The IT landscape has always been evolving, but the pace of this evolution has rapidly increased with the rise of the cloud and its associated services, requirements and demands.
The Flexera State of ITAM Report provides insight into the expanding roles and responsibilities of ITAM practitioners across the globe, focusing on their challenges and the initiatives their organizations are undertaking to meet these challenges head on. Five hundred global ITAM decision makers and practitioners described their organizations’ ITAM journeys, and how the challenges they face change as their IT environments change. With the rise in consumption of external IT services, these ITAM teams have seen increased spend, as well as waste, in their usage of SaaS.
To address the increased spend on the cloud and cloud-related services, many ITAM teams are requesting inclusion into their organizations’ cloud center of excellence (CCOE). This empowers them to have a more prominent seat at the table with decisions related to software spend in both the cloud and other non-on-premises IT services. In fact, more than 80 percent of global ITAM respondents indicated that a member of their team participates and/or contributes to their CCOE team.
And as organizations across the globe look to decrease their carbon footprints and reduce the waste created by their outdated IT assets, many are embracing sustainability policies and initiatives within their organizations. This year, more than over three-quarters of respondents indicated they have sustainability policies in place to deal with the disposal of outdated IT assets.
These insights and more are illuminated in this year’s Flexera State of ITAM Report. Register for the Flexera State of ITAM webinar to learn more about these topics and to gather more valuable insights into the challenges, focuses, initiatives and metrics that global ITAM teams are undertaking as they continue to adjust and adapt to the changing needs and requirements of their expanding IT estates.