It may be time to shift to a cloud-based model, but it can take some convincing before the executives agree to the shift. The IT Asset Manager needs to consider the reasons and benefits for the shift, and emphasize the value that the shift will bring. When presenting to the executives why a shift to the cloud is needed, use Communication and Education skills to learn about the executives and properly present the information to them.
The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) is the largest organization providing education, certification and thought leadership to the management of IT as a business. IT Asset Management is the management of hardware, software, mobile and other technology to maximize the value to the organization.