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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AMI Now IAITAM Provider Member

IAITAM Provider Member AMI

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 | Barcode and RFID Tagging Best Practices

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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Finding the ROI sweet spot with RFID

RFID sweet spot graphic

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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RFID is a sleepy security guard

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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AMI’s new AssetTrack® version 3.5 offers big steps forward in compatibility, usability and security

AMI AssetTrack - Asset Management Software

AMI’s new AssetTrack® version 3.5 offers big steps forward in compatibility, usability and security The culmination of nine months of development and testing, AMI is pleased to announce the latest upgrade to their acclaimed AssetTrack™ technology, version 3.5. “3.5 is a terrific suite of new features,” says AMI President and CEO Thomas Watson. “Every change…

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RFID Tips For Your Tag Team

RFID has the potential to streamline your asset tracking. Alas, for all its speed and convenience, it also has the potential to create inaccuracies by RFID readers not reading tags that you want and reading tags that you don’t. In our experience, many inaccuracies can be traced to two sources: RFID tag placement and reader…

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Should you RFID ASAP?

The promise of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) for IT asset tracking is finally being fulfilled. After years of “hurry up and wait,” the technology has advanced sufficiently in terms of reliability and cost-effectiveness to make it an option well worth the consideration of most Data Center Managers. RFID tags from companies such as Confidex are…

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