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"Executive SummaryInformation technology expenditures comprise an increasing portion of IT budgets—IT assets can often account for more than half of an enterprise’s total asset base. With the changing nature of today’s technology and the complexity of network environments, enterprises find it difficult to track the IT assets they own. Without an accurate record of their IT assets, it is challenging for enterprises to determine if IT is providing value and to meet financial, regulatory and license compliance requirements.
Microsoft® System Center Configuration Manager 2007 includes hardware and software inventory and software metering capabilities that help IT organizations understand exactly what hardware and software assets they have, who is using them, and where they are. Asset Intelligence translates the inventory data into information, attaching metadata to inventory, and provides rich reports that IT administrators can use to optimize hardware and software usage. With Configuration Manager 2007 and Asset Intelligence, companies can make informed decisions about their IT assets, improve IT operations and mitigate compliance risks."
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" Executive Summary Information technology expenditures comprise an increasing portion of IT budgets