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Network Inventory Software

Generate a Network Inventory Database Effortlessly

The necessary condition of a company successful operation is a good state of computer assets. That is why all the company’s software and hardware should be inventoried on a regular basis. A system administrator has to audit the operation of computer hardware, check whether all the computer parts are in their places and operate normally. The administrator has to control and audit software licenses and installed programs on the computers. If the PCs are connected to a local network, you can solve the inventory problem easily by using a network inventory software.

With a network inventory program, you can generate a network inventory database effortlessly. Install it on a system administrator’s PC only and add computers to be managed and inventoried into the program inventory database. After that, you will be able to get nearly any information about the computers’ hardware and software via the network.

You are able to collect all information remotely without leaving your seat and distracting your colleagues. So you can save your nerves and time.

First of all, good network inventory software should not only collect the inventory data from computers, but it should allow the administrator to track all the software changes. As soon as a new application was installed or uninstalled by a network user, the network inventory software monitors all the software changes and records them to the inventory change log. You should be able to generate various reports about a single computer or about a group of computers on your network. You will always be able to get the detailed information about software that has been installed, including the application authors, the program sizes, and the installing dates.

Also, the software license and serial numbers audit is necessary. Using the unlicensed software is illegal so you need to be sure that the number of installed copies is not more than the number of licenses you own. The good network computer inventory software should support the license auditing.

Second, you should be able to easily manage and track computer hardware with the network inventory program. The hardware tracking ability allows you to be informed when a computer part fails, disappears, or it is replaced by another one (for example, RAM modules, video controllers). All the hardware changes are recorded to the program log and various reports can be generated.

Third, the inventory should allow you to create hardware summary tables that help you to learn about computer details that are outdated and need to be upgraded. Various filters allow you to specify conditions that should be satisfied for including a computer to the summary table. You should be able to select any computer parts to be included to the table as columns. For example, you would include computers with a specified CPU model or with some specific installed applications, hard drives, and insufficient RAM size to your report.

You can avoid a lot of problems and save your time and efforts when you inventory your network computers regularly with network inventory software. Track and monitor network computer hardware and software, create reports, and be notified about the network inventory changes in time.

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Dmitriy Stepanov is a CEO at 10-Strike Software, Network Inventory, Network Monitoring, Bandwidth Monitoring Software developer. 10-Strike Software is a software developing company. They offer their high quality networking products since 1999. 10-Strike Software specializes in producing Windows network software for corporate users.