Take care when looking at network discovery tools. Many vendors promise to collect zillions of different device attributes. But do you really need them all? Who cares which keyboard is connected to a PC or what mouse you are using? When it comes to network discovery tools, the data quality is more important than the quantity!
And the data quality is where the discovery tools differ from the “me too” tools to products that really add value to your IT organization. That’s why we have written an article that has been first published in a shortened versoin on the ITAM Review in April 2014.
The article covers the different aspects of data quality and what it means in the context of network inventory and documentation.
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