What kind of organization needs to track computers? Perhaps the easier question is what kind of organization doesn’t? Your computers and IT equipment are among your biggest investments, if not the largest financial expenditure you have a business. They’re also among the most frequently targeted for theft – especially laptop computers, which your employees carry throughout the workplace, to their homes and offsite events. If you haven’t implemented the proper security measures on your IT equipment, you could be putting your company and clients at risk in the event of theft or loss.
To maximize the investment you’ve made in your IT equipment, you need to be able to track the entire lifecycle of your assets. That includes not only their exact location and condition, but also their complete maintenance histories, insurance policy information, check-in/check-out status, service schedules, lease/purchase information, and depreciation/inflation, among other details.
“To maximize the investment you’ve made in your IT equipment, you need to be able to track the entire lifecycle of your assets.”
It may be tempting to think you don’t need a formal system to track computers – that you can rely on an Excel spreadsheet and charge a few of employees with maintaining it. The problem is, your asset-related data is always changing. It’s very easy to miss a detail, enter a typo or simply forget to log in an important piece of information. Employees sometimes have to spend hours trying to locate missing items. In the worst-case scenarios, companies continue to pay insurance on “ghost assets,” or items that aren’t even in their inventory anymore, but which haven’t been reported missing. Without formal means to track computers, you might have one department in need of IT equipment while another department has computers sitting idle. Maintenance schedules are forgotten, computers aren’t updated, and sometimes minor repairs mushroom into major overhauls or worse. Without an equipment refresh schedule, organizations may find themselves having to purchase several new computers for which they hadn’t budgeted. Whether your company is large or small, and regardless of your industry, you’re juggling multiple priorities. It makes good financial sense to invest in an asset tracking solution that automates much of this process and tracks all of your asset data in real time.
Ideally, you want to be able to track computers from wherever you are – whether you’re in the field, on at home after hours, a business trip or in the office. Business is mobile, and you shouldn’t have to wait until you’re in front of a computer to enter a new asset or look up details about an existing one. Ease of use is vitally important, so all of your stakeholders get on board quickly and buy into your new and more efficient asset tracking and management procedures.
Asset Panda offers the simplest, yet most powerful mobile platform to track computers. Powered by free mobile iOS and Android apps that sync with the cloud, Asset Panda puts the control for managing and tracking assets into the palm of your hand. All you need is the smartphone or tablet you already carry; the app includes a mobile barcode scanner and a comprehensive suite of customizable features, so you can track computers any way you want.
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