Fast, current, accurate knowledge is the foundation of effective IT infrastructure planning, maintenance, and replacement decisions. It's also at the heart of effective IT governance, which requires responding to audits to demonstrate compliance with regulatory mandates, software licenses, and industry standards. Simply collecting data isn't enough. You need the ability to extract and analyze specific information from a unified, centralized database. You also need the power to turn data into knowledge so you can improve service while reducing costs, plus the agility to demonstrate asset and license compliance.