LANDesk Asset Lifecycle Manager 4.0 Reduces IT Costs and Risks with Complete Software Asset Management
LONDON – LANDesk Software, a division of Emerson Network Power and a global leader in PC lifecycle management, endpoint protection and IT service management, today announced LANDesk Asset Lifecycle Manager 4.0. Amid a sharp increase in software and compliance audits, and the need for better control of IT assets, Asset Lifecycle Manager 4.0 uniquely delivers complete software asset management, data center readiness and increased integration and control so organizations worldwide can more easily discover, track and manage software licenses.
“Software license tracking is critical for any IT organization,” said Andi Mann, Vice President of Research for leading IT analyst firm, Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). “Without it, software costs soar and CIOs face serious consequences for budget overruns and non-compliance. Using solutions like LANDesk Asset Lifecycle Manager to detect, identify, harvest, and reuse software assets reduces cost and risk while enabling IT to be more agile in response to business needs.”
Asset Lifecycle Manager enables organizations to control proactively IT software assets with comprehensive software discovery, entitlement tracking and recovery capabilities. Asset Lifecycle Manager acts as a catalyst to drive immediate return on investment (ROI) and decrease risk by recovering costs from unused licenses, proving license ownership, identifying and reporting exceptions to entitlement programs. The solution also increases productivity by automating tasks such as license recovery. These attributes enable organizations to better prepare for an audit, as well as gain and demonstrate control.
“Being adequately prepared for a software audit is of utmost concern, especially in bad economies,” said Toby Martin, Director of Product Management, LANDesk. “With Asset Lifecycle Management, we take IT asset management to the next level by insuring the organization is audit-ready, and therefore, IT directors sleep better at night.”
IHS Inc, the leading global source of critical information and insight is a customer of LANDesk. “The power of LANDesk Asset Lifecycle Management is limitless following the principles of ITAM process management,” said Edward Skaff, Manager, IHS Inc. “This product allows us to have a single source for all critical information in terms of assets and software licensing-. We can pull and map data from various sources providing an accurate picture or our environment in real time. LANDesk’s Asset Lifecycle Management solution will allow us to take the organization to the next level improving efficiencies enabling IT to meet the business needs with the challenges of a diverse economy.”
Data Center Readiness
Also new in Asset Lifecycle Manager is a wide range of enhancements, which deliver standards-driven planning, operational monitoring and control for the data center by leveraging process automation, catalog-based device reservation and the asset repository. Asset Lifecycle Manager also boasts integration with VMware that allows users to automate VMware actions through the vCenter architecture. This enables the request-driven, policy-enabled IT asset management control needed to address VM sprawl and the potential license and security problems that can result. Asset Lifecycle Manager also includes a connector for Avocent’s datacenter planning and administration tool, Avocent Mergepoint Infrastructure Explorer (AMIE), which extends the reach of the asset repository into the datacenter infrastructure. This ensures consistent data is maintained between asset, finance and IT operations, breaking down data silos.
Integration and Control
The automation and process control embedded in Asset Lifecycle Manager increases efficiency and centralized control with the delivery of automated responses to requests or events. This allows customers to keep stakeholders informed of changes, and connect tasks across operational silos and their unique applications. For example, an automated patch process can detect new patches made available in LANDesk Management Suite, immediately notify IT and security teams, and automatically initiate a test deployment to lab computers pending approval for general deployment by the change advisory board. By connecting people, processes and tools through automation, Asset Lifecycle Manager increases the efficiency of business and operational processes and enables more effective response for key stakeholders.
To learn more about Asset Lifecycle Manager, please visit http://www.landesk.com/alm4.
About LANDesk Software
LANDesk Software, a division of Emerson Network Power, is a leading provider of systems, security, IT service, and process management solutions for desktops, servers and mobile devices across the enterprise. LANDesk enables thousands of organizations to easily deploy and use end-to-end management solutions. LANDesk is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, with offices located in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, and can be found at www.landesk.com.