IT Asset Management – the Foundation for your business in the Digital age
The importance of getting in control of your IT Assets has never been bigger than now in this digital age, IT Assets becomes more of a Business Asset than “just” an Accounting Asset and the importance of getting in control of these Assets are increasingly becomming critical for the business.
Over the last few years control of the software lifecycle, more precisely SAM, has been an area of focus because of increased audit activities from the software vendors. But as Operational Technology (OT) and IoT finds it way to all corners of the organizations ITAM becomes “a need to have” discipline rather than a “nice to have” discipline in support of the business a many areas.
ITAMOrg addresses the challenges of controlling the IT Asset from 4 different perspectives; Software, Hardware, Cloud & Services and People & Information (privacy, data, access control).
As much as these areas are tightly integrated and interdependent there’s a need to have these perspectives in mind also, but at the same time make sure that the requirements from the business and other stakeholders are met as a top priority. ITAM supports multiple areas as the basic foundation and enabler for them. Areas such as IT Security, IT Service Management, Finance/Procurement etc. are dependent on strong ITAM Governance and the people in the organization need to understand these fundamental dependencies. This picture on “Career paths explains in a simple way how ITIL and ITAM is in support of some key areas in an organization;