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Dec 15, 2016 - 01:38 AM
95% is commonly used as a good threshold because organizations want good quality data but also appreciate that their environment is always in a state of flux.
There are a number of factors to consider:
Some contracts specify an audit threshold e.g. Microsoft MSPA standard contract states if unlicensed use is 5% or more customer must pay 125% of retail price within 30 days. So there is a compelling commercial benefit to being above 95% accuracy.
Another factor is your clients tolerance of risk. 95% accuracy on 10,000 assets means 500 devices are unacccounted for. Are they happy with that level of risk?
Finally, any push towards higher accuracy costs money. Similar to availability. 99.99999% availiability is much more expensive to provide than 99.99% - is the additional accuracy worth the cost?
We cover this within the inventory module of the 12 box training course.
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