New Inventory Service Helps Track PC Assets - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
News

New Inventory Service Helps Track PC Assets

Staff & Line SA has introduced a desktop-asset inventory service through its EasyVista.com. PC Inventory Service helps small and midsize companies quickly and inexpensively implement a system for tracking PC assets, including hardware, software, applications, and configurations.

PC Inventory Service is available in two levels-basic and premium. There's no charge for the basic service, through which IT administrators receive a dozen E-mailed reports in Adobe Acrobat PDF format on a monthly, quarterly, or bi-annual basis. These reports include information about the number of PCs, types, and versions of software running on these PCs, free disk space, missing PCs, and duplicate software installations, computer names, and IP addresses.

The premium service provides additional PC-specific information such as computer and log-on name, IP and MAC address, BIOS, OS, CPU, hard-drive size, and screen resolution for a price of $5 per PC per month. EasyVista.com sends the premium service information in Microsoft Excel format via E-mail so the information can be distributed or imported into other applications.

EasyVista.com is likely to garner attention in a small and midsize business market that hasn't been well-served in the past by expensive asset management and inventory applications, says Bob McCullough, an analyst with Hurwitz Group. In addition to the basic service being free, McCullough points out that service can be implemented without downloading any software to the client devices being analyzed.

McCullough says, "Although users won't get the volume or detail of data they would get with a software package (such as those from Computer Associates or Microsoft)," the EasyVista.com service allows the small and midsize market to gain access to data about their desktops without a large up-front investment or complicated product implementation.

We welcome your comments on this topic on our social media channels, or [contact us directly] with questions about the site.
Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
News
8 AI Trends in Today's Big Enterprise
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  9/11/2019
Slideshows
IT Careers: 10 Places to Look for Great Developers
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  9/4/2019
Commentary
Cloud 2.0: A New Era for Public Cloud
Crystal Bedell, Technology Writer,  9/1/2019
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Data Science and AI in the Fast Lane
This IT Trend Report will help you gain insight into how quickly and dramatically data science is influencing how enterprises are managed and where they will derive business success. Read the report today!
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll