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Revolutionizing ITAM: How the Virima-Ivanti Partnership is changing the game in 5 steps

IT asset management has become increasingly important in today’s business landscape, as organizations rely more heavily on technology to run their operations. With the rise of remote work and the increasing complexity of IT systems, managing IT assets has become a critical task for businesses of all sizes. The partnership between Virima and Ivanti offers a comprehensive solution for ITAM, providing businesses with complete visibility and control over their IT assets.

Let us explore the benefits of effective ITAM and how the Virima and Ivanti partnership can help organizations achieve these benefits. So, let’s dive in and discover how IT asset management can help your business thrive in today’s digital age.

Here are 5 questions you must ask before formulating your ITAM strategy

1. Unified IT asset management platform

A unified ITAM platform allows organizations to manage all their IT assets from a single platform. This platform provides a centralized location for tracking, monitoring, and managing the entire lifecycle of IT assets, including hardware, software, and licenses.

Benefits of having a single source of truth for IT asset data

Having a single source of truth for IT asset data offers several benefits to organizations, including:

Improved accuracy and reliability

By consolidating all IT asset data into a single platform, organizations can eliminate duplicate or conflicting data, reducing errors and improving the accuracy and reliability of asset information.

Increased efficiency

With a unified platform, IT teams can streamline asset management processes, reducing manual tasks and automating workflows. This can help improve efficiency and productivity, allowing IT teams to focus on more strategic initiatives.

Cost savings

By gaining better visibility and control over IT assets, organizations can optimize asset usage, reduce unnecessary spending, and avoid costly compliance violations.

Better decision-making

With a single source of truth for IT asset data, organizations can make more informed decisions about asset purchases, upgrades, and retirements. They can also gain insights into asset usage patterns and identify areas for improvement.

Overall, a unified ITAM platform can help organizations improve ITAM practices, reduce costs, and increase efficiency and productivity.

2. Improved IT asset discovery and inventory

The partnership between the two companies provides a solution that improves IT asset discovery and inventory by leveraging advanced technologies and methodologies. The solution offers a comprehensive and accurate view of all IT assets, including hardware, software, and cloud services, across the entire organization.

The solution uses automated discovery and inventory tools to scan the network and collect data on all connected devices and applications. The data is then consolidated and analyzed to provide a complete picture of the IT environment, including asset configurations, usage patterns, and dependencies.

Benefits of accurate and comprehensive IT asset data

Accurate and comprehensive IT asset data provides several benefits to organizations, including:

Improved security

With a complete view of all IT assets, organizations can identify and mitigate security risks more effectively. They can also ensure that all assets are properly configured and patched, reducing the risk of vulnerabilities and cyberattacks.

Optimized asset usage

By understanding how IT assets are being used, organizations can optimize asset usage and reduce unnecessary spending. They can also identify underutilized assets and repurpose them for other business needs.

Improved compliance

Accurate and comprehensive IT asset data helps organizations comply with regulatory requirements and industry standards. Also, they can ensure that all assets are properly licensed and that software usage is in compliance with vendor agreements.

Better decision-making

With a complete view of IT assets, organizations can make more informed decisions about asset purchases, upgrades, and retirements. They can also identify areas for improvement and optimize asset management practices.

Accurate and comprehensive IT asset data is essential for effective ITAM and can help organizations reduce costs, improve security, and increase efficiency.

3. Enhanced IT Asset Lifecycle Management

Virima and Ivanti integration provides a solution that enhances IT asset lifecycle management by providing a centralized platform for managing the entire lifecycle of IT assets. Also, the solution offers a range of features and functionalities for asset procurement, deployment, maintenance, and retirement.

It allows organizations to track and manage asset data throughout their lifecycle, including asset configurations, maintenance schedules, and warranty information. The solution also provides real-time visibility into asset usage and performance, allowing organizations to optimize asset usage and reduce costs.

Benefits of efficient and effective IT asset lifecycle management

Efficient and effective IT asset lifecycle management provides several benefits to organizations, including:

Reduced costs

By optimizing asset usage and reducing unnecessary spending, organizations can save money on IT asset procurement and maintenance.

Improved productivity

Also, by ensuring that IT assets are properly configured and maintained, organizations can reduce downtime and improve productivity.

Informed decision-making

With real-time visibility into asset usage and performance, organizations can make more informed decisions about asset purchases, upgrades, and retirements.

