Leading global sourcing advisory and benchmarking firm, Alsbridge, Inc., today announced a new report which reveals how to effectively build an IT asset management roadmap to help cut IT costs.
Most IT professionals today are under constant pressure to reduce IT costs. After exhausting all of the standard cost reduction tactics, many IT leaders are now focusing on ways to reduce their hardware and software spend. Effective IT Asset Management (ITAM) is the critical enabler for this approach. With effective ITAM, an organization can avoid buying hardware and software they don’t need, stop paying for maintenance and lease costs on equipment they no longer have and make cost effective purchasing decisions. Effective ITAM also reduces risk. Knowing your software compliance position can help mitigate unforeseen “true up” costs and defuse software audits altogether.
“Having a roadmap allows for a demonstration in quick wins and allows for the proper analysis to optimize existing tools and capabilities while avoiding investing in expensive tools or solutions, which do not actually address the needs of your IT environment,” said Ben Trowbridge, CEO, Alsbridge Inc.
The question now is where to start? What tools to implement? Which processes to focus on? And which assets should be included? Some organizations fail because they either take on too much too soon, too little too late or don’t take on the right initiatives that demonstrate ROI. To be successful, your organization will need to create an effective ITAM roadmap. One that is built in stages with near, mid and long range goals based around the aspects of IT asset management that will bring value to your organization while considering available funding.
“Scoping and planning ITAM requires an understanding of ITAM building blocks, ITAM business drivers, and current state capabilities,” said Trowbridge. “At the heart of a successful ITAM plan is the notion of targeting what you need, layering in requirements based on their interdependencies. Alsbridge’s Effective ITAM Consulting services can help jump start your ITAM Initiative.”
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About Alsbridge Inc.
Alsbridge provides world class sourcing advisory and benchmarking services for the CIO, CFO and CPO. We’ve helped hundreds of companies reduce costs and get more value from their vendors. Our experienced consultants leverage proprietary tools and information databases to identify and engage the optimal vendors for your situation, negotiate best practice terms at fair market prices, and improve the way you work with your vendors. Alsbridge clients utilize the most cost effective and value added sources globally for IT infrastructure services, hardware and maintenance, network services, software and maintenance, application support and development, business processes and cloud services. Alsbridge was ranked the #1 outsourcing advisor in the world by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) based on the value delivered to clients. This commitment to delivering value to our clients has made Alsbridge a distinguished member of the 2010 Inc. 500 fastest growing privately held companies in America.