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The techno-centric business environment enables enterprises to facilitate their workforce, vendors, customers and partners with easy access to their corporate networks, digital data and various web based applications.

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Asset Management in the Changing Technology Environment

  1. 1. Asset Management in the Changing Technology Environment The techno-centric business environment enables enterprises to facilitate their workforce, vendors, customers and partners with easy access to their corporate networks, digital data and various web based applications. While BYOD and remote desktops solutions help enterprises with these facilities, there is always a risk of vital data being leaked. Even as the industry uses a number of software and solutions such a penetrating testing and vulnerability assessment tests, enterprises need to take up proactive measures to address these risks. Today's business environment scenario is one wherein most of the information are available in digital formats. With digital data forming the basis of IT governance, risk and compliance management, it becomes necessary for enterprises to effectively manage their network assets and intellectual property. Proactive asset management will enable enterprises to detect, prioritize and rectify risks. While Wikipedia refers to asset management as a system that monitors and maintains things of value to an entity or group and includes both tangible assets and to intangible concepts, this often defined as a systematic process of deploying, operating, maintaining, upgrading, and disposing of assets cost-effectively. Even as enterprises struggle to manage the complex security issues, the cyber criminals go way ahead to gain advantage over the businesses. With reports showcasing more than 31,800 security gaps and vulnerabilities, the techno savvy business environment needs to have tough scrutiny of their physical and virtual networks, operating systems and web applications. Further, these enterprises are also challenged to discover and monitor IP, wireless and mobile assets, manage a large number of growing vulnerabilities and threats while being compliant to the mandatory regulations and standards such as HIPAA/HITECH, PCIDSS, FISMA, SOX. Moreover, with globalization having led to expansion of business across regions, it also becomes necessary to continuously monitor and secure business critical assets and digital information. In the wake of such requirements, enterprises are faced by a number of challenges. Even as compliance regulations protect the critical business assets, effective asset management will help enterprises improve the way they can manage the assets. Implementing the techniques for the same will not only bring in more transparency and control but will also minimize regulatory risks and security breaches. The asset management solutions offered by the leaders in IT Risk Management helps enterprises to effectively manage the IT infrastructure assets and the security of its information. The module which offers a granular level information of the assets and its groups across various business units use ready-to-use policies and procedures with inline editing facilities. Moreover, the detailed report and dashboard ensures effective asset management by providing a real-time view of the status of the assets within the enterprise environment.

The techno-centric business environment enables enterprises to facilitate their workforce, vendors, customers and partners with easy access to their corporate networks, digital data and various web based applications.

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