Technopedia provides a single, consistent, accurate version of the truth to align all IT technology, processes, and decisions--from finance and procurement to operations and compliance--around immediate and actionable data. It is the de facto catalog that powers various Flexera solutions.
Flexera customers have been using Technopedia in two capacities:
as part of inventory process where hardware and software evidence are normalized against Technopedia, and then enriched with various "content packs"; and/or
as a complete reference catalog that drives various business processes beyond inventory like forward-looking planning activities in enterprise architecture, software and hardware approval process, product and/or category ownership, and many others
We have been making Technopedia available to our customers through Flexera One Technopedia API as of last year (see announcement here). We have also provided access to Technopedia UI in limited capacity to select Flexera One customers for a few months now. This announcement marks general availability of Technopedia UI to all Flexera One customers whose entitlements include Technopedia.
What's in This Release?
A new Technopedia menu item that is available to Flexera One customers with entitlements to IT Visibility or standalone Technopedia
Technopedia menu item in Flexera One
Read-only dashboards for Hardware and Software, which contain complete records of hardware products and models, software products and releases, categorization from Technopedia taxonomy
The ability to search (via filters), drill-down from hardware products to hardware models or software products to software releases
Software dashboard in Technopedia UI
The ability to view all lifecycle dates associated with the hardware models or software releases as part of the Enrichment Pack
The ability to view "Details" page which consolidates all attributes of a hardware model or a software release in one comprehensive page
Software release details in Technopedia UI
Daily refresh of the dashboards, synchronized with the same daily catalog generation which feeds into Flexera One IT Visibility and Technopedia API
Enrichment data on Open Source and Hardware Specifications to join the Lifecycle data as part of the Enrichment Pack that is available by default for all IT Visibility and Technopedia customers
Software Vulnerability Enrichment Pack: vulnerability and threat intelligence coming from a combination of data from Secunia Research as well as NVD/NIST