Gartner Research

Smart Machines Demand a Smart Approach to IT Asset Management

Published: 30 June 2015

ID: G00274396

Analyst(s): Hank Marquis , Victoria Barber


Smart machines will drive a significant wave of change in the next 15 years, which requires ITAM to grow beyond asset administration, compliance and cost optimization to facilitate strategic initiatives and business growth.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • IT asset managers who provide appropriate data will prevent smart machines being implemented in silos and will facilitate more centralized management
  • Organizations that engage IT asset managers during smart machine projects will avoid spending more initially, and over time, than they planned
  • Accurate management of assignment records by IT asset managers will enable smart machines to make smart decisions
  • IT asset managers who plan for smart machine implementations will ensure that assets can be tracked and managed, optimizing both life cycle and financial management, as well as IT operational service and support

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