IT Asset Tracking Guide
Practical step-by-step instructions for tracking IT hardware and other fixed assets
The Asset Tracking Guide provides a comprehensive set of guidelines for developing and implementing an effective ITAM program at an organization of any significant size. It is intended for asset managers who need to keep track of a large number of physical IT assets such as computer equipment, vehicles, furniture, or other high-value objects.
The most common method for tracking assets is to perform regular wall-to-wall inventories whenever an asset report is needed. Inventories are time consuming and expensive, and since assets move around regularly, the data collected during an inventory is often outdated before the finished reports are distributed.
With an effective IT asset tracking process, you can have confidence that your asset inventory is complete, current and accurate at all times.
Topics covered in this guide include:
- Building your requirements
- The asset lifecycle
- Assembling the tools
- Recommended asset tracking processes
- Auditing your database
- Advanced topics such as data reconciliation, vendor reporting, RFID, and auto-discovery