Asset Insight supplies latest data on your network

Asset Insight 2.5 collects data about networked clients to give managers a basis for
making decisions, Tangram Enterprise Solutions Inc. officials said.


Managers can send out agents from Asset Insight—contained in a 2M e-mail
attachment or on diskette—that will conduct regular inventories of networked
products.


With the Desktop Management Interface-compliant application, the Cary, N.C., company
supplies an Oracle Corp. relational database management system to store the collected
data.


Users need not know the Structured Query Language, but they should be skilled at the
Microsoft Office level. They can request lists from Asset Insight showing, say, the
most-used applications within the enterprise, said Steve Kuekes, Tangram’s chief
information officer.


Asset Insight 2.5 can help draft plans for enterprise computing standards compliance
and year 2000 readiness. It determines the cost of software upgrades in terms of product
expense, labor and lost productivity.


It also tracks year 2000 corrections as they are made to networked PCs. The package
generates a single-page work order for each PC, which managers can show to vendors to
obtain quotes for upgrades.


Asset Insight users include the California Water Resources Department and Veterans
Affairs Department. Agencies can buy Tangram products from systems integrators Electronic
Data Systems Corp., GTE Corp. and Unisys Federal Systems in McLean, Va.


Asset Insight 2.5 runs under Microsoft Windows NT Server or Workstation 4.0, but it
must be installed on a machine capable of running the Oracle7 DBMS.


Agencies that load Asset Insight on an NT Workstation 4.0 machine can use TCP/IP or
shared drives to communicate with the network, Kuekes said.


Contact Tangram at 919-653-6000.

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