Efficient and effective computing inventory and software management processes to ensure that servers, desktops, workstations and other computing equipment are appropriately accounted for are critical to any organization. Failure to properly track computing inventories significantly increases financial, compliance and operational risks.
Create a formalized computing asset and software asset inventory process. Ensure that critical applications maintained by departmental personnel are adequately documented and maintained. This inventory process and documentation facilitates disaster recovery and business continuity planning and operational efficiencies. Develop maintenance procedures to ensure the inventory reflects current operations on an on-going basis.