When Does Your IT Asset Management Tool Become Outdated?

An IT Asset Management Tool carries a company’s entire IT Asset footprint, allowing the owners of the tools to push new items onto the database and complete actions when the platform calls for them.  This takes the workload off the asset owner, and removes much of the need for actually handling and owning the asset maintenance.

The typical purchase of an IT Asset Manager is followed by a ramp-up to full expansion period of 3-12 months, depending on the scale of the company and how quickly the tool can grow to other locations.  Actual expansion to every location may never occur, but after 1-2 years, there will be a steady state usage for the most appropriate parts of the business.  With the speed of device and platform technology growth, along with the increased connectivity quality, patches and upgrades will be necessary during this short time frame.  In 5-10 years, many assets become obsolete, and a revamp of both the asset data and quite possibly the ITAM tool itself needs to be instituted sooner rather than later. 

So how do we respond to this issue?  Within 5-10 years, the investment in the ITAM tool will become more costly to maintain, and the company will often have a new group of IT Asset Manager’s looking for the next tool.  Newer assets break the mold of the old ITAM tool, which calls more than ever for a flexible, modular quality, scale-able product.  As more time passes, the suitability of the assets and the ITAM platform and the integration fit between business automation software and the platform will become a rapidly growing disparity that is directly proportional to the demand for more manual support and resources. 

Similar to how Oomnitza is designed and built, a great ITAM tool reflects the future of devices and connectivity, and is built to lower cost in the long-term, instead of just the short-term.  Updating Oomnitza is a modular effort, and the point is to be as device and business platform agnostic as possible.  Adapting Oomnitza to integrate with third-party business solutions such as JIRA, slack, MobileIron, and Google Apps just takes building an API.  Choosing Oomnitza is a no-brainer for many of the large 20+ customers who gain value from Oomnitza’s scalability and integrate-ability, and this is only at the seed stage of the company.