Nowadays, every organization’s network is susceptible to a wide variety of threats. For example, there is the IT compliance exposure that stems from the proliferation of illegal or unlicensed software applications across a business. And then there are the IT risks associated with security breaches, viruses, and other related hacker-initiated activities.
When hazards like these present themselves, the results can be disastrous. So, more and more companies are relying on IT asset management solutions to keep their networks protected.
The ability to proactively avoid these, and other network threats is crucial to both business performance, and the preservation of financial integrity. For example, the fines that software vendors impose for failure to ensure IT compliance can be staggering. And, the loss of information and decreased productivity caused by the existence of spyware, malware, unauthorized applications, viruses, and other IT risks often translate directly into lower revenues and declining profits.
Additionally, renowned analyst firm Gartner believes that, because IT has become increasingly central to business processes, and the smooth functioning of IT networks is vital to company performance, IT risk management should be viewed as a mission-critical business initiative, not just an IT effort.