools. Knowing what software is installed on an organizations network is important to determine software compliance and costs. However, the inventory of installed software often comes from configuration management tools which are primarily purchased for other operational IT activities. For … Continue reading Managing Software Licensing with Multiple Inventory Tools
Many organizations are now using Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Management (SCCM) because it’s easy to use and it collects large amounts of data. It’s also helpful for its IT tasks like packaging software deployments and performing remote installations. Although the tool constantly updates, it still doesn’t include software provisioning processes or flexible workflows like an … Continue reading How To Enhance Your Microsoft SCCM Investment