Hardware Asset Management (HAM) is an essential part of any business. No matter how large or small your organisation is, you’ll have an IT estate of hardware and software assets that require regular maintenance.
This highly specialised job is essential to your daily operations, and you want to ensure it’s completed by experts who know what they’re doing. That way you can trust your IT estate is being maintained correctly, and efficiently.
Our team of IT auditing specialists understand more than anyone how important this vital task is, and outsourcing your Hardware Asset Management to the experts is a cost-effective way to ensure you get accurate auditing and maintenance of your IT estate.
What is a Hardware Asset?
A hardware asset is a term to describe any piece of IT equipment you use as part of your business. This includes equipment that is currently being used or sitting in storage. They can be grouped into four categories:
Completing extensive IT hardware audits regularly is essential to your organisation. It’s not something that should be forgotten and put to the side. Capital can support you in ensuring you have regular IT hardware audits, and will help save your company time and money.
What is Hardware Asset Management?
Hardware Asset Management (HAM) is managing and maintaining your IT estate. People working in HAM need to be comfortable communicating with teams at every level of the company, and have a deep understanding about every aspect of the hardware asset, and the HAM life cycle.
It seems like a lot to be tracking every single piece of IT hardware that your company owns, right down to the keyboards, mouses, cables, and adaptors. But it’s important to understand exactly what you have so you can monitor capital expenditure requirements and prevent yourself from purchasing equipment you already own.
During covid this became prevalent as employees took their IT equipment home to work from there, and many organisations lost thousands of pounds worth of hardware because they didn’t keep track of it all. Have a robust method for tracking their assets.
The Hardware Asset Management Life Cycle
Every piece of hardware has a certain life cycle that can be broken up into six parts to describe how hardware asset management plays into every aspect of managing IT equipment.
These steps all require regular maintenance with an asset manager, which makes HAM a vital part of any business function. It’s important to have a dedicated team who are experts with Hardware Asset Management.
How Capital Can Help
At Capital, we work throughout the UK to provide physical IT hardware auditing to clients with individual requirements. We can provide bespoke Hardware Asset Management solutions using our comprehensive IT hardware auditing tool Audit Aid.
Using Audit Aid, Capital can provide you with a cost-effective and efficient solution to managing your IT estate, ensuring you can save both time and money while keeping on top of all your IT equipment maintenance. It provides you with a user-friendly interface and puts you back in control by showing you exactly where all your IT equipment is and who is using it. The program works with you to maximise the HAM life cycle and maintenance, minimising theft and asset loss.
Capital can also support you in verifying existing data in your IT estate, saving you money on hardware renewals and operational costs. You can be reassured that the information is accurate.
Contact Capital Today
Contact Capital now to discuss your Hardware Asset Management needs. Our teams can work flexibly with you and provide a bespoke service based on your requirements no matter how large or small your IT hardware estate is.
Our team will treat you professionally, and tailor our services to ensure you achieve your IT hardware goals. We will go above and beyond at every step of the way to support you with Hardware Asset Management. Contact us now.