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Reduce Cost and Risks With Comprehensive IT Asset Life Cycle Controls

Published: 25 June 2019

ID: G00381300

Analyst(s): Ryan Stefani


Controls instituted to manage IT assets are often incomplete and lack authority, which results in failed ITAM objectives. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders must establish accountability for the entire IT asset life cycle to mitigate risk while maximizing the value of IT assets.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Publish a Business Case, Mission Statement and Charter to Establish IT Asset Life Cycle Governance
  • Design and Implement Comprehensive IT Asset Life Cycle Controls
    • Core ITAM: Optimize Technology Assets
    • Grow: Enhance and Expand — Assets Are Added to Address Emerging Business Needs
    • Run: Operate and Maintain — Assets Are Operational and Maintained
    • Transform: Innovate and Drive — Assets Are Nearing End of Life and Present an Opportunity to Evolve
  • Gap Analysis of Life Cycle Controls
  • Establish Organizational and Operational Governance Boards

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