The Asset Management Toolkit – 2.4
A NEW APPROACH to IT Asset Management Until now, IT asset management software was developed to focus on a few things: * Keep track of what you own * Know where it is * Know how much it’s costing you This limits its value to other parts of the business, such as operations and IT services, and can lead to silos and turf wars over which group owns what processes and data, and diminished returns. By combining the IT asset management repository with the CMDB, and further integrating the tools that IT uses to manage systems and implement change, asset management becomes something that everyone is participating in, whether they know it or not. INFORMATION YOU CAN USE Not only can you have metrics that will help you prioritize projects and demonstrate the business value of keeping IT in-house, IT staff will have the data they need to understand how a given device is currently configured, what it’s related to, and perhaps whether or not it’s under warranty. They can also act on this information using any of the other integrated management tools that Altiris provides to execute change in a managed, repeatable way. Is there really any other way?