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Asset Management

  1. 1. Asset Management Why Bother Tony Lock Freeform Dynamics Ltd +44 7711 719113 tony@freeformdynamics.com www.freeformdynamics.com Copyright 2008 Freeform Dynamics Ltd -1-
  2. 2. Discussion ► Business Trends ► How Can Asset Management Help? ► Summary Copyright 2007 Freeform Dynamics Ltd Ltd. Copyright 2008 Freeform Dynamics -2-
  3. 3. Today, business want to… ► Reduce costs ● Reduce time to market / Leverage existing investments ● Rationalise infrastructure / Reduce power consumption ► Increase agility ● information on demand / Streamlining communications ● Support business initiatives quickly & effectively ● Proactive versus reactive ► Manage risk ● Legal & regulatory / Security and privacy ● Information & IT / Continuity / resilience / Protect brand ► Be good corporate citizens ● Governance / External obligations / Internal improvement Copyright 2007 Freeform Dynamics Ltd Ltd. Copyright 2008 Freeform Dynamics -3-
  4. 4. Is the funding of IT in your organisation generally on the way up or down? (UK) 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Corporate (>5000 emps) Mid-Market (250-5000 emps) SMB (<250 emps) Funding is or appears to be increasing Funding is or appears to be pretty static Funding is or appears to be decreasing Unsure, I don't really have a good view of the money side of things Copyright 2007 Freeform Dynamics Ltd Ltd. Copyright 2008 Freeform Dynamics -4-
  5. 5. Has the „credit crunch‟ had a specific impact on IT investment in your company or do you expect it to? (UK) 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Corporate (>5000 emps) Mid-Market (250-5000 emps) SMB (<250 emps) We do not think we will be affected We are not predicting an impact, but we are well aware it might happen We expect it to impact our spending next year (2009) It has already impacted our IT spending significantly this year Copyright 2007 Freeform Dynamics Ltd Ltd. Copyright 2008 Freeform Dynamics -5-
  6. 6. Do You Know What IT You Have ? ► Who has what? ► Who is running what? • What is loaded / used • Maintenance Contracts • What performance levels are achieved? ► How much does IT Cost??? ► Asset Management provides visibility and knowledge • People, hardware and software assets • Service costs • Foundation of Business Service Management Copyright 2007 Freeform Dynamics Ltd Ltd. Copyright 2008 Freeform Dynamics -6-
  7. 7. So what‟s the problem? ► The Cost of Not undertaking Asset Management • Time • Money (maintenance on unused, pay twice, volume discounts etc.) • Risk of non-compliance • Brand Risk • Liability • Disposal • Poor utilization/lack of re-use ► Confusion Copyright 2007 Freeform Dynamics Ltd Ltd. Copyright 2008 Freeform Dynamics -7-
  8. 8. Asset Knowledge & IT Performance Copyright 2007 Freeform Dynamics Ltd Ltd. Copyright 2008 Freeform Dynamics -8-
  9. 9. Audit & Knowledge Copyright 2007 Freeform Dynamics Ltd Ltd. Copyright 2008 Freeform Dynamics -9-
  10. 10. Audit Frequency Copyright 2007 Freeform Dynamics Ltd Ltd. Copyright 2008 Freeform Dynamics - 10 -
  11. 11. Use of Tools Copyright 2007 Freeform Dynamics Ltd Ltd. Copyright 2008 Freeform Dynamics - 11 -
  12. 12. Asset Management benefits ► Maximum return on investment • More effective asset utilization ► Improved decision support • Basis for sound business decisions and planning ► Increased “technical agility” • Upgrades, new initiatives, cascading and refresh policies ► Hard Monetary Savings • Eliminate unnecessary expenditures • Optimise procurement processes ►Supports Compliance / Governance Initiatives ► Directly impacts an organization‟s bottom line ► Used to Build BSM, Impacts the top line! Copyright 2007 Freeform Dynamics Ltd Ltd. Copyright 2008 Freeform Dynamics - 12 -

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