The more things change, the more they stay the same— especially when it comes to budgets and requirements. How does one keep up with it all?
It is crucial to track, manage, and analyze property and infrastructure information to maintain or reduce operational costs.
Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your IWMS and keep up with all the changes thrown your way.
1. Collect as much (accurate) data as possible
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By Brandon Shopp, VP of Product Strategy, SolarWinds
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