1. Set goals – what is it that you are looking to achieve with your new IT Asset Management on the K1000 Appliance? This can be an effort to improve support resolution, respond to an audit request, or simply a need to know which assets you have across your networks, what condition is in and who owns it. Set the goals and targets for your program so you can measure how your Asset Management efforts are progressing and be able to report on this progress.
2. Get buy-in from the business side – Asset Management is a business process, so get a buy-in from the business side of the house. Communicate your plan with senior management and get their support for your new Asset Management process and the investment, and make sure they are actively involved with exploring the improvement opportunities. For example, renegotiate your maintenance contracts, reassign assets or modify your IT usage policies and eliminate redundancy of Assets on your Network. IT Asset Management will most likely drive significant cost saving and help improve your IT efficiency – set your management expectation accordingly.
3. Prepare for the long term – Your business and your IT systems are constantly changing and keeping them aligned is an ongoing effort. An effective Asset Management plan requires ongoing review to allow you to maximize the value of the K1000 Appliance. The ongoing process of IT Asset Management is a source for a constant flow of improvement opportunities which you could adopt to extract even more value from your assets. Examples include reassigning licenses not being used, renewing warranties early for discounts, retiring machines that are costly to maintain, and so on.
4. Definition and the Final Plan – Once you define the goals and requirements for your IT Asset Management Plan you can begin to start the process of designing your K1000 Appliance Asset Management Module. Your K1000 Server Appliance is the perfect tool that will support your ongoing efforts, help detect improvement opportunities, and will not create a significant administrative overhead. You will be able to track up-to date inventory; Software inventory and usage as well as physical assets such as printers, monitors A/V equipment, and everything else.
5. Establish a baseline – Every good plan starts somewhere. For asset management- an accurate baseline of your assets is the foundation of a successful IT Asset Plan. Your baseline should include an accurate inventory of your chosen assets and include financial records such as contracts and software licenses that your company owns. Once you have established a baseline, the K1000 Appliance will help you keep your inventory accurate so you can gain long-term value from your newly deployed IT Asset plan.