This IBM Redbooks publication provides an overview of the IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT portfolio. The portfolio is made up of the three primary products, IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT, IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager for z/OS, and IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager.
By using these products together, you can implement a comprehensive IT asset management solution. This book provides a functional overview of each of the products in the portfolio and also provides example scenarios of how they can be used to address IT asset management disciplines.
The IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT product is a relatively new acquisition. It has its roots in enterprise asset management and has very rich function.
This product will be enhanced and adapted to provide functions specific to IT asset management, such as facilities to handle contract management, full asset life-cycle management, integration with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions and much more.
This book introduces the portfolio and describes its current capabilities. Our intention for the future is to provide additional materials for a deeper understanding of best practices for using the portfolio to implement a complete IT asset management solution.
Table of contents
Part 1. Introduction to IT Asset Management
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Architecture
Part 2. IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT Portfolio products
Chapter 3. IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager for z/OS
Chapter 4. IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager
Chapter 5. IBM Tivoli Asset Management for IT product
Part 3. Asset Management scenarios
Chapter 6. Managing the Asset Management Lifecycle
Chapter 7. Contract Management
Chapter 8. License Management and Compliance
Chapter 9. Integration with Service Desk applications
Chapter 10. Asset reconciliation
Chapter 11. Integration with ERP Systems
Chapter 12. Extending Asset Management for IT: Where we are headed