Don't Sweat Assets, Liberate Them!: Maintaining Business Focus With a Dynamically Changing IT Asset Base
Most organisations are sitting on IT equipment that is not supporting the business optimally, yet the received wisdom is to sweat the assets to gain as much perceived lifetime value from them as possible. However, IT assets have inherent value which can change significantly through each asset's lifecycle - whether this is through its hard resale value or just through its scrap value. By applying a full IT lifecycle management (ITLM) approach to the complete IT platform, a business-optimised platform can be created - one where business value overrides the embedded concept of sweating assets.