Information Empowers Decision Making for a New Breed of IT Managers

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Strategist Gary Hamel connects the speed of change from the internet to distributed decision making for IT. Increasing the quality of business information about IT and making it accessible for the new decisions makers will be instrumental in providing the flexibility and speed necessary for success. Asset lifecycle management, already offering 20 percent savings of IT budgets, is a risk-free choice.

The web is accelerating the rate of change for business. A new approach to management is developing, pushing decision making closer to the front lines rather than to the traditional, but slower management hierarchy, as more people will be making decisions, adding flexibility and speed to keep up with the web-inspired rate of change. Eracent, Inc., a global provider of IT asset management solutions, advocates better access to high quality information for this new generation of decision makers.

"Making IT decisions requires accurate and timely information," said Walter Szablowski, CEO, Eracent. "The trend towards pushing IT decisions lower in the organization strengthens the importance of building accurate, accessible, multi-criteria data stores that are available to the decision makers."

In a CIO Insight interview, Gary Hamel, author of The Future of Management, points out that the bottom line is to extract more value from the organization's people. Only by offering more value will one company advance instead of another.

"Applying business principles to the management of IT is the strongest opportunity for increased value that IT management can accrue today," said Szablowski. "The long-term view offered by Hamel suggests that organizations investing in lifecycle management today will be in a good position to empower their people to make the right decisions with their IT. Lifecycle management creates significant and immediate ROI which can be about 20% of the initial IT budget. The change in decision structure should not be allowed to change that ROI."

About Eracent
Eracent, Inc. is a global provider of IT asset management solutions for organizations who require accuracy and accountability for their asset inventory while maximizing their IT investment. Eracent offers a full suite of IT Asset Management, Configuration Management Database (CMDB), Software Asset Management, Software License Management, Software Compliance, IT Compliance, IT Lifecycle Management solutions that solve tactical and strategic business goals with easy to implement technology. Designed for today's multi-platform complex environments, Eracent's ease of implementation includes compatibility with most popular enterprise software applications and has been used to enhance the value of such widely used solutions as Microsoft® SMS™.

Peter Setaro, 609-452-8500 or

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