This document addresses a simple question: Do you mean Asset Management or Managing Assets?
People and organizations have been caring for assets since mankind first invented tools. Over the years we have derived entire disciplines to help define the best ways to care for those assets through their lives and as such we have been Managing Assets for ever. With the advent of the formal discipline of Asset Management some 20 years ago there has been a development of structured approaches to assure stakeholders that those care activities are focused on deriving value for the organization and not just promoting ‘gold-plated’ care arrangements. In this pursuit Asset Management and Managing Assets are not alternatives. Available as PDF in: English - Français - Español - Chinese.