Many organizations have processes and tools in place to keep track of their IT hardware assets with the goal to have visibility and control of those assets throughout the product lifecycle— from acquisition to retirement. The important thing is to make sure that the necessary hardware asset data is also available to the software asset management (SAM) and license optimization process. This will allow the organization to maintain license compliance and reduce ongoing costs for both desktop and datacenter enterprise software.
A tool by itself is not enough, so organizations need to have processes and policies in place to manage hardware (and software) assets. Read this white paper to learn about: