The ITAM Manager’s role in GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018. Organisations were forced to bring data protection to the forefront of their business if they hadn’t already, and no one felt the pressure more than ITAM Managers who are not only responsible for gathering all IT resource data, but who must now also safeguard it.

How Software Asset Management Supports GDPR

ITAM Managers must establish full data protection by knowing precisely how many devices the organization has, who is accessing them, where they are being accessed from, what software is installed, which applications are used, and whether or not data encryption is in operation on those devices. Tracking all IT assets deployed across a network provides hardware and software audit data, and reveals what is truly being used.

Understanding the entire IT estate is a major contribution to GDPR compliance and highlights the essential link between ITAM and GDPR.