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.
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 Presented by: Jeff Lewandowski Hinsdale Public Library
Spreadsheet application Database program Asset Discovery Software NMS (Network Management Software) Tools for Inventory
Microsoft Excel Nmap/Network View Basic Applications
Pros Easy to use Familiar interface Already have licensing and installed on computer Cons Need to keep back up Manual process Major time and resource consumption Constant changes and updating Pros & Cons