The majority of IT organizations possess at least some type of IT asset management system and strategy. How effective these systems are and how well they support the organizations overall IT asset management needs can vary significantly.
In order to gain a clearer picture of this challenging management issue, Computer Economics recently asked senior managers in mid to large IT environments to rate the effectiveness of their current IT asset management strategy. The results are shown in Figure 1.
Many of the managers in our survey believe their IT asset management strategy provides at least some effectiveness in support of their mission. This is a positive trend and a number of these organizations are now reaping the benefits of developing an effective system and strategy. However, almost 50% of the managers reported their IT asset management strategy is either marginally effective or totally ineffective at present.
Clearly, some organizations have achieved a good deal of success, but many organizations are still floundering. For those organizations that reported their current IT asset management strategy is not effective at all, this should be elevated to a high priority issue and addressed in the near term.
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