ITAM Myth Busters: What You Need to Know

ITAM Myth Busters: What You Need to Know

There are many benefits of deploying information technology asset management (ITAM) across your organization. ITAM can positively impact a wide range of functions and processes, including:

  • Control costs by proactively managing your software licenses
  • Lower upkeep costs across your IT enterprise
  • Avoid penalties from failing a software audit
  • Report on energy usage and increase efficiency
  • Improve security by identifying permissions and access
  • Inform operational and strategic IT decisions through time-based usage analytics.

But, for all of its benefits, some organizations allow ITAM to be delayed, minimized, or skipped completely—until the inevitable crisis or problem arises. Why do smart people make bad decisions? Some leaders fall for these three common misconceptions.

#1 ITAM Is Optional.

If you run or own an organization that manages data, you may think ITAM is optional. MYTH!

If you don’t utilize ITAM across the IT infrastructure, you may succeed—if you’re only interested in the short term. But if you want to capitalize on the benefits listed above, you must integrate ITAM into your business strategy. In Digital Age organizations, data is the second-most important strategic asset (behind your workforce) toward achieving success. ITAM is the best methodology to manage your data.

#2 ITAM Is One Size Fits All.

You may say, "I own a small business, and ITAM is only for large organizations." MYTH! ITAM solutions are capable of being tailored to any size business. Only purchase and use the functions you need, at the level you need it. Work with a trusted ITAM advisor to determine your requirements and the best options for meeting them.

#3 I Already Deployed ITAM Once, so I Don’t Need to Keep Doing It.

Some people think ITAM is a “one and done” solution. MYTH! ITAM is not like an engine upgrade to give your car more horsepower; it’s a methodology to be used throughout the lifecycle of your business. Your IT enterprise needs to be maintained, upgraded, analysed, reconfigured, and transformed as your organization grows. Don’t attempt to use yesterday’s architecture for tomorrow’s business—let ITAM keep your IT resources (i.e., people, data, software, and hardware) at the levels of top performance.

ITAM done right is complex and comprehensive. If you’re not quite sure how to get the “ITAM engine” started, ask the advice of experts to help you.

xAssets products provide full life cycle asset management capabilities, including discovery capabilities that can stand alone, or complement and integrate with SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager), and provides users with full a Configuration Management Database (CMDB).

The software is available in cloud-based (SaaS) or on-premise versions for small firms and can scale to serve the largest enterprises. All customer’s benefit from a greatly diminished cyber security risk as well, because the xAssets products have been certified for use on the most secure U.S. Department of Defense network (SIPRNet).

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. 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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