Having an up-to-date network documentation is the key for many IT processes. Common solutions such as CMDB, helpdesk or service management solutions can only operate efficiently, if the underlying data is up-to-date.
That’s where network inventory and discovery solutions enter the game. Their goal is to harvest as much information automatically as possible. In most cases, gathering information automatically is much less error prone and ensures that you have correct information within your IT systems. In most cases, it makes sense to use a network discovery product on a regular basis. However there are situations, where buying a fully blown network documentation product exceeds the project budget.
For instance, a customer wants to start a pilot in order to evaluate a CMDB or helpdesk solution. Part of the pilot is getting real data of the customers environment into the tool. However getting a critical mass manually into the database is a high effort and often not possible. In this case, it would be ideal to run a discovery product only for the duration of the initial database population.
For those cases, JDisc offers a project license where IT consultants, IT service providers, or other tool vendors can use the network discovery product only for the duration of the project. The duration can go down to only one week and very cost effective compared to a permanent license.
So the next time remember JDisc’s project licenses when your client asks for a network assessment or if you need a network discovery tool for your pilot projects.