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Introducing IT Asset Models for Managing Disruptive Technologies

  • ID: 666361
  • October 2008
  • 7 Pages
  • Saugatuck Technology
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Cloud computing, software-as-a-service (SaaS), IT virtualization, open source software, and enterprise social computing exemplify disruptive technologies – “disruptive IT” – that affect the fundamentals of user enterprise IT and business strategy and management. They are innovations that change how people work, how they obtain and exchange information, and how they interact with others whether for business or personal reasons. They facilitate collaboration, provide easy and fast access to information, and serve as the connective tissue enabling communities that share a common interest to work as if they were all in the same location.

Conversely, disruptive technologies bring new challenges, problems and risks. Corporations are concerned about information security, information ownership and accountability. They are also concerned about the cost of these technologies and the impact they will have on how and where work is conducted.

To manage the effects of disruptive technologies, senior IT and business executives must develop, refine and re-define models for managing IT assets. This first part of a four-part series for CIOs examines the use of IT asset models, and establishes a foundation for how disruptive IT affects existing information technology assets.

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