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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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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Digital Transformation

Companies of all sizes are doubling down on digital transformation in the wake of the coronavirus. IDC predicts that digital transformation will account for more than 50% of all information and communications technology investments by 2023, up from 36% in 2019. So, two things: If you aren’t working to accelerate digital transformation of your ITAM,…

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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 Control System

The pillars of IT asset management are people, process, and technology. Without all three working together in harmony, an ITAM program will not deliver results. The key to an exceptional ITAM program is a control system that aligns the three together.    Business backbones Amazon, long known for its logistics, is dependent on control systems.…

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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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Asset tracking

  A lack of efficient asset tracking results in poor quality asset data, limiting your ability to make cost-saving decisions, increases your risk, and degrades confidence in your IT Asset Management (ITAM) program as a whole. Common indicators your current asset tracking system isn’t optimal: When items are purchased and received – model numbers don’t…

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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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Hardware Asset Management field services

To be really good at hardware asset management (and avoid expensive physical inventories) you need the field services team to participate. After all, they’re on the front lines deploying, fixing, moving, and reclaiming assets on a regular basis. Generally speaking, IT asset tracking is not typically a concern of field services because they don’t directly benefit…

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