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Assets Management – BAI09 (COBIT2019)

Parent Framework: COBIT 2019

Domain: Build, Acquire and Implement

Managed Assets

Manage I&T assets through their life cycle to make sure that their use delivers value at optimal cost, they remain operational (fit for purpose), and they are accounted for and physically protected. Ensure that those assets that are critical to support service capability are reliable and available.

Manage software licenses to ensure that the optimal number are acquired, retained and deployed in relation to required business usage, and the software installed is in compliance with license agreements.

Purpose

Account for all I&T assets and optimize the value provided by their use.

Management practices

BAI09.01 Identify and record current assets.

Maintain an up-to-date, accurate record of all I&T assets that are required to deliver services and that are owned or controlled by the organization with an expectation of future benefit (including resources with

economic value, such as hardware or software). Ensure alignment with configuration management and financial management.

BAI09.02 Manage critical assets.

Identify assets that are critical in providing service capability. Maximize their reliability and availability to support business needs.

BAI09.03 Manage the asset life cycle.

Manage assets from procurement to disposal. Ensure that assets are utilized as effectively and efficiently as possible and are accounted for and physically protected until appropriately retired.

BAI09.04 Optimize asset value.

Regularly review the overall asset base to identify ways to optimize value in alignment with business needs.

BAI09.05 Manage licenses.

Manage software licenses to maintain the optimal number of licenses and support business requirements. Ensure that the number of licenses owned is sufficient to cover the installed software in use.

Skills

Asset management ASMG

The management of the lifecycle for all managed assets (hardware, software, intellectual property, licences, warranties etc) including security, inventory, compliance, usage and disposal, aiming to protect and secure the corporate assets portfolio, optimise the total cost of ownership and sustainability by minimising operating costs, improving investment decisions and capitalising on potential opportunities. Knowledge and use of international standards for asset management and close integration with security, change, and configuration management are examples of enhanced asset management development.

https://www.sfia-online.org/en/framework/sfia-7/skills/service-management/service-transition/asset-management

Systems installation/decommissioning HSIN

The installation, testing, implementation or decommissioning and removal of cabling, wiring, equipment, hardware and associated software, following plans and instructions and in accordance with agreed standards. The testing of hardware and software components, resolution of malfunctions, and recording of results. The reporting of details of hardware and software installed so that configuration management records can be updated.

https://www.sfia-online.org/en/framework/sfia-7/skills/solution-development-and-implementation/installation-and-integration/systems-installation-decommissioning

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