Conclusion: Every organisation needs to assess its level of maturity in the management of its IT asset at least annually. Because most managers focus on meeting service delivery levels, they can easily overlook the need to manage the life cycle processes for IT assets from acquisition to retirement. By not investing in initiatives to increase their level of maturity in IT assets management, as per the table below, managers could be putting their careers at risk.

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Alan Hansell

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Alan Hansell

Alan Hansell is an emeritus IBRS advisor who focused on IT and business management. Alan specialised in critiquing and commenting on IT and business management trends, ways to justify and maximise the benefits from IT-related investment, IS management development and the role of the CIO. Alan has extensive experience in IT management, consulting and advising senior managers in matters related to IT investment. He was a Director in Gartner's Executive program and adviser to over 50 CIOs and business managers and before joining Gartner a consultant with DMR Group. He also worked as an IS professional, manager and industry consultant for IBM for nearly 30 years. Alan is a CPA and Associate of Governance Institute of Australia.