Certero are a relative newcomer to the ITAM industry but seem to be gaining traction with their AssetStudio product.
Swinton Insurance are a UK based high street retailer of Insurance products and have chosen Certero to provide a solution that gives complete visibility of its IT assets.
Commenting, Steve Baxter, head of service delivery at Swinton Insurance, explains,
“We have over 4,000 employees in geographically dispersed offices, 550 retail shops and five large call centres, so keeping track of all our assets is a growing challenge. Working with Certero, we can be fully aware of all our software and hardware, and understand every aspect and complexity of our network system. This is vital for our critical business systems, especially when making changes, when we need the information to ensure that the impact is well understood and that the correct breadth of testing can be undertaken.”
“The network discovery, configuration and license management features of AssetStudio™ will ensure our software is compliant and that we are not wasting money on unnecessary licenses, especially when it comes to expanding our workforce. Certero’s Software Metering for Decision Makers provides information to identify unused software so we will be able to take action to remove or reallocate it and reduce the associated costs.”
About Martin Thompson
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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