Tally Systems Launches WebCensus Hosted PC Inventory Service
Tally Systems, the innovative provider of IT asset management solutions, has today announced the launch of WebCensus – www.webcensus.net - a remotely hosted service that provides an instant, accurate inventory over the web. It is a fast, centralised, low-maintenance way to audit enterprise PCs, with nothing to build, install or manage, and requiring no software or servers.
John Mahon Vice-President EMEA of Tally Systems, explains. “IT managers often need an inventory of their organisations hardware and software, but just don’t have the time to do it. It’s a problem that faces IT managers everywhere with the growing litany of IT projects for which an accurate inventory is fundamental. WebCensus has been created to solve this problem”
Mahon continues, “WebCensus recognises that some projects are very time sensitive, and that eliminating work is much more helpful than adding new steps. It requires no installation, no training, and no maintenance. Run over the web, results are available immediately, lowering temperatures in boardrooms and tempers in senior executives. WebCensus gets IT managers what they need, when they need it.”
The benefits of the WebCensus hosted PC audit service include quick results, low risk, cost effectiveness, no installation or maintenance, unsurpassed accuracy and unmatched detail. With a unique net-native architecture, WebCensus can securely and efficiently audit PCs and return inventory results in minutes. The reports and inventory data can be accessed by IT managers instantly via the web.
As WebCensus is a hosted service, it completely eliminates the need for installing, configuring, and updating complex software. This reduces stress on IT staff, protects IS infrastructure and removes the need for in-house upgrades.
Cost reduction begins with finding out what you have and then using it more efficiently. WebCensus provides an alternative to cumbersome network management tools, designed specifically to help with the most critical IT projects; migration to new applications like Windows 2000, software license compliance, and reports for internal auditing and budgeting.
Mahon explains, “For over ten years we have consistently delivered the most accurate PC inventory data in the industry. Tally Systems invented automated PC inventory and has developed its patented census recognition technology to meet the most stringent customer requirements. WebCensus’ auditing technology is built around this core expertise and provides IT managers with accurate hardware and software configuration details unavailable from any other hosted inventory service.”
WebCensus provides the following details:
· System manufacturer, model and serial number
· Microprocessor speed, manufacturer and type
· Base, extended and expanded RAM
· Hard disk, floppy disk, and CD-ROM drives
· Disk cache and total free disk space
· I/O ports
· BIOS manufacturer and version
· Computer and domain name
· Communication and network cards
· Video adapters
· Keyboard, mouse, and monitor type
· Presence and type of local printer
· Modem manufacturer, model and speed
· Overdrive upgrades and MMX chips
· DMI information
· Product name and version number
· Serial numbers for common software products
· Installation status (full or partial)
· Application path
· LAN driver and shell versions
· OS serial number
· Service pack and build
· MAC address and IP address
· And more…
WebCensus is a subscription-based service with predictable ongoing fees. IT managers can offload management costs and pay only for the services they use, rather than invest in a software product and incur its associated installation and maintenance costs. The result, according to Gartner Group, can often be savings of 50% - 70%. Such savings have already been documented among enterprises that have adopted hosted applications.
WebCensus is priced from £2, £5 and £11 per PC for 1, 3 and 12 month subscriptions, respectively, based in the length and type of service.
WebCensus is available from http://www.webcensus.net
About Tally Systems
Tally Systems delivers innovative IT asset management solutions to ensure effective technology investment and successful IT projects. Tally Systems pioneered automated PC inventory over a decade ago, and continues to develop applications, services and integrations to support critical IT initiatives such as migrations, software license compliance and end user support. Tally Systems products have been licensed on over 9,000,000 PC’s at 12,000 sites worldwide.
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