ITAM 2.0: The Foundation for Modern IT Management
One Universal IT Asset Inventory
All IT Asset Data in One Place
What is IT Asset Management?
According to Gartner, "IT Asset Management (ITAM) provides an accurate account of technology asset lifecycle costs and risks to maximize the business value of technology strategy, architecture, funding, contractual and sourcing decisions." ITAM generally uses automation, to manage the discovery of assets, so inventory can be compared to license entitlements. It also helps you save money by tracking all your software and hardware assets in order to optimize them. Stop spending money on devices that you’re no longer using. Lansweeper is leading the next evolution of IT Asset Management – ITAM 2.0: the foundation for a modern, well-managed IT organization.
The Current State of IT Asset Management
As new hardware and software assets are introduced into an organization’s IT infrastructure, it becomes increasingly difficult to streamline your IT Asset Management. Managing various IT scenarios has resulted in the creation of silos, making it difficult to maintain a complete, universal view.
Every time a new scenario arises, a new ad-hoc inventory would need to be created that meets the needs of that scenario. As each tool collects only the data that pertains to its particular use case (cybersecurity, SAM, ITSM, etc.) none of the ITAM datasets are complete or universally applicable.
ITAM 2.0: A Scenario-independent Approach
The next evolution of IT Asset Management – ITAM 2.0 – turns the process of creating asset inventories on its head. Rather than collecting IT asset data to meet the criteria of specific IT scenarios, we believe ITAM should be a scenario-independent endeavor, with the goal of creating a single source of truth.
The only viable solution for enabling ITAM 2.0 is one that is laser-focused on accuracy, breadth, and depth and providing complete visibility into the IT estate. In this way, organizations can create an always-accurate single source of truth to inform all IT scenarios and strategic decision-making across the entire organization.
Changing the Approach
Top-down for a single scenario
Bottom-up for many business outcomes
Good-enough with limited scope & quality
Active in-depth discovery across the IT estate
Siloed snapshot & one-off interpretation
Always up to date with actionable insights
Siloed data with ad-hoc exports & imports
Platform for integration & collaboration
Paving the Way to IT Asset Management 2.0
Lansweeper is helping companies elevate ITAM from a niche specialty into the foundation for a modern, well-managed IT organization. Discovering IT is our core function – not an afterthought to support specific IT use cases. We help organizations create an always-accurate single source of truth that can be leveraged to support any and every IT use case with asset management software.
To maximize the value of your IT assets, it's more crucial than ever to know your IT. However, 3 in 10 organizations report that they don’t know what assets they own, where they are located or who is using them.