Sound stewardship and data-driven decision making requires comprehensive and accurate information. UW-Madison maintains significant IT systems and assets to discharge its mission of teaching, learning, and research. This policy establishes an IT asset reporting program which provides the framework, guidelines, and requirements for reporting accurate IT asset data at UW-Madison. The data can also be used to fulfill security, purchasing, and procurement obligations, and comply with legal, contractual, and regulatory requirements.
An up-to-date IT asset inventory enables the realization of best practices, including:
For the purpose of this policy, IT assets are devices, software, licenses, or services used in accomplishing UW-Madison research, education, outreach, service, and support functions. Some IT assets may be primarily considered as research or educational assets, but for purposes of this policy, they are included as IT assets.
Interpretations and examples of the definition for this policy will be maintained as a standard.
This policy applies to all UW-Madison entities with IT assets.