Sandeep Shekhar is an entrepreneur with diplomatic orientation. He is the Chairman & Global CEO of C Ahead Digital, a top global IT Consulting Company which was founded in 2004. Sandeep actively contributed towards strengthening India’s ties with other nations like the US, South Africa and Fiji through his ventures. He had also set up Sandeep Sekhar Films in 2008-09, an infotainment company which did business in information and entertainment space using digital technologies, distribution and co-productions of content.
As business across the globe picks up speed with the emergence of digital transformation, resulting in increasing the importance of cybersecurity. In addition, it is very crucial for businesses to inculcate cybersecurity into the company’s organizational work model. The emerging new technologies defines an organization’s competitiveness, its efficient operation and its future development according to the today’s market. Therefore this also allows companies to tune up their internal communication, process and larger amount of data storage which out-turn delivering more value to their respective customers.
Over the past few years, many industries have witnessed substantial rise in the security incidents. There is a serious need of having an effective cybersecurity which will benefit a company or organization to grow in parallel along with the increase in digitalization in work process.
Management of IT assets is considered to be crucial for each and every organizations to work towards re-assessing and re-strategizing of their own IT valuable holdings. Thus, these situations can be resolved when understanding the significance and purpose of the IT assets of a company with the help of various new approaches to security.
Securing and Managing IT Assets
Any data, system, or tool owned by the company that is used in the development of business activities can be an IT asset to an organization. The management process of IT asset typically includes collecting a detailed record of an organization’s hardware, software and network assets along with using of data to make informed business choices about the IT related acquisitions and redistribution. IT asset management is all about creating an asset inventory and continuous use of captured asset data to increase returns, minimizing risk and make increase business benefits. In Addition, this avoids unprofitable assets possessions by making sole use of currents resources, IT managers therefore can cut software licensing and support cost along with diminished wastes and improved efficiency.
Similarly, ITAM (Information Technology Asset Management) also helps in increasing the companies wide understanding of IT’s business value, Improving relations along with understanding difference between IT and other units. This further enforces compliance with cybersecurity policies and administrative requirements, also improves productivity through various technical support along with limited cost of handling fruitful IT environment.
IT asset management is thus a combined business practice of finance, inventory, contractual functions to control spending, support lifecycle management, and making strategic decisions within the IT ecosystems. The dynamic business and operations (regulatory enforcements, old infrastructure, and technology up-gradation) further make asset management more complicated and hard.
IT ASSETS TCO (Total Cost of Ownership ) is important for checking if any IT assets is becoming more expensive and less useful for business and in a similar breath where any IT assets is becoming expensive and yet relevant. Another question which arises is how can we combine the usefulness and how it is associated with TCO considering it to be an important step in increasing IT assets. Thus a lot of newer digital roadmaps helps organizations to plan this management process out for their future where they can save a lot as well as enjoy the latest technologies.
Modification of IT Skills – Ways of execution
As the IT landscape is changing rapidly and it is important to be updated to stay integrated into business with the rest of the world. Therefore, skill match is a must along with a plan too, as anything that is old gets expensive with time and missing skill availability can make it extremely difficult to continue. Planning of IT assets is a must for current and future business, such alignments is much easier nowadays and also created an effective roadmap for better digital transformation. This further helps in outlining changes that the organization will get to make to its information and communication infrastructure.
Creating a strategic plan for execution requires top to down critical brooding about what’s appropriate for the setting and what is important to the organization or company along with its strategic vision, goals, objective to watch out for. Once a creative plan is made, maintaining and upgrading the assets is an important and crucial part of the IT asset lifecycle. This helps in maximizing the value of the asset and extending its life as well as minimizing risks along with reducing maintenance and repaid cost by using assets management software, particularly those assets are important to the regular operations of any business.
Hence, asset management system achieve this by supervising users to keep track of their assets along with analyzing maintenance expenses and increase in assets overall beneficial lifespan. Therefore, the management system of IT assets records every aspect of an asset and are highly advantageous to any organization.
Evaluating Workflow and Implementation
It is crucial to have a complete understanding of workflow is needed to evaluate the impact of system changes on the current process. Thus when you change any process it often changes the way of work is completed and that’s why it’s an honest idea to spot areas that will be suffering from system implementation along with the document workflow. Additionally this will not only reduce risk but also increase team acceptance and successful implementation.
Similarly, keep in mind that the implementation of a software system does not end when that system goes live. Technology implementation must become an integral part of the organization’s total infrastructure and will be incorporated into operations and future strategic plans.
All in all, digital transformation is an ongoing process. Therefore it is challenging but manageable task. Businesses should consider it to be important to work as a team and participate with rapid change in business model and technologies. Therefore, addressing all these elements in a functional way thus prioritize cybersecurity that facilitate to securing digital transformation and ensure a company’s overall stable development for its bright future.