Gartner Research

What You Need to Know About Inventory Tools for IT Asset Management

Published: 22 June 2010

ID: G00201595

Analyst(s): Patricia Adams


There is a plethora of inventory tools in the market, but a limited number that should be used for asset tracking for IT asset management purposes. This research discusses what selection criteria you need to consider when choosing a tool.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • What Are Discovery and Inventory?
    • Agent Versus Agentless
    • Software Knowledge Base
    • Software Usage Monitoring
  • Inventory Portal for Normalization and Reconciliation
  • Configuration Management Tools
  • Bottom Line

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