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Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager Advanced Deployment by Martyn Coupland

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Using the inventory data to your advantage

By storing hardware and software inventory, you are storing a huge amount of information about the devices in your environment, which can be used for numerous purposes. Common examples of how this data is used are as follows:

  • Automated removal of software
  • License compliance for your estate
  • Tracking the life of the assets

Making use of the inventory you collect is important for a number of reasons: the main reason is pure administration of your estate. For the preceding reasons, the inventory allows you to control your environment.

The way companies use inventory data varies; some companies use reporting to provide data for key performance indicators, while others just use the data for internal consumption ...

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