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IT Asset Management for

Microsoft System Center


Gord Watts, Provance
Christian Booth, Microsoft
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Agenda
IT Asset Management What and Why?
Microsoft System Center as a platform for IT
Asset Management
Demo
Resources
Questions

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Benefits of IT Asset Management
Accurate capture
and compelling
articulation of
credibility and
capability


Effective and
efficient delivery
of the message
Effective and
efficient
packaging of the
message
Control
Cost
Reduce
Risk
Improve
Efficiency
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Source: Gartner, May 2013
IT asset management (ITAM) is a framework and
set of processes for strategically tracking and
managing the financial, physical, licensing and
contractual aspects of IT assets through their life
cycle.
What is IT Asset Management?
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IT Asset Management Focus
Financial Contractual Organizational Governance
Configuration Management IS NOT
IT Asset Management!
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Requisition Procurement Deployment Maintenance Retirement
The IT Asset Life Cycle
Requested On Order Shipped Received Retired
Stored
Installed
On Repair
Disposed
Returned
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Requisition Procurement Deployment Maintenance Retirement
IT Asset Management Its About Process
Requested On Order Shipped Received Retired
Stored
Installed
On Repair
Disposed
Returned
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Microsoft System Center as a
Platform for IT Asset Management
Functionality
IT Service
Management
CMDB
Inventory
User and org detail
Self service
Automation




Knowledge
Built with familiar
Microsoft
applications and
technologies
Rich partner
community
expertise
Leverage
Existing licenses as
part of most
Microsoft volume
agreements
Existing
deployments of
System Center
components
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Provance
Independent vendor of IT Asset
Management software since 1997
Created the first third party process
management pack for System Center
Extended functionality for Service
Manager:
IT Asset Management
Data import
Physical inventory management
The life of an asset
A demonstration
IT Asset Management for Microsoft System Center
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Resources
Microsoft.com for System Center 2012 R2
Service Manager information, trial software
and Christians blog
http://blogs.technet.com/b/servicemanager/
Provance.com for IT Asset Management
information, trial software and Gords blog
SystemCenterSolutionStore.com for
partner solutions
Come see Gord and Christian at the
Provance booth


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Questions?
Gord Watts
Provance
gwatts@provance.com
Christian Booth
Microsoft
chbooth@Microsoft.com
IT Asset Management for
Microsoft System Center
Gord Watts, Provance
Christian Booth, Microsoft
2014 Provance Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved