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2 goals for optimizing asset management

IMG_1614-Edit_SML.jpgIn recent posts, I have discussed several aspects of IT Service Management. This post looks at another element, Asset Management. If you’re not familiar with this topic, the asset management process is about managing IT assets through their life cycle to make sure that their use delivers value at an optimal cost. To do this, assets need to be accounted for, physically protected, and made reliable and available.


The asset process needs to consider software as well. For software assets, the process is about ensuring that the optimal number of licenses are acquired, retained, and deployed in relation to business usage requirements and that installations are in compliance with license agreements. Software asset management, therefore, is a balancing act between perceiving customer needs and not over purchasing unneeded assets. Simply, put the goal for this process is to account for all IT assets and optimize the value provided by them.

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