The Official Device42 Blog Towards a Unified View of IT Infrastructure

May 15, 2020 11:16am

New Device Ignore Rules Feature and Discovery Enhancements in v16.11.00

What to expect in v16.11.00: A new Device Ignore Rules feature to ignore specified infrastructure during discovery More Detailed VM Name Capture Database Recovery Model Discovery... Read More

May 14, 2020 4:49pm

5 Quick Tips For Effective IT Asset Management

Your job as an IT asset manager is to ensure proper tracking, maintenance, and utilization of important technology assets at your organization. Good ITAM processes make... Read More

May 14, 2020 10:04am

Enter the Device42 Towel Day 2020 Contest

As most readers of this blog are aware, the “42” in Device42 refers to Douglas Adams’ classic “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, a fantastic book... Read More

May 12, 2020 10:50am

4 Signs You Need Help with IT Asset Management

Your IT asset management (ITAM) system should integrate your inventory, contractual, and financial functions in order to optimize strategic decision making and life cycle management within... Read More

May 7, 2020 1:50pm

4 Horrible Mistakes You’re Making With IT Asset Management

A good IT asset manager is great at demonstrating the value the IT department provides to the organization as a whole. Effective IT asset management (ITAM)... Read More


May 4, 2020 11:05am

Configuration Management Databases: Expectations vs. Reality

So, you’re planning on investing in a change management database (CMDB) tool. Great job! This solution will allow you to save immeasurable amounts of time and... Read More

May 1, 2020 4:18pm

AS/400 and z/OS Discovery Enhancements and more in v16.10.00

What to expect in v16.10.00: Improved discovery for legacy midrange and mainframe with additional AS/400 and z/OS features New Discovery support for Huawei FusionServer Device42 knows... Read More


April 30, 2020 10:30am

Three Common Reasons why Your CMDB Isn’t Working (And How to Fix It)

If you’re experiencing difficulties like your auto-discovery being unable to find resources that you know are there, or being unable to register new CIs, you might... Read More

April 29, 2020 10:49am

What Are the Steps of CMDB Deployment Best Practices?

Implementing a CMDB isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition. Gradual deployment is important – move too quickly and you’re likely to end up overwhelming your department or committing... Read More

April 28, 2020 3:44pm

Device42’S Guide To Migration Project Planning Part 5: Decommissioning The Old Datacenter

Introduction In this fifth and final entry in Device42’s Ultimate Guide to migration, we’ll cover post-migration work. This work mainly comprises the decommissioning of your old... Read More