Understanding Inventory, Configuration and IT Asset Management
Source: Hewlett-Packard (HP)
It's common knowledge that enterprise IT organizations face a deluge of efficiency, cost constraint and compliance issues every day. Sometimes it seems like dealing with these issues takes precedence over what IT is responsible for in the first place-delivering business services that directly support and empower the variety of automated processes that drive the core business. This white paper explores the distinctions among inventory, configuration and IT asset management, what one should know about them, what processes define each of these disciplines, and how they each contribute to improved IT efficiencies, cost containment and mitigation of compliance risk.