Cost Analysis for RFID, Budgeting for Extreme Automation

RFID: Revised cost analysis

RFID has long had the promise of being the disruptive technology for IT asset management, but the COVID pandemic has created a new urgency for global enterprises around hardware asset management and more specifically, automating asset tracking. “What will it cost and how will that impact my budget?” Understandably, this is usually the first thing…

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Intelligent Automation Tools for Hardware Asset Tracking

Asset Tracking Automation

There is a myriad of ways hardware asset management can fail. Not having a solid asset tracking automation system in place is one of the main reasons. Many companies are still using manual processes, spreadsheets, and slow, frustrating data capture tools, which makes accurate data capture impossible and leads to bad data in the system,…

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Process Control for Hardware Asset Management

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Getting your hardware asset management system in place might seem overwhelming. Figuring out the best tools to use, how to get them set up for your specific needs and then working to get everyone on board to use them can feel impossible.  Process Control pulls it all together.

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3 Prerequisites for Every Hardware Asset Management Program

3 prerequisites for every hardware asset management program

Having a hardware asset management solution in place is essential, however, “Most organizations do not have a formal ITAM program but recognize the need to implement one in support of their digital business objectives.” Pamela Wheelwright, Senior Director Analyst, Gartner. A reliable hardware asset management program can help you achieve success with: Increasing worker productivity…

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Get Started with Multi-User Audits within AssetTrack for ServiceNow

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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ITAM Review Awards for 2020 Underscore Industry Leadership

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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4 Tips for IT Asset Managers During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Tips for 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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Barcode vs. RFID

barcode vs. RFID

  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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