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The Real Scoop on Agent-Based IT Asset Management Technology (Part 4 of 4)

This is the final post in my blog series addressing the many myths and misconceptions about agent-based IT asset management technology.  The four parts to the series are as follows: Intro: The Great Debate Agent Deployment Data Collection Network and End-User Impact Part 4: Network and End-User Impact Another common fallacy about agent-based technologies is that they create a significant burden on the network. In the past, available bandwidth was, in fact, a legitimate concern; but network...

The Real Scoop on Agent-Based IT Asset Management Technology (Part 3 of 4)

This post is part 3 of 4 of a series of articles addressing many of the common misconceptions associated with agent-based asset management solutions.  The four parts in this series are: Intro: The Great Debate Agent Deployment Data Collection Network and End-User Impact Part 3: Data Collection Another misconception we occasionally hear is that agent-less solutions can scan and collect information from more machines, more quickly.  I’m not entirely certain how this assumption came to...

The Real Scoop On Agent-Based IT Asset Management Technology (Part 2 of 4)

This post is part 2 of 4 of a series of articles addressing many of the common misconceptions associated with agent-based asset management solutions.  The four parts to the series are as follows: Intro: The Great Debate Agent Deployment Data Collection Network and End-User Impact Part 2: Agent Deployment One reason computer inventory agents have developed a reputation for being “invasive” is because they physically reside on end-user machines.  In contrast, agent-less technologies...

The Real Scoop On Agent-Based IT Asset Management Technology (Part 1 of 4)

Part 1) The Great Debate Having read (and responded to) comments to Martin Thompson’s recent blog post about the pros and cons of using agent-based IT asset management technology, I felt compelled to articulate my perspective on the subject.  It’s a topic that seems to generate a fair share of controversy, and although I may live to regret stirring the pot (novice blogger that I am), I believe the arguments in favor of agent-based technology have been generally under-represented, poorly...
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