The main responsibility of the hardware asset manager is to administer hardware assets (enterprise scanners, mobile computers, tablets, printers etc.), throughout their life cycle. This includes planning the changes in hardware infrastructure and implementing processes that would facilitate controlling asset acquisition, maintenance, and retirement. The hardware asset manager is also responsible for reconciling hardware inventory with IT assets data managed by financial tools in the company. In order to control and verify the accuracy of the hardware asset portfolio, the manager initiates internal hardware audits.