What Are IT Assets?


What are IT assets? IT assets are likely to be the biggest-ticket items an organization is required to purchase to keep business running smoothly. But they not only carry a hefty price tag. They also carry considerable risk, due to the sensitivity of the data typically stored on them, and the fact that these items are often on the move. Consider a mobile phone, for example. Several if not all of your employees may carry a company-issued mobile phone. A phone may sit unattended in an office while an employee pops down the hall. It may accompany an employee to a conference room, to a restaurant, hotel or off-site meeting. It may be forgotten in the car or an airplane. The possibilities for loss and theft are near endless, putting you at risk not just for lost revenue, but compromised security.

Or, let’s say you’re an organization with multiple departments and/or locations. You have a budget for IT assets and want to allocate them according to need. Perhaps you have company-owned equipment that is loaned out to staff on an as-needed basis. In order to manage all of these expensive items effectively, you need an IT asset tracking system that allows you to see your inventory of IT assets as a whole and individually. You need a system that enables you to communicate with every stakeholder involved in the lifecycle of an asset, as it moves from employee to employee, as it’s serviced by staff or an outside company. And you need a way to access at any time such vital information as an IT asset’s insurance policy and expiration date, its maintenance history and check-in/check-out status. You don’t want to be limited as to how many stakeholders you can bring into the conversation. If you’re going to maximize the lifespan of each of your IT assets, you need to close the communication loop and increase accountability throughout your organization. And Asset Panda allows you to do just that – simply and cost effectively.

Asset Panda’s free mobile app, available for both iOS and Android devices, offers the most streamlined, yet powerful way to track your assets any way you want. It’s a system that was designed to adapt to the way you work, not the other way around. No additional hardware or software is required – only the mobile devices you already carry, or use the web app if you prefer. It’s quick and easy to import and export data from the app, create your own reports and customize your data in the way it makes sense for you. Best of all, Asset Panda is flexible enough to adjust as your needs change in the future. Our complete features offering is available to every one of our customers, and you can add as many users as you’d like at no additional charge.

This mobile platform requires no special training to master; it’s built to be incredibly intuitive. In the palm of your hand, you can create a work order, track depreciation figures, establish custom security settings, customize asset listing views, and create notifications and alerts – for example, a reminder that maintenance is due on one of your IT assets, or that an insurance policy is about to expire. You can also create and email custom reports, perform calculations, create custom forms and link groups of data, if you wish. Everything you need to maintain and manage your assets is as near as your phone or tablet, and because the app syncs with the cloud, your data is in real time, 24 hours a day.

You’ve made the investment in your IT assets. Protect that investment with the world’s most powerful, flexible, and simple to use mobile asset tracking platform. To begin your free 14-day trial, visit assetpanda.com


Courtney Roush

Courtney Roush is a freelance writer, editor, and communications strategist with 25 years of experience. Her favorite discipline is crisis communications – and it’s a highly relevant one in our present times.

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