Inaccurate inventory can wreak havoc on any company; but in an industry as volatile as telecom, the issue becomes magnified. Misallocated or missing resources can severely impact network performance, in turn affecting customer experience. Thanks to inventory reconciliation and discovery systems, these issues can be more effectively managed by automatically finding and rectifying discrepancies. Not all of these systems are created equally, though.
An effective system should:
Utilize open source software
Efficiently process huge amounts of data
Run on commodity hardware