IT Hardware Asset Management Pack for SmartCloud Control Desk
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by Wayne Halverson
Another IBM SmartCloud Control Desk Process Content Package hit the street this past week - IT Hardware Asset Management. This is the third package from the Tivoli Advanced Technology Group in the past five months.
These packages of content can be used with SmartCloud Control Desk to accelerate implementation and get you into production quickly. They use prescriptive methods based on ITIL and Best Practices. Instead of weeks or months, this content gets Control Desk operational in just a few days.
Tired of spread sheets, scrolling through hundreds, if not thousands of rows for the right asset? How are you calculating dates for a refresh or disposal on all those hardware assets?
What about the management of this inventory, from Receipt to Disposal, and who is responsible for each step? Once an asset is being used, how do you assure when it gets moved, it's to the right location for the right person?
Those challenges and many others, no doubt, are the work life of a Hardware Asset Manager. So let's take a look at what this new pack will do for you.
First off, the day-to-day IMAC process - the typical work of Installation, Move, Add or Change - this pack has it covered. There are start centers and queries to automate those activities which often are the bulk of Hardware Asset management process. That is the goal - automate the simple so the complex can be managed effe
There, now you have the visibility you need into all your assets.
How does using this pack help?
Standard reports, the ultimate method in knowing what assets you have and their status, are in this content package. Each provides insight on assets which have been potentially lost, and certainly renewed or permanently disposed--every step a factor in the asset life cycle and procurement decision making.
The pack comes at no extra cost. Once you have SmartCloud Control Desk 7.5, simply download the IT Hardware Management Content Pack from the ISM library at no charge.