However, most companies don’t have a central record of their assets, often relying on the information logged within their finance system.
[Pro Tip – this is not an acceptable policy or method. It isn’t fool-proof as assets get written down and removed, even though the devices may still be in use.]
Imagine the scenario if you had suffered a break-in, flood or fire at your office?
In another scenario, which following the COVID-19 Pandemic has become a reality for most companies, is that a wide range of company-owned IT equipment is now at people’s homes.
Again the same style of questions apply?
With the popular Windows 7 being replaced by Windows 10, many companies found that they needed to replace legacy devices with units that can support Windows 10. With the right asset management toolset and process, the ability to quickly identify hardware that needs replacing becomes easy!
As you read this, we expect you are asking yourself questions like “where do I begin?”, “how can I get this process going” or “won’t this become an erroneous exercise that nobody wants to take ownership of?”
At GKS Consultants, we can help you define, organise, initiate and run your IT Asset Management process. With the use of established practices and strategies around IT Asset Management (ITAM), we can: