Multi-User Audit

Now available to existing AMI customers, AssetTrack for ServiceNow 3.0 delivers many new capabilities, including the first-of-its-kind multi-user audit function. Multi-user audits are a giant leap forward in data collection. Instead of a single field tech laboriously scanning every piece of equipment in a stockroom, data center, warehouse or other location, teams can divide up…

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Nike ITAM REVIEW AWARD

I was glad to see that ITAM Review, which provides news, reviews and resources for ITAM and SAM professionals, announced its annual excellence awards in May, even if the ceremony had to be held virtually due to Covid-19. Organizations need a feel-good story right now, and these awards accomplish that by honoring some of the…

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Asset Managers

Working from home is the new normal for millions of people, sending organizations and their employees rushing to buy computers, monitors and other technology so the stay-at-home workforce can do their jobs. The state of Colorado, for one, has spent $2.4 million on 1,800 laptops for remote employees, according to the Denver Post. With many…

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  We’re often asked, “What’s the best solution for data collection and inventory tracking? Barcode or RFID?” It depends. Consider the following use cases: Receiving – With an advance shipment notice (ASN) and pre-tagging from your vendor in place, you can use RFID to receive assets at the dock, saving a ton of time. However, when…

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AMI now a Provider Member for the International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) What is IAITAM? IAITAM is the only globally recognized membership and training organization dedicated to offering the highest quality benefits, expertise, best practices, and professionalism to their members in this industry. IAITAM and IAITAM Members are truly dedicated to the advancement…

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Hardware Asset Management

Hardware Asset tagging recommendations from the experts The Asset Tagging Guide provides expertise in labeling IT assets for effective hardware asset tracking using barcode & RFID technology. It should be read by anyone who is considering tagging IT assets. Why asset tagging projects fail Many companies have tried and failed to tag assets using their…

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The promise of RFID is very alluring for those of us (including your truly) who strive for maximum efficiency and accuracy. RFID, in many cases, is a heck of a lot faster and easier for collecting a lot of data in an automated way. RFID can detect things you can’t even see, helping to ensure…

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In a previous blog, I took the position that fixed portal RFID has not yet reached a point where it can be implemented cost effectively into medium to large enterprises – at least when used as the sole method of asset tracking. (Instead, I advocate a hybrid solution combining the best of fixed and handheld…

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