The initial purchase price pales into insignificance when you factor in the annual cost of supporting the IT infrastructure. Effective Asset Management is about perpetual information gathering
London, UK (PRWEB) December 5, 2005
With constant pressure to reduce costs, the growing frequency of software vendor audits and government regulations, managing IT assets is a vital corporate function within any enterprise.
Aside from the legal implications of non-compliance with software licensing requirements, it is critical for any organization with a high dependency on its IT infrastructure to identify the inventory of their IT assets, specifically in the case of deciding whether to purchase more assets, redistribute current assets or retire them completely.
As IT assets account for the largest proportion of an enterprise’s overall IT spend, ensuring they are managed and maintained becomes one of the highest priority corporate goals for any organization where TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) is high on the agenda.
“The initial purchase price pales into insignificance when you factor in the annual cost of supporting the IT infrastructure. Effective Asset Management is about perpetual information gathering” says Marcus Kingsley, Sales and Marketing Director, NetSupport.
“Primarily it’s a case of physical asset identification but thereafter it’s equally related to non-physical information gathering. Understanding leasing arrangements, ensuring software licence compliance and identifying user metrics in terms of monitoring application usage at any given time, all fundamentally influence effective trimming of software budgets and allow for a more realistic prediction of future IT investment”.
NetSupport DNA v2.5 evolves its comprehensive feature set further, to include an all-new Alerting module providing the ability to monitor critical conditions and create a further level of security.
Alerts are managed from a single intuitive alerting interface and include System Alerts for the identification of changes across the overall enterprise, such as the installation or removal of applications together with PC Alerts, for identifying real-time changes or conditions that occur on specific PCs such as failed login attempts or USB / CD and DVD activation / insertion alerts.
Furthermore, to compliment its existing multi-delivery option for software distribution, v2.5 offers a scheduling facility for instances where distributions are occurring across a range of locations and networks where performance degradation is a genuine threat. The scheduler allows a specific time and date to be set when initiating a package deployment to best suit the needs and available resources of the organisation.
The all new improved interface further reinforces NetSupport DNAs position as one of the most user friendly suite solutions available and with the introduction of multiple platform support including Linux distributions, it remains true to its core strategy as offering one of the widest and most comprehensive levels of enterprise asset identification and reporting.
As an out-of-the-box solution for IT managers, NetSupport DNA eliminates hidden implementation and training costs and offers unbeatable ROI in the form of greater organizational flexibility, improved productivity and improved customer and user satisfaction.
Recognizing the uniqueness of every organization, NetSupport DNA is available as a fully integrated suite or in modular format to best meet the needs of every enterprise.
Headquartered in The UK, NetSupport specialises in the development and promotion of commercial software packages to manage and support Local and Wide Area Computer Networks.
Its flagship products are the highly successful NetSupport Manager Remote Control and PC Management application, NetSupport DNA, offering advanced Enterprise Asset Management and NetSupport School, the leading interactive classroom and training software solution.
NetSupport and its derivatives are sold worldwide and enjoy market-leading status in many countries. NetSupport is recognised as one of the fastest growing technology companies in The EU, consistently included within the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 Awards (6 years running) and most recently, voted the #1 UK Technology Exporter (European Technology Forum, 2005)