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IT Asset Audit & Documentation

IT Asset Audit & Documentation helps enterprise organizations understand exactly what their IT infrastructure consists of, where it’s located and how it connects.

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IT Asset Audit & Documentation from Molex Connected Enterprise Solutions helps enterprise organisations understand exactly what their IT infrastructure consists of, where it’s located and how it connects.

So, why is that important? Well, many organisations lack a robust means of maintaining records and of those that do, they often simply ignore the parts of the system that are hidden behind walls. When it comes to managing MAC (Moves Adds Changes) requests it’s vital that decisions are made based on accurate data and a clear understanding of the network infrastructure and assets, as they sit right now.

Listing assets in a simple spreadsheet might seem an acceptable solution for a basic network with a single person managing it but what happens if they’re unavailable or the spreadsheet is open for others to change. Without a robust means of capturing and maintaining a record of what you have now, what you think you know about your IT assets will rapidly deteriorate into guesswork and have a huge impact on enterprise-wide productivity, data security and network security. Consider also, that time wasted searching for poorly-titled or misplaced documents costs organisations a fotune, every single year.

Think also about the growing trend of criminal activity involving cyber attacks where organisations need a robust, instant and effective response – how can you protect network infrastructure and assets when you don’t fully understand what you have? The answer is simple. You can’t.

The value of Visualisation

The value of being able to visualise an entire IT infrastructure through diagrams depicting different aspects of the network is huge, even for smaller organisations; when it comes to large, complex, even multi-site networks, the value can be magnified dramatically. For example, with IT Asset Audit & Documentation from Molex, users maintain a single database of their assets from which they can quickly create multiple diagrams to assist in identifying security risks, capacity constraints, asset utilisation and data flows. A simple change to the database enables a one-click update to all network diagrams!

AssetGen and Molex

By partnering with AssetGen, Molex Connected Enterprise Solutions provides enterprise organisations with a uniquely-capable solution for cataloguing and understanding enterprise IT infrastructures, which improves productivity, enables organisations to plan accurately for MAC work, improves security and reduces cost. Used by major corporations and government globally, the AssetGen service not only captures an accurate picture of the assets you can see, it also captures those you can’t.

It’s important to recognise that IT Asset Audit & Documentation from Molex is not a ‘quick-fix’ discovery engine that is capable only of identifying active equipment. This is a combination of deep audit by industry experts and careful and accurate recording of assets, infrastructure including cabling, locations and connectivity in a clever piece of software. It enables predictable, safe MAC work, as well as allowing multiple admin users to update the system without the risk of data loss.

It’s also worth remembering that because the AssetGen system has been designed for multi-user, enterprise environments, accuracy can be assured long into the future, which means there is a much smaller requirement to undertake as many audits, saving time, cost and disruption.

Without a robust means of capturing and maintaining a record of what you have now, what you think you know about your IT assets will rapidly deteriorate into guesswork and have a huge impact on enterprise-wide productivity, data security and network security.

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