Understanding the Difference between an Asset and a Configuration Item

Understanding the Difference between an Asset and a Configuration Item understanding-the-difference-between-an-asset-and-a-configuration-item

What is the difference between an asset and a configuration item? This is one of the most frequently asked ITSM questions. Although both are covered under ITIL v3’s service asset and configuration management process, it’s important to differentiate between the two concepts.

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