GET YOUR HARDWARE & SOFTWARE ASSETS UNDER CONTROL BEFORE THEY BECOME AN ISSUE
It is essential to establish and maintain control of all Hardware Assets, so that ALL installed Software is accounted for.
Locate all Purchase Orders, Invoices, Contracts and all other documents, emails and online data, that refer to purchases related to Software Products.
Collate and analyse all purchase information, accounting for all different License Metrics, Geographical Restrictions, Demographical Restrictions and Support/Maintenance purchases, to determine Software Product Version and Edition Entitlements. <back to top>
Introduce Automatic Network Auditing to Identify all installed Software Products across all networked Hardware Devices.
Identify installed software on any non-networked device <back to top>
Match Software Licenses to Software Installations, accounting for all different License Metrics and identified Restrictions. <back to top>
There are two actions that can be taken:
The most obvious action in a growing company, is to use up excess licenses to install the affected Software on new Hardware Devices as they are purchased, without buying additional Licenses - but only until the excess is used up. <back to top>
Create a set of IT Asset Processes and Procedures that are tailored to, and dovetainls into, your company culture. Construct the Processes and Procedures to be future proofed to cater for company growth.