Gartner Research

Five Ways to Save Money and Reduce Risk With Your IT Asset Management Tools

Published: 08 October 2014

ID: G00270368

Analyst(s): Patricia Adams

Summary

Reducing cost and risk is the primary objective of many ITAM programs for ITAM managers. Finding the early savings opportunities is a great way to set up the function for success.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Use Software Usage Tools to Monitor Application Usage and Harvest Unused Apps Back Into the Central Pool and to Track License Count in an ITAM or SLOE Tool
  • Use ITAM Contract Data About Maintenance Costs to Discontinue Maintenance When Possible on Applications That Aren't Being Used
  • Use Software Usage Tool Usage Data That Has Been Integrated Into the ITAM Repository, and Use Analytics to Standardize the Number of Vendors and Applications
  • Use ITAM or SLOE Tool Data to Understand License Models and, Where Possible, to Migrate Transferable Software to New Assets
  • Use ITAM Repository Tool Data About Life Cycle and Location Data to Fully and Completely Retire Unused Hardware Assets Off of the General Ledger to Eliminate Property Taxes

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