Ely, England, August 2011 – Software is one of the most critical elements of information and communications technologies and most organisations have huge investments in software, whether internally developed or external procured. With a major objective of IT Asset Management usually being software licence control, it is essential to first establish a comprehensive hardware asset listing, as software is always installed on a device. Without knowing the extent of your hardware assets, you cannot be fully aware of what software is installed where, which could cause under-licensing issues.
IT Asset Management: A Pocket Survival Guide, the latest pocket guide to be added to the ITGP portfolio, is a quick reference style guide, addressing such serious issues with a fresh and pragmatic approach. Aimed at IT professionals who have been tasked with putting in place Asset Management disciplines, it first provides a commonsense introduction to the key processes outlined in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®), before proceeding to explain the various milestones of an Asset Management project. It will guide the reader through:
- building a hardware asset listing
- managing software asset inventory effectively, so compliance with software licences is achieved
- how to get senior management buy-in
- how to define, enforce and control procedures to manage IT assets more effectively for maximum savings.
Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance comments, “Careful implementation of an IT Asset Management Project will certainly reduce risk through standardisation. It will undoubtedly encourage savings through process improvement and help support strategic decision making. This handy pocket guide does a great job of helping you gain control of your inventory and shows you how to avoid expensive mistakes along the way.”
IT Asset Management: A Pocket Survival Guideis available in multiple formats and can be purchased in local currency from the following websites: