Installing an IT Asset Manager

Installing an IT Asset Manager

by Oomnitza on September 22, 2016

What goes into implementing an IT Asset Management platform?  A typical tool usually consists of a database that has hooks for integrating with your asset-related servers, along with functional links between the devices and either the platform or the incumbent database.  For example, IBM’s Tivoli Asset Management offering is their unified solution for hardware and software asset management.  The process of implementing this tool involves several installations, including a monitoring server, portal servers, remote monitoring servers, monitoring agents, required application support, and the desktop client.

This traditional process involves installing quite a few instances of on-premise software, creating not only a large IT workload but also a huge risk that the tool itself depends on the user’s ability to learn how to correctly install and master it.  This adds significant cost and labor on the new user’s organization, and decreases the efficacy of spreading the platform throughout the organization as a whole.  This style of implementation is outdated and and heavy, instead of lean and cloud-based.

The cutting edge of storage and process hosting demands that organizations choose cloud-based solutions, that put the responsibility of effective implementation for any new user on the software provider.  Additionally, the strongest trends toward lightweight operation in the platform tools space do not limit scalability-instead, developer styles point towards a new age of cloud-based innovation and implementations.  This is how new tools such as Oomnitza excel.

In its quick start implementation, Oomnitza integrates with several third-party platforms to not only onboard and track, but also report on devices within the purview of the new organization.  Based on python and nodeJS, Oomnitza’s dashboard is instantly available to the new customer without any on-premise dependencies.  A public API is provided to the new user and for any developers to build functionality and connections on top of the universal platform, creating a custom usage fit for every different organization.

In the short-term and the long-term, the Oomnitza implementation methods provide minimal, evenly-distributed workloads for both new organizations and account expansion throughout the operational footprint of the organization.  

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