Asset Inventory Audit Service
Can you list what IT assets your organization has invested in? Do you know where your IT assets are? Perhaps the single biggest investment is tied to your computers – both client workstations and servers.
While such devices as computers and servers are obvious assets, many others are overlooked. For example, assets that are linked to your computer, such as computer memory, hard drive, CD-ROM and software application. Your network infrastructure also contains a multitude of assets, including hubs, switches and routers. Depending on your network environment, the list can go on and on.
All these represent money your organization has spent to build and run its IT infrastructure. If these assets are mismanaged, you do not know how money was spent and as a result, you cannot receive the full value of your investment.
One way to combat this problem is to engage Asset Inventory Audit Service with MCSB.
Comprehensive Audit of IT Assets
Provides the data needed to answer the question “What do I have out there?” by conducting a comprehensive audit of assets that include:
• Physical inventory including owner, department, location, serial number, etc.
• Electronic inventory, including internal and external hardware parameters and installed software
IT Inventory Baseline Report
All data collected on your IT asset are loaded into a central asset database, which serves as a repository for all information and status on your asset hardware and software. This IT Inventory Baseline Report provides centralized access for more effective asset management.
Continuous Audit Processes
Subsequent auditing exercise can be conducted on the assets against the IT Inventory Baseline Report.
Create Audit History Report and highlight discrepancies/changes made over a selected period of time.
• Prevent overbuying due to license mismanagement
• Prevent redundant spending due to undiscovered reusable resources in old equipment
• Prevent spending on unnecessary or underused equipment
• Help in planning to migrate to another software environment or hardware platform
• Provide information for accurate budgeting of hardware and software
• Provide information for departmental charge-backs
• Provide data for hardware and software negotiations, resulting in volume discounts