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