MANAGE HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ASSETS FROM DEMAND AND PLANNING, RIGHT THROUGH UNTIL DISPOSAL
A key component of the DynaTech end-to-end Enterprise Asset Management approach is IT Asset Management (ITAM). This can be defined as collecting inventory, financial and contractual data to manage the IT asset throughout its life cycle.
ITAM brings together the service management components of ITIL and links these with financial and human capital processes. In this way, it assists the organisation to effectively manage its hardware and software assets from demand and planning right though until disposal.
The importance of ITAM cannot be overestimated, with Gartner reporting that 70% of organisations have a 30% discrepancy between planned inventory and actual inventory. In addition, enterprises that do not integrate usage and inventory data overbuy software licences for 60% of their portfolio and are non-compliant on 30% of their software. Perhaps, most crucially of all, Gartner estimates that effectively implemented ITAM can save up to 30% of an IT budget.
In order to assist clients to achieve the significant benefits that can be accrued from ITAM, DynaTech has chosen to partner with ITAM SA, the only organisation accredited in Africa by the International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM). The partnership with ITAM SA enables DynaTech to offer its clients the following products and services:
- The ITAM Healthcheck/360 Review
- Hardware Asset Management (HAM)
- Software Asset Management (SAM)
- The ITAM Integrator – creating the ITAM Golden Record
- The ITAM Process Accelerator (best practice ITAM processes)
- IAITAM Certified ITAM training courses (SAM, HAM & ITAM)
DynaTech’s ITAM strategy encompasses the disposal of defunct hardware; such disposal processes include not only the removal of all corporate data on the machine, but also the refurbishment or recycling of the equipment in an environmentally friendly manner. In this we partner with the relevant entities, to ensure effective and trustworthy disposal thereof.
TAM is clearly a vital strategy for enterprises, as it provides the CIO with all the information necessary to assist in effectively controlling the IT assets of a business. This, in turn, helps to dramatically reduce costs and thereby frees up funds in the budget to implement innovative solutions and applications.