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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:39 pm    Post subject: Difference between Asset and CI Reply with quote

What is the difference between an Asset and a CI ?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NO LINKS

Are you asking the question or merely posting spam ?

The rules on this forum is ask a question to get a discussion
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so what is the reason for the post
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

intended to ask a question..! thought the link might be useful
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An asset is something of tangible value

A CI (configuration item) is something that is part of a configuration and that it is useful to identify individually in order to manage that configuration and the uses to which it is put.

It is probable that most, if not all, assets that are in a configuration will be identified as CIs.

It is unlikely that all CIs will be assets in any meaningful way.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The forum does not allow links

ITILADMIN: Please remove link

So other than diarmid' answer to your question

any clarification

NOTE: All of the people on the forum - the knowledgeable ones and the new ones can and do know how to go search for things

Posting someone blog statement (yours?) about some thing in ITIL that has covered more than once between 2006 and now is rather specious
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is a workstation an Asset or a CI ?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes

Is this an exam question ?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NO!!!!

Come on Steve! Read my first response!!

A workstation is not "an asset or a CI" because there is no exclusivity between the two. It could be both, either or neither equally logically.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Asset is not thing but which has Financial impact and CI which has operational impact. It is as simple as that!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything is CI because everything is connected...part of a configuration.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edward_Williams wrote:
Everything is CI because everything is connected...part of a configuration.


Well.... no. Things only become CIs if they, or their relationships, are important enough to require to be explicitly managed.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diarmid wrote:
Edward_Williams wrote:
Everything is CI because everything is connected...part of a configuration.


Well.... no. Things only become CIs if they, or their relationships, are important enough to require to be explicitly managed.

Yes Sir, I was speaking philisophically really. Everything is connected...and also managed. Land is connected to water is connected ot air is connected to people is connected to land is connected to plants is connected to...

If we're speaking in a box...according to ITIL V3...an asset doesn't have a relationship to anything. But CIs do.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:29 am    Post subject: Re: Difference between Asset and CI Reply with quote

steve277 wrote:
What is the difference between an Asset and a CI ?


Hi Steve,

An "Asset" is something that has intrinsic value to a person or an enterprise.

A "Configuration Item" is an Entity or Thing that you wish to track, that is important to a Configuration.

An Asset is almost always a Configuration Item but a Configuration Item is not always an Asset.

Examples of Assets that are Configuration Items:
- Computers
- Products
- Services
- Licenses
- People
- Facilities
- Patents
- Furniture
- Vehicles
- Etc.

Examples of Configuration Items that aren't necessarily Assets:
- Environments
- Market Segments
- Locations (such as Addresses)
- Professional Disciplines
- Discussion Topics
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Etc.

In a CMDB, an advanced enterprise wants all of the above (and much more) to be tied together in some way, shape, or form.

I hope this helps clarify.

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