Enhanced compliance

Also, by tracking asset data throughout its lifecycle, organizations can ensure that all assets are properly licensed and compliant with regulatory requirements and industry standards.

Improved security

By properly maintaining and retiring IT assets, organizations can reduce the risk of security breaches and cyberattacks.

Overall, efficient and effective IT asset lifecycle management is essential for optimizing asset usage, reducing costs, and improving productivity and security.

4. Streamlined IT asset compliance and security

The partnership between the two companies provides a solution that streamlines IT asset compliance and security. It does by providing a centralized platform for managing compliance and security requirements across all IT assets. 

Also, the solution offers a range of features and functionalities for tracking and managing compliance and security data, including policy management, risk assessment, and vulnerability scanning.

The solution allows organizations to identify and mitigate compliance and security risks more effectively. It provides real-time visibility into asset configurations, usage patterns, and vulnerabilities. 

The solution also offers automated workflows and reporting capabilities to streamline compliance and security processes and reduce manual effort.

Benefits of maintaining compliance and security in IT asset management

Maintaining compliance and security in ITAM provides several benefits to organizations, including:

Reduced risk

By identifying and mitigating compliance and security risks, organizations can reduce the risk of regulatory violations, data breaches, and cyberattacks.

Improved efficiency

By automating compliance and security processes, organizations can reduce manual effort. It can also improve efficiency, allowing IT teams to focus on more strategic initiatives.

Enhanced decision-making

With real-time visibility into compliance and security data, organizations can make more informed decisions about asset purchases, upgrades, and retirements.

Improved reputation

By maintaining compliance and security in ITAM, organizations can build trust with customers, partners, and stakeholders. Hence, improving their reputation and brand value.

Reduced costs

By avoiding compliance violations and security breaches, organizations can save money on fines, legal fees, and remediation costs.

Overall, maintaining compliance and security in ITAM is essential for reducing risk, improving efficiency, and protecting the organization’s reputation and assets.

5. Increased visibility and control over IT assets

The integration between Virima and Ivanti provides a solution that increases visibility and control over IT assets by providing a centralized platform for managing all IT assets. 

The solution offers a range of features and functionalities for tracking and managing asset data, including hardware, software, and cloud services.

It allows organizations to gain real-time visibility into their IT assets, including asset configurations, usage patterns, and dependencies. 

The solution also offers automated workflows and reporting capabilities to streamline asset management processes and reduce manual effort.

Benefits of having greater visibility and control over IT assets

Having greater visibility and control over IT assets provides several benefits to organizations, including:

Improved asset utilization

By understanding how IT assets are being used, organizations can optimize asset usage and reduce unnecessary spending. They can also identify underutilized assets and repurpose them for other business needs.

Reduced risk

By having a complete view of all IT assets, organizations can identify and mitigate security risks more effectively. They can also ensure that they properly configure and patch all assets, thereby reducing the risk of vulnerabilities and cyberattacks.

Improved compliance

By tracking asset data, including licensing and regulatory requirements, organizations can ensure that all assets are properly licensed and in compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.

Better decision-making

With real-time visibility into asset usage and performance, organizations can make more informed decisions about asset purchases, upgrades, and retirements. They can also identify areas for improvement and optimize asset management practices.

Improved productivity

By ensuring that IT assets are properly configured and maintained, organizations can reduce downtime and improve productivity.

Having greater visibility and control over IT assets is essential for optimizing asset usage, reducing costs, improving security and compliance, and increasing productivity.

Make IT asset management effective with Virima and Ivanti

The partnership between Virima and Ivanti is truly revolutionizing ITAM by providing seamless integration and an efficient, user-friendly experience. The fully-configured integration to the Ivanti CMDB through the Virima and Ivanti UIs allows users to effortlessly choose from over 100 Virima blueprints to map to Ivanti CMDB objects, including custom objects. This ensures that users can easily identify which discovery properties to sync to the Ivanti CMDB and select asset-specific correlators to prevent duplication.

Moreover, the process of deciding which Virima-discovered assets or updates to move to the Ivanti CMDB is simplified through a filterable list in Virima. It enables users to quickly view all assets and updates and select the ones they want to copy to the CMDB. This streamlined approach not only enhances the overall ITAM experience but also empowers organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and make more informed decisions.

Find out more about Ivanti and Virima integration by requesting a demo right away!

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