New data from 1,516 technology asset decision-makers, from organizations employing 1,000 people or more, finds that almost all of them (96 percent) said that hardware and software asset control is a top five priority in their business.
However, even though an overwhelming number of respondents (83%) said a lack of technology asset management (TAM) appears to be a key business issue for the C-suite — almost one-third (31 percent) are still attempting to track everything connected to the network (thousands of devices) manually.
A bigger conundrum is that almost two-thirds (61 percent) of business leaders see a need for a real-time view of their technology and software assets. But the C-suite believes assets are being scanned hourly (27 percent) or daily (35 percent); yet those at manager level are less confident — scanned hourly (8 percent) and daily (28 percent). When is this scanning chasm most likely to be shortened? When there is a security breach… Although 67 percent of devices have the latest security software and firmware patches, less than half (49 percent) have a solution that scans and validates all devices; 48 percent of devices are not proactively managed at all.
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