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Gartner® Market Guide for Hardware Asset Management Tools

If you’re struggling to manage hardware asset life cycles, optimize costs and reduce risks, you’re not alone.

According to Gartner, “Most Gartner clients do not have a complete HAM life cycle process that tracks location and status from procurement through disposal, and physical inventories are rarely completed beyond physical IT touchpoints.”

Gaps in managing assets increase the risk of costly audits and business disruptions. IT leaders must address common pitfalls, such as incomplete processes or limited scope, that can lead to poor asset management performance. Gartner states:

“The costs to support audits and maintain compliance are driving efforts to get hardware asset management under control.”

“Initiatives such as moving on-premises workloads to the cloud, mitigating cyber risk, cost optimization, sustainable IT and reducing technical debt are renewing interest in HAM.”

The new Gartner Market Guide for HAM tools examines:

  • Primary use cases for HAM
  • Key functionality and benefits
  • 10 activities performed by HAM tools
  • Recommended asset lifecycle management process
  • Gartner findings, market analysis and direction

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Gartner, Market Guide for Hardware Asset Management Tools, 14 August 2023, By Tim Zimmerman, Dan Wilson.

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