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 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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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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Efficient receiving starts well before assets show up at the dock.  It requires laying the proper foundation and integrating relevant data ahead of time.  This post outlines AMI’s best practices for receiving, which you can implement on your own or with our assistance. Integrate procurement data Efficient receiving is made possible by integrating purchasing information…

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Not surprisingly, lately I’m being asked more and more about RFID. As prices drop on this technology, its benefits become more and more attractive. I’m a strong advocate for RFID. I’ve written about its value in comparison to other tagging methods (see a summary here). I also produced a webinar titled “Finding the Sweet Spot…

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RF Code announced today the release of the new M174 active tag, which is much smaller than its predecessor. My customers love the automation of active RFID as it completely removes the human factor. However, the tag size has been an issue.  The RF Code tags are smaller than most, but they do still stick…

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A magic bullet that can solve your asset tracking problems for $99? Sorry. I get requests all the time for “a scanner that works well with an IT Asset Management system.” Customers figure some scanning would help things, and I’ve had to explain many times that optimizing ITAM is a bit more complicated than just…

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Fixing “grievous mismanagement” of millions of dollars of government property The headline of a recent article caught my eye: “U.S. Marshals lose track of encrypted radios: WSJ report.” What struck me was the use of the phrase “lose track.” The U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) apparently didn’t know if 2,000 encrypted two-way radios had been assigned…

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Knowing that AMI AssetTrack supports any data capture technology, an AssetTrack user recently asked me how much he should spend on asset tags and should they do barcode, passive or active RFID.  I responded, “it depends.” But in more fully answering his question, we explored some important basics to be considered before committing to an…

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I’m in the business of selling pain relief. As lamentable as it may be, most companies relegate ITAM to the “nice to have someday” category. A vitamin, not a pain killer. Unfortunately, that “someday” is usually hastened along by an audit that reveals a big problem that will require lots of cash or other resources…

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