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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The Truth About Hardware Asset Management and RFID

Hardware Asset Management RFID

  One of the most common questions we receive from organizations as they tackle hardware asset management (HAM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM) initiatives is around the use of RFID and what it costs. The truth is, RFID works very well for some asset categories. For others, it is ineffective and expensive. Data Center Assets…

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Fixing grievous mismanagement


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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Thanks for the shout out

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I was extremely gratified to read a recent blog post from our friends over at Techport Thirteen about the AssetTrack® online product demonstration I gave in mid-June. Poster Rob Swingle from Techport Thirteen was among the attendees.   I invite you to read the blog yourself, but I wanted to highlight a comment there I was particularly…

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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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ITAM Lifecycle Process

lifecycle process

Many of our customers are referred to us due to mergers or internal/external audit requirements–or simply the desire to begin measuring the financial performance of the IT organization by tracking assets.  Since it’s all about data, analyzing the processes that maintain IT asset data is critical to ensuring data is maintained accurately over time. For…

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