However, as CA’s experience shows, obtaining benefits from hardware asset management takes time. “Even if everything is set up correctly, there is still potential to fail because management may not provide sufficient resources. [Asset management] is a journey that needs to be sustained,” Avenel says. “IT asset management processes generate large amounts of data, and it takes time to organize that data and find insights.” Once those insights are clear, IT leaders need to collaborate with their peers in finance and procurement to make better decisions. Without an enterprise view, IT asset management projects and technologies will create limited value.
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