IT Asset management (ITAM) is an important aspect of an organization’s overall business strategy. It has become critical for organizations to develop and maintain an effective IT asset management program, to minimize the operational risks and costs. In most enterprises, IT administrators are tasked with this complex responsibility, which involves involves gathering detailed hardware and software inventory information to make important operational decisions. However, with access to the right sets of usage stats, they can save time and money, by aggregating and analyzing their IT environments, and manage their computing environments more efficiently.
Monitoring Asset Utilization
In any IT environment, it’s important to identify who is utilizing the most IT assets. This can help staff make a case to the board for why certain departments may be in need of more resources than others. Alternatively, it gives admins an opportunity to reallocate computers and other IT equipment that may be under-utilized so that it can be leveraged more appropriately. This capability takes a lot of the guesswork out of asset management, and makes it easier for to scale computing environments effectively.
Tracking Login Trends
The ability to track login trends can be extremely useful. It can help preempt network performance degradation that would result from bandwidth bottlenecks. More importantly, login tracking can detect when an unauthorized user is attempting to access systems that he or she is not authenticated for. In computer labs, customer kiosks and other shared computing environments, metrics such as the total number of logins, the time of these logins and the duration