Why to manage assets?
Assets are the one the most valuable things which an organization possesses. That possession can be in different forms. Assets constitute a substantial part of any organization's total value. Assets help organizations to carry out operations by integrating different expertise into a system. They help to store and distribute knowledge. Assets enable better knowledge management, assets are tangible resource whereas knowledge is an intangible resource. Knowledge can't be generated and distributed without the availability of specific assets. In order to stay connected to a wider pool of knowledge, remain as an effectively integrated system, enhance the life of our investment in order to increase the chances of getting a better return on investment and reliable payback period, it's essential to maintain and manage assets. More they'll be managed longer they can be used. Assets are sometimes confused with the physical assets, in fact, they can be intangible as well like skills of people, organizational culture, brand image, possession of secret knowledge. All these need a physical and virtual infrastructure for protection and provide and environment for further development, which can be done through management of assets. People are very important assets of any successful organization. They use the knowledge and assets to develop and execute strategy. Security of people, physical and intangible assets is done through additional assets. Assets are like a body and knowledge its soul, both can't perform individually, they are tied into a complex relationship.