3 Important Reasons to Upgrade Your IT Asset Management Now

3 Functions Your ITAM Software Absolutely MUST Do

We live in interesting times.

Through our iPhone, we can access over 1,300 times the computing power it took to launch the Apollo 11 mission. Facebook can scan your friends list and present “People You May Know” based on who “likes” your posts. Amazon can predict when you run out of bathroom tissue, and your refrigerator can send alerts when your family runs low on milk.

The future is now, but how do we assess the health of our networks, devices, and software critical to storing and analyzing this data? How do we optimize IT infrastructure to help make effective decisions and produce valued results for our organizations?

You need the right tools to manage your IT environment.

Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM) is the tool to help your organization determine meaningful IT data for your organization’s health and success. However, tools are only useful when they provide value contributing to your organization’s goals.

How can you know an ITAM suite delivers value to your organization? Your ITAM software should provide the following capabilities:

#1 Search and Locate: You can’t find what you can’t see. Today’s businesses need a 100% view of the entire network. With one dashboard, you should be able to scan IT assets by category, location, memory, domain, usage, and cost.

Viewing the entire network offers the fastest path to network inventory (to find every connected device on your network) and software license compliance (to determine the status of applications and software on each device). With the right tool, this function becomes scalable and tailorable to fit your needs, while providing a balanced, strategic approach to discovery in large, complex networks.

#2 Forecasting: The health of your IT infrastructure is related directly to the ability to track the full cycle of IT components. From procurement and deployment to maintenance and disposal, you must be able to determine your IT needs in both hardware and software. This allows for strategic budget forecasting and mitigates risk to your IT environment, the virtual lifeblood of your organization.

#3 Head to the Cloud: Wired connections and Cat6 cables no longer tether our organizations to the ground. Our mobile economy demands wireless connectivity, and your ITAM solution must be able to manage your cloud assets and services. You should be able to see and compare cloud assets across vendors, map dependencies between services and underlying assets, and track changes in real-time.

The xAssets Network Discovery - Agentless Tool finds devices that are not captured in the SCCM database, such as any routers, switches, SNMP devices, firewalls, UPSs, IP phones, and any PCs which are not accessed by SCCM, such as home-based and remote devices.

xAssets’s Enterprise Asset Management Software provides a complete and easy-to-use solution to deploy, maintain, and manage assets in medium-sized and large organizations. Customers may tailor offered solutions to meet specific needs.

Cloud Asset Management is based on the xAssets enterprise framework, which is the most configurable and scalable asset management software available. Menu items, queries, profiles, integrations, data movements, triggers, business rules, reports, forms, and processes can be configured from within the user interface.

xAssets provides ITAM software and professionals with a wide range of functionalities, integrations, and configurations to create a final solution to meet your specific goals. If you are ready to get your IT house in order, xAssets can help. You can start by visiting our website and getting a free trial of our software asset management solution. Or, feel free to contact me with any questions at barry.long@xassets.com or 800-691-9120 ext. 304

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