While the Client Server generation suffered from complexity and tool inadequacies, IT Asset Management in the cloud era introduces new complexities for the IT Asset Manager not anticipated even 2 to 3 years ago.
ITAM in cloud environments requires the IT Asset Manager to manage traditional hardware assets (i.e. servers, desktops, laptops), track mobile computing devices (i.e. tablets and phones from multiple vendors with multiple operating systems and applications), and track and manage the proliferation of SaaS applications such as Office 365, Google Apps, Salesforce.com.
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