CHAPTER 5

Starting Pragmatic ITAM: Phase Three

Database Integrity Quotient (DbIQ)

In Phase One, we verified that our Single Source of Truth (SSoT) is penetrating the entire computing environment. Phase Two helped ensure the Asset Lifecycle flags match with the usage patterns detected by the SSoT. In this chapter, we will ensure the data collected by the SSoT is sufficient for our ITAM needs, especially as far as software asset activities are concerned.

As stated before, most ITAM initiatives fail because they are overwhelmed by the sheer amount of data coming into the program. What we need is a way to organize the incoming data points to call out what pieces of information are missing and thereby direct the ITAM team’s investigative resources ...

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