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IT Asset Management

  • Published: January 2002
  • 40 Pages
  • MDE Enterprises, Inc

Managing the technology assets of a company has never been more important than it is today. With changes taking place more frequently and exposure to risk with unlicensed software becoming more severe, it is a requirement of every CIO to keep track of the technical assets of the company. This book tells you what to track and provides several tools to help you do it.

Introduction

I. What is IT Asset Management ?

II. Which Assets Need Managing ?
A. Computer Equipment
B. Software Licenses
C. Phone/Fax Systems
D. Telecommunications (data)
E. Local Area Networks (LAN's)
F. Staff
G. Facility floor plans
H. Vendor contracts

III. Define the Information to Track

IV. Gather the Data

V. IT Asset Management Tools
A. Network Diagram
B. Servers
C. Data Center Equipment (non-CPU)
D. Software Licenses
E. Phone / Fax / Dial-up Modems
F. WAN Circuits
G. Vendor Support Contacts
H. IT Staff
I. Vendor Contracts
J. Desktop PC's, Laptops, and Local Peripherals
K. External Client Software Licenses

VI. Change Management Processes

VII. Software Usage Policy

APPENDIX
A. Server Template
B. Data Center Equipment (non-CPU) Template
C. Software License Template
D. Phone / Fax / Dial-up Modem Template
E. WAN Circuit Template
F. Vendor Support Contacts Template
G. IT Staff Template
H. Vendor Contract Template
I. Desktop PC's, Laptop, & Local Peripheral Template
J. External Client Software License Template
K. Employee Equipment Change Request Form

"Very, very useful and a practical guide hard to find otherwise."
-Aurelian Ionescu, IT Manager
Romanian Defense Ministry
Bucharest, Romania

"We're a small company and just in the beginning stages of developing our IT department. Your series has been very helpful."
-Lorraine Eastman
Central Christian Church
Henderson, Nevada

"Excellent Framework for developing core principles and adapting to your own situations."
-Kurt Roosen, Senior Consultant
PDMS Consulting
Ballasalla, United Kingdom

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