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  • 1. Knowing what’s on your network. Knowing what’s in the closet and under the desks; plugged into the network, purchased and recycled.Keeping records. Updating and maintaining those records.What hardware/software do we have (license management) what do we need to acquire Knowing where equipment is located that needs to be fixed, what is causing the problem and replacement equipment All of the other components lead to the ability to create a Recovery plan
  • There are some
  • These are programs that are likely used or have been used in the past for inventory.
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  • This was a requirement for FY09 per capita grant. So, many of you should have some assets inventoried in this application. Basic reporting and filtered results. Big benefit of WebJunction – hosted.
  • Similar Pros and Cons as the ones mentioned before.
  • Spiceworks is supported by large community of 1,000,000 plus users. It is free setup and free to use.
  • Inventory and Asset Management

    1. 1. Inventory and Asset Management <br />Presented by:<br />Jeff Lewandowski<br />Hinsdale Public Library<br />
    2. 2. Asset Discovery<br />Documentation<br />Planning<br />Troubleshooting<br />Recovery<br />Why is Inventory Important?<br />
    3. 3. Spreadsheet application<br />Database program<br />Asset Discovery Software<br />NMS (Network Management Software)<br />Tools for Inventory<br />
    4. 4. Microsoft Excel<br />Nmap/Network View<br />Basic Applications<br />
    5. 5. Pros<br />Easy to use<br />Familiar interface<br />Already have licensing and installed on computer<br />Cons<br />Need to keep back up<br />Manual process<br />Major time and resource consumption<br />Constant changes and updating<br />Pros & Cons<br />
    6. 6. Example of Using Excel<br />
    7. 7. Using Asset Discovery Software<br />
    8. 8. Microsoft Access<br />Microsoft Visio<br />Nmap/Network View<br />Intermediate Applications<br />
    9. 9. Pros<br />Somewhat Familiar interface<br />Somewhat Inexpensive<br />Cons<br />More difficult to learn<br />Need to keep back up<br />Manual process<br />Constant changes and updating<br />Major time and resource consumption<br />Pros & Cons<br />
    10. 10. Using Microsoft Access<br />
    11. 11. Microsoft Visio Diagram<br />
    12. 12. TechAtlas<br />Hosted applications<br />Inventory<br />Event Tracker <br />Advanced Application<br />
    13. 13. Pros<br />Inventory scripts<br />Hosted application<br />No need to backup<br />No cost<br />Cons<br />Only computer discovery scripts<br />No network map<br />No automation<br />Pros & Cons<br />
    14. 14. http://webjunction.techatlas.org<br />WebJunction/Techatlas<br />
    15. 15. NMS<br />Spiceworks<br />http://www.spiceworks.com<br />Other Vendors<br />Network Management Software<br />
    16. 16. Pros<br />Inventory scripts<br />Hosted application<br />Setup reports and alerts<br />Integrates with 3rd party software<br />Cons<br />Rely on user community for support (IT experts)<br />Pros & Cons<br />
    17. 17. Spiceworks - Inventory<br />

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