As the IT landscape changes, with decentralized technology purchases driven by Digital Transformation efforts driving the Disruption Gap between IT and business units, HAM (Hardware Asset Management) is a complementary practice to SAM (Software Asset Management) in controlling costs, management resources and compliance for organizations. This blog looks at the people, process and technology that support an effective management solution for hardware and software across the entire estate.
Snow GDPR Risk Assessment
Understand and Mitigate GDPR Risk with Complete Asset Visibility
The GDPR Challenge
Violations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to go into effect in May 2018 may incur fines of up to 4% of annual turnover or €20M, whichever is greater. Gartner estimates that 50% of organizations will be ready for this legislation.1
What is Needed to be Ready for GDPR?
A critical readiness component is a complete understanding of device and application use across on-premises, cloud and mobile. Before being able to fix a problem, you have to have full visibility into its extent. Organizations must ensure they know:
- How many devices are in use across the enterprise
- Where are these devices and who has access to them
- What applications are installed on each device and do these applications contain personal data
Asset Visibility – The Starting Point for GDPR Compliance
Snow GDPR Risk Assessment provides complete visibility of all devices, users and applications across on-premises, cloud and mobile, augmented with GDPR-specific risk assessment to build an effective GDPR plan and response. Automated discovery provides a detailed accounting of which users have access to which applications and cloud services and how they are used.