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  • Inventory & Discovery Tools Group Test: The Results

    The results of the Inventory and Discovery Tools Group Test are now live. The vendors featured in this review are BDNA, FrontRange Solutions, HP, iQuate, Nexthink, Numara Software and ServiceNow. Please visit this page to view the results. In summary, The ITAM Review has flipped...

  • ITAD Chain of Custody

    This article has been contributed by Kyle Marks at Retire-IT. What has more value, an armored bank truck, or a van delivering old computers to a disposal vendor? An armored truck may hold millions of dollars. An old computer on the other hand, if lost, may mean millions in liability. Every...

  • 6 Ways to Build a Business Case for Inventory and Auto-Discovery

    This article is based on a slide deck I used when I was punting software back in the year 2000. The ‘hexagon’ slides originated from a company called ‘Centennial’ (acquired by FrontRange) and were used to highlight six key areas that companies can explore to build a business...

  • Coming Soon: Inventory and Discovery Tools Review

    I am in the process of reviewing nine market leading inventory and discovery tools. The tentative list of vendors participating in alphabetical order is as follows: BDNA Brainware/Spider (Withdrawn) iQuate FrontRange Solutions HP Nexthink Numara Software Scalable Software ServiceNow The...

  • Inventory on Steroids

    I have written recently about inventory becoming a commoditized item. One of the limitations of inventory is that there is only so much detail you can collect about hardware and executables. The market appears to be focused on what we do with the data and not how we collect it. However...

  • Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (AIS) Quick Overview

    What is Microsoft AIS? Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0 : A hosted service provided by Microsoft Users install an agent on machines which reports back over the internet Microsoft’s servers store the inventory data and provide software recognition Users can compare inventory...