The Importance of Hardware Asset Management
The proper management of your IT assets is vital to prevent huge losses of revenue from lost or stolen IT equipment while keeping in check your legal and regulatory obligations.
In general, hardware asset management boils down to one simple question – do you know where all your computers are?
It sounds like a simple proposition, but depending on the size of your company, or its geographical reach, it has become a complicated issue that has serious financial and regulatory consequences.
Let’s start with the basics. Without a robust IT Asset Management (ITAM) strategy, your company leaves itself open to theft. According to Gartner 30% of IT assets are believed to be missing, stolen or considered ‘ghosts’ because sourcing, procurement or IT asset managers fail to manage non-deployed components, spares and other high-value assets.