Best Practices for IT Asset Discovery

Asset discovery has been both a long-standing priority and a challenge for government IT pros. As IT management has become more centralized, the consequences of not knowing what IT assets are on your network have increased. Keeping track of the presence of dynamic IT assets on networks is a problem that is not going to go away. Given the need to know precisely what’s within your environment, where do you start? To help answer that question, we’ve put together a description of the eight “must-have” aspects of asset discovery that combine to make up a best-practices approach.