Inventory Software for Asset Management and License Tracking.
WMImonitor provides IT Asset tracking and Inventory control for life cycle Configuration Management.
Unlike many IT asset management tools, WMImonitor is not expensive and is simple to install and use. The software will audit any PC and Servers running Microsoft Operating systems. It collects the detailed information on all IT hardware and software components required for effective IT Service Management and inventory control.
Studies indicate that you can save up to 26% of your Total Cost Ownership (TCO) when you use an asset management tool. Asset management systems can however add to the support cost if they are complex or difficult to administer and use.
It is easy to install, utilises any version of Microsoft SQL Server databases including the free SQL Express. It is accessible from a web browser and is fully scalable to cater for even the largest network.
The WMImonitor client agent does the PC auditing and is designed to use minimal PC resource and limited bandwidth consumption when the client machine sends data to the SQL server. to do this efficiently it utilises the Windows Management Instrumentation * and makes TCP/IP network connections to the central database.
WMImonitor is part of the sitehelpdesk.com Shared Open Source Code * programme.
Follow this link to review the IT Asset Tracking capabilities of WMImonitor.
Keeping track of the software used in an organisation is becoming increasingly difficult with users able to freely download from the Internet. Managing software licences and maintaining legal compliance of software usage is the responsibility of the IT Manager and requires a trusted tool that can monitor and report on installed software. Follow this link to review how WMImonitor can assist with Software Tracking.
Operating Environment of WMImonitor
Full access to the server for Management, Enquiry and Reporting of data is available via a web browser from any PC. The application does not require a dedicated server.
* Windows Management Instrumentation
As the product name suggests, the WMImonitor agent heavily utilises the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) which is the Microsoft implementation of Web-Based Enterprise Management (WBEM). This is an industry initiative to develop a standard technology for accessing management information in an enterprise environment. WMI uses the Common Information Model (CIM) industry standard to represent systems, applications, networks, devices, and other managed components. CIM is developed and maintained by the Distributed Management Task Force. The integration and use of WMI ensures fast and efficient, non intrusive data collection techniques that do not burden local or network resources.
* Shared Open Source Code Definition
Shared Open Source code allows viewing and modification of web pages used in the application subject to the End User License agreement (EULA). Source code is only made available to license customers after purchase. It is not free software and does not transfer rights of ownership. This provides peace of mind that changes in requirements can be met over time and removes the need to hold ESCRO agreements for software security.
Standish Group found that open source has resulted in savings of about $60 billion per year to consumers.
Integration with Help Desk Software
WMImonitor may be installed as a stand-alone application or fully integrated with sitehelpdesk.com help desk applications; sitehelpdesk-IT or sitewebdesk. The integration to leading help desk software solutions combines the configuration management databases (CMDB) of audit and non audited items seamlessly. Providing total access to all IT asset information from within a call ticket and allows real time updating of complimentary information such as location, value, maintenance and warranty, Disaster Recovery schedules etc.
When implemented in conjunction with sitehelpdesk-IT, this application provides a formidable tool for total control of the IT environment. Follow this link to review sitehelpdesk-IT Service Desk inventory tracking and IT asset management capabilities.
For IT Service organisations and professionals, WMImonitor can be combined with sitewebdesk on-line CRM software to monitor all your customer's IT assets and can even audit their PC’s and Servers across the Internet.