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2009 Product Innovations

Asset Management Solution


Product/Technology:
Asset Lifecycle Manager 4.0

Hardware, Software or Service: Software

Launched: February 2010 (Upgrade)

What it does? Many midsize to large enterprises struggle to integrate asset management with service management and IT finance. LANDesk's Asset Lifecycle Manager 4.0 provides an integrated platform where IT managers can easily discover track and manage software licenses across the enterprise. Asset information is stored in a single dashboard allowing for cost control and accountability. With this dashboard IT managers can discover validate reconcile and aggregate data from multiple sources into one streamlined resource. This then allows them to manage compliance regulatory security license privacy and tax requirements.

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Innovative products such as LANDesk’s are bringing improvements in IT service systems, and continue to set the bar for software management solution.

2010 Product Innovations - Network Products Guide


What makes it Innovative? Asset Lifecycle Manager 4.0 creates a world-class Information Technology Asset Management (ITAM) practice by providing IT technicians with accountability and asset control throughout the product lifecycle through transition stages and between assets and other dependent data. IT technicians can view and track an asset before it is procured and even after it is retired from an individual user level to an entire data center. ALM 4.0 also provides a unique overview of the enterprise by providing a complete picture of physical contractual and financial assets from contracts licenses and service agreements to specific computers or users. This is particularly critical due to the advent of virtualization in the data center. IT organizations are having difficulty tracking software licenses as application workloads are dynamically spun up on any number of virtual machines. Thus it is critical that IT managers proactively gain control of their assets and close the chasm between their server and desktop asset management practices. Doing so will:Reduce risk by managing regulatory and security compliance Decrease costs by understanding license acquisition support service and other expenses Enable accountability by ensuring that the right people are making the right IT decisions Become a revenue enabler rather than a cost centerALM 4.0 also delivers standards-driven planning operational monitoring and control for the data center by leveraging process automation catalog-based device reservation and asset repository. It also allows for integration with VMware that enables users to automate VMware actions through the vCenter architecture. This creates the request-driven policy-enabled IT asset management control needed to address VM sprawl and the potential license and security problems that can result.

Targeted Users: Enterprises.

Satisfied Customers: Yes vendor claims satisfied customers including IHS Inc. and Ochsner Health System.

Company: LANDesk
698 West 10000 South Suite 500
South Jordan UT 84095 USA

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