Beware of the high cost of poor IT asset management

Beware of the high cost of poor IT asset management

As your organization grows over time, it’s only natural to continually make workplace modernization a point of emphasis in IT. There are a multitude of reasons why. For starters, better technology makes your people more productive, helps them accomplish more each day, and ultimately makes your business more successful. It also keeps employees engaged – better IT leads to a more pleasant experience at work each day, which translates to a happier workforce overall.

There is a downside here, though. The larger your organization gets, the harder it becomes to manage everything. Before long, you may find the number of IT assets in your organization to be multiplying uncontrollably. This is especially worrisome when you have people working remotely – you’re bound to have some devices at the office, others in people’s homes, and so forth. Things can start to get out of control in a hurry. Because of this, it’s not a stretch to say the quality of the asset management you practice can make or break your organization.

When your asset management is done right, it can be a difference maker. Effective management can help you track the performance of your IT and use that information to help your finance team make budget plans. When you have a true asset management solution, all of your tangible and intangible assets are tracked, and you have real-time access to everything from IP addresses to device locations to pricing, warranty, and vendor details.

There’s an intrinsic link in business between asset management and financial health. Knowing the state of your IT is crucial for being able to coordinate your budget and know where your organization stands. If you’re negligent when it comes to asset management, it can jeopardize your ability to do everything from identifying faulty assets to predicting future expenses. Additionally, you should be able to calculate the shelf life and depreciation of your assets; otherwise, you risk being caught off guard by changing IT asset needs.

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Luckily, Zones is here with answers for all of these pain points. We have a suite of Managed Services available that will help you manage everything – hardware and software alike – from end to end. With Zones in your corner, you won’t have to worry anymore – you’ll always know where everything is, what shape it’s in, and who’s using it. Not only that, but thanks to our Zones Discovery Services, you’ll be able to instantly tap into inventory data that will deliver cost-saving insights.

That’s our value proposition at Zones. A lot of companies can sell you technology, but only we have the vision to be a true business partner as you take on your asset management challenges. We take pride in simplifying IT for all of our clients – even those with a distributed workforce for whom asset management is especially tricky. Even during challenging times, our goal is to keep your employees well equipped with the best possible IT assets so they can remain productive. Connect with us today, and you’ll find out for yourself.

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