Intelligent CIO North America Issue 17 - Page 44

CIO OPINION
You ’ re certainly not alone if you ’ re part of the majority who are missing a clear picture of assets .
Cyndi Tackett , Vice President of Product Marketing at Flexera

How understanding your assets can unlock innovation

Cyndi Tackett , Vice President of Product Marketing at Flexera , highlights steps to take as you plan your IT budget for 2022 .

CIOs and CISOs know all too well the pressures placed on IT infrastructures in the wake of the past 18 months – perhaps the most challenging and fast-paced ever . In response to the pandemic , the ability to adapt to change was front and center .

With that responsiveness came rapidly growing IT estates , as organizations added the functionality necessary to meet users ’ evolving demands .
But these leaders also know that rapid expansion can ’ t go unchecked without ramifications for budgets and for security initiatives .
Looking toward a new year and new opportunities , now is a fitting time to evaluate how to budget for IT in 2022 in a way that creates efficiencies in the IT estate while simultaneously supporting strategic initiatives and innovation .
Identify precisely what ’ s in your IT estate
Today ’ s hybrid IT estates-including on-premises , cloud and Software-as-a-Service ( SaaS ) assets-bring complexities to IT lifecycle management . Without comprehensive visibility into the individual assets that comprise your infrastructure , your organization faces unnecessary hurdles , including increased vulnerabilities and wasted spend .
Unfortunately , today the majority of organizations lack this clarity : less than a quarter of respondents in the Flexera 2021 State of IT Visibility Report indicated that they have complete visibility into their IT estates .
You ’ re certainly not alone if you ’ re part of the majority who are missing a clear picture of assets . If that ’ s the case , focusing on this is an essential first step for
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