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The Search Engine for IT?

An interesting new concept from Paglo who are turning conventional IT Asset Management Reporting on it’s head by offering a “Search Engine for IT”. The California based startup is offering “inventory management, network management and software audits of IT environments” on a SaaS basis. This level of flexibility in reporting could be useful in other ITAM tool sets, but I am uncertain how many IT Managers will want to install a “crawler” onto their network for indexing (However we might have said the same of the SaaS model as few years ago!). See also Splunk – who have a similar offering but with more of a networking and security focus.

About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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