IT asset management. Mobile device management.
Two different terms, but it’s important not to think of them as two different things.
Rather, think of mobile device management as a type of ITAM, the same way astronomy or geology are types of science.
And mobile device management is itself already party of a larger practice known as enterprise mobility management (EMM), which deals with the securing, monitoring, integrating and managing the smartphones, tablets and laptops used by a business, whether they’re employee-owned or provided by the company.
As much as companies talk about “going green,” e-waste remains a serious global problem.
We generate enough electronic waste – 41.8 million metric tons — to fill a line of tractor trailers spanning half the planet.
It’s a two-pronged problem: companies use more electronics than ever before, and those devices are coming with shorter and shorter lifespans.
And while most companies that get rid of their old IT assets do so to reduce clutter, it’s important to remember that those devices have value.
That’s where IT remarketing comes in. You may not need your devices anymore, but there are others who still might find value in them.
What does the IT equipment financing market look like these days? That was one of the things the Equipment Leasing Finance Association set out to learn in its annual Survey of Equipment Finance Activity in late 2015.
The ELFA is a trade group that represents companies in the trillion-dollar equipment finance sector. Each year, they track how spending changes in various sectors, such as agriculture, medical and IT.
One of the things this year’ survey found: IT and related tech financing accounts for one of the largest pieces of new business volume: a little over 19 percent, second only to transportation, which accounted for 28 percent of new business volume.