One of the headaches that IT managers always run into is the fact that the technology is constantly evolving and the internal architecture is constantly getting more and more complex. It is also no secret that the majority of issues running into IT departments is misconfigurations of software. This is why having software that configures the other software for you is so important.
It is critical that a business is on top of things when it comes to software configuration management. It only takes one thing to be off to set off a chain reaction and then all heck is breaking loose. For one thing, the software needs to be up to date with the records. These records will include such things as a list of what hardware is currently part of the system when the last time work was done on the system by date, and also what various flavors of software are currently installed on the system itself.
Some of the many benefits that can come from such a comprehensive project are as follows:
1. The increase in control which can happen when the assets are more thoroughly tracked.
2. The reliability of the system is more reliably tracked and is certainly enhanced when this type of system is in place. This could also identify issues when the system is in disarray and let the IT department where exactly in the system the problems lie.
3. There is also enhanced management and a stronger sense of reconciliation when this type of project is good to go. There is by no means an easy solution but this will be the best solution.
As you can see, there are many reasons why this type of project should get underway. There is really no reason to not use it.