Useful for both immediate short-term cost cutting initiatives and ongoing cost management programs, IT Asset Usage Metering encompasses the discovery and capture of detailed forensic usage information.
That information includes the software product normalized across the organization; the number of machines on which software is installed; which software is used, unused, or hardly used at all; read-only usage; and the minutes of actual application use per hour as represented by the number of keystrokes distinct users enter at each machine.
Armed with this information, organizations can effectively cut and contain costs. and processes in the world without a tool that provides accurate, reliable data with a view of the future is only a “two-legged stool” and will soon tip over. Certain essentials are important to include in a tool selection process to ensure success.