QuickITAM Assessment

HOW CAN IT ASSET MANAGEMENT HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION?

 

According to leading industry analysts, 30% of an organization’s IT hardware and software budget can be wasted due to an inadequate or improperly implemented IT Asset Management (ITAM) strategy. ITAM is a high-value - but often overlooked or underutilized - discipline.

With extensive experience, MCPc has been dedicated to helping organizations of all sizes and across all industries and geographies to minimize this exposure and preserve budget. How can IT Asset Management help your organization? Find out by using our complimentary QuickITAM Assessment Service. It should only take about 7 minutes to complete this questionnaire using simple Yes, No, or Not Sure answers. Within 2 business days we will prepare a complimentary report tailored to your specific situation and arrange a telephone call to review the results with an independent IT Asset Management advisor. 

We’ve taken our experience with hundreds of clients in the private and public sectors and distilled it into the 20 critical factors we’ve observed to be the ones that are most likely to be affecting your bottom line and/or increasing your business risk.

If you find these questions thought-provoking, you may find our full discovery process extremely valuable in designing and implementing your IT Asset Management strategy. In any event, the results of the QuickITAM Assessment will be made available to you without obligation and with our compliments. It goes without saying (but we'll say it anyway) that all of your information will be held in strict confidence and will not be shared with anyone outside our company. 

If you're ready, let's begin with some identifying information. 

First, please tell us who you are, where you are, and how to contact you:




 

 

 

 

 

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1. Planning: Has an IT Asset Management strategy, which is aligned to the business strategy, been documented and approved by management?:


 
2. Business Outcomes: Have the business outcomes required from the IT Asset Management program and their associated success measurements been clearly defined and approved by management?:


 
3. Ownership: Do management and staff members have clearly defined responsibilities for maintaining complete and accurate hardware and software asset data from initial acquisition through final disposition?*:


 
4. Policies: Has your organization documented and communicated a set of organizational/corporate policies governing the proper handling of technology assets throughout their entire life?*:


 
5. People: Have sufficiently trained personnel been dedicated to the IT Asset Management program and given appropriate authority across organizational boundaries and have people representing the technology platforms and functional areas been trained on their roles?*:


 
6. Decision Support: Is there a comprehensive “single source of truth” for all information about IT hardware and software assets and are you able to produce the desired asset-related reports within a reasonable turnaround time and to a satisfactory degree of accuracy?*:


 
7. License Positions: Do you know the software license entitlements, usage / consumption, and the compliance status for all of your high-impact software publishers and have you used that information to optimize software license spending?*:


 
8. Software Audit Response: Are you able to pass all software license compliance audits with minimal disruption of regular activities and at minimal cost?:


 
9. Software Reclamation: Are you able to A) reclaiming software that is deployed but not being used and B) reclaim eligible licenses from computing devices at end-of-life, and C) satisfy new software requests from a reclaimed licenses pool?:


 
10. Off-Boarding Reclamation: Are you able to identify and consistently reclaim unused hardware assets and collect all company-issued hardware assets at personnel offboarding for future cost avoidance and for risk mitigation?:


 
11. Refresh Planning: Are you able to quickly and accurately determine which hardware assets should be refreshed, replaced, and/or upgraded and budget accordingly?:


 
12. ITAM Application: Is there a functioning central asset repository application which aggregates and normalizes data on all IT assets, and which is consistently maintained across all departments, locations, and asset types?:


 
13. Discovery / Configuration Scanning: Is a uniformly-deployed discovery tool in place to investigate and report on the internal configuration of all networked computing assets?:


 
14. Asset Data Reporting: Are you able to produce the desired hardware and software asset reports within a reasonable turnaround time and to a satisfactory degree of accuracy?:


 
15. Integration and Automation: Is the central asset repository interfaced to related systems and functions such as purchasing, receiving, and the service ticketing system to share information, maintain data integrity, apply automated updates, and reduce manual data entry?:


 
16. New Asset Acquisition: Do all hardware and software purchases made anywhere in the organization follow a defined and consistent process and is proof of purchase detail recorded in a timely manner every time?:


 
17. Available License Checking: Is a check always made for availability of free licenses and compliance with contract limits before installing software?:


 
18. Lifecycle Updates: Are all changes to an asset's status throughout its life (order, ship, receive, install, move, add, change, dispose) recorded quickly and accurately in a central repository?:


 
19. Hardware End-of-Life: Are you certain that your current process for hardware asset disposal is compliant with all applicable laws, regulations, and industry best practices?:


 
20. Do you measure and report on the accuracy of asset data and periodically conduct audits to ensure adherence to hardware and software lifecycle processes?:


 
 


Thank you for completing this QuickITAM assessment questionnaire. We'll review your information and prepare a complimentary report tailored to your specific situation and arrange a call to discuss your personalized QuickITAM Assessment Report. We look forward to talking with you.