Centrix Software, a leading provider of workspace computing solutions, today announced the availability of WorkSpace iQStart, a newly upgraded, free inventory tool that delivers detailed assessment of large-scale desktop and application environments, providing essential data to IT teams planning transformation projects and for ongoing monitoring of their existing infrastructure.

“Upfront assessment of the desktop environment is a critical part of any technology change and ongoing IT initiative. Having the right data about the software and hardware estate ensures projects go more smoothly and the benefits of the technology investments are realized faster. As user workspaces become more complex, comprising desktop, virtual and cloud applications, this type of data is even more important,” said Paul Burke, director of products, Centrix Software. “Using WorkSpace iQStart, IT professionals can make more informed early decisions when planning and piloting new platforms and applications, such as Windows 7, Office 2010, desktop/application virtualization, and see where greater efficiencies and savings can be delivered using analytics.”

Available for download at http://www.centrixsoftware.com/products/workspace-iq-start/registration/, WorkSpace iQStart, formerly named WorkSpace Discovery, allows organizations to:

  • Catalog installed software and hardware
  • Identify user requirements associated with assets

The free tool also provides the ability to see potential areas for cost saving and optimization across the desktop environment, for example where installed assets are not being used at all or as they were intended. Centrix Software provides an easy license key upgrade to WorkSpace iQ, an advanced analytics solution that helps IT professionals further improve the efficiency of technology service delivery. This augments WorkSpace iQStart with the richest, deepest insight into the usage of applications, content and devices, enabling advanced planning solutions for Windows 7, desktop virtualization and cloud projects, and continuous IT rationalization and management.