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- Many companies consider Hardware Asset Management (HAM) to be an unnecessary expense.
- Because HAM directly benefits the IT department and no other business units, it is often difficult to get funding to initiate a HAM practice.
- Just like any worthwhile IT project, HAM requires time and effort to put the right people in place, adjust processes, and implement the right technology.
- Implementing HAM proves to be invaluable for managing computer lifecycle and software, green IT initiatives, and expanding the management and reporting functions for the service desk.
- Be prepared to communicate the bigger picture to the business to justify implementing HAM.
Impact and Result
- Align the organization’s hardware asset management strategy with operational goals.
- Identify best practices to maximize hardware asset ROI while offering adequate risk protection.
- Construct the supporting documents you need to make the case.
- IT savings will start with hardware lifecycle management, saving as much as 15% on hardware, then paving the way for 30% through software asset management and gaining up to 15% efficiencies for the service desk.
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