Server Owner, Business Owner, Application Owner (Whats Doc Called Again?)

egrizzlyegrizzly Member Posts: 533 ■■■■■□□□□□
Hi guys,

For those of you in management, have worked in projects, or carry a name in the form of "Senior NameOfYourRoleHere" you've probably come across that spreadsheet in your department that nicely lists all the servers and applications used by IT (sometimes the entire organization) and it has a column for Server Owner, Business Owner, and Application Owner.

Does anybody recall what the name of this document is? ...for bonus, is there anyplace on the internet where I can get the template?
B.Sc (Info. Systems), CISSP, CCNA, CCNP, Security+


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    JDMurrayJDMurray Admin Posts: 13,028 Admin
    edited March 2023
    There are asset management database applications that handle that info for enterprises. Only a mighty small org would be using a spreadsheet to keep track of its hard/software assets.

    ChatGPT sez:

    An asset management framework is a system or set of processes that enables an organization to effectively manage its assets throughout their lifecycle. In the context of IT, assets may include hardware, software, data, and other resources that are critical to the organization's operations.

    In an asset management framework, there are typically three key roles: the Server Owner, the Business Owner, and the Application Owner. Let's take a closer look at each of these roles:

    1. Server Owner: The Server Owner is responsible for the physical or virtual server infrastructure that supports the applications and services used by the organization. This includes managing the hardware, software, and network infrastructure required to support the applications. The Server Owner is responsible for ensuring that the servers are available, secure, and performant.

    2. Business Owner: The Business Owner is responsible for the business functions that rely on the IT assets, including the applications and services. They are responsible for ensuring that the IT assets meet the needs of the business, and that they are used in accordance with any relevant policies and regulations. The Business Owner is also responsible for setting the priorities and goals for the IT assets, and for ensuring that they are aligned with the overall business strategy.

    3. Application Owner: The Application Owner is responsible for the specific applications that are used by the organization. They are responsible for ensuring that the applications are available, secure, and performant, and that they meet the needs of the business. The Application Owner is also responsible for managing the lifecycle of the applications, including planning, development, testing, deployment, and retirement.

    Overall, these three roles work together to ensure that the IT assets are effectively managed and aligned with the needs of the business. By establishing clear roles and responsibilities within an asset management framework, organizations can improve their ability to manage and optimize their IT investments.

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    egrizzlyegrizzly Member Posts: 533 ■■■■■□□□□□
    yes, in quite a few organizations I worked for we used spreadsheets.
    B.Sc (Info. Systems), CISSP, CCNA, CCNP, Security+
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