IT Asset Tracking

Processes that rely on active human intervention to physical track sensitive assets (laptops and
mobile devices, external hard drives and storage media, backup tapes) in offices result in
security and compliance measures which are inaccurate and lack real time results required to
locate and identify assets.

Challenges

  • Restricting access to equipment and devices to those with specified certification.
  • Quickly locating personnel and devices.
  • Providing compliance information for security, monitoring, maintenance and problem
    solutions.
  • Associating specific devices with personnel and configurations.

Solutions

  • RFID technology makes it possible to uniquely and automatically identify and associate
    assets, configurations and people.
  • Laptops, tablets, communication equipment, storage devices and individuals can be
    tracked and traced, immediately establishing where something (or someone) is, what it
    is, when it was last used or checked for maintenance, and whether all required
    components are in place for the task at hand, along with the people authorized to use
    them.
  • Devices can be matched to locations, tools matched to the people who use them, and
    people matched to the places they go or can’t go.
  • Personnel badges with RFID chips can be programmed and associated with status,
    qualifications, certifications and experience levels such that device use authorization is
    only granted to those qualified to perform the work and a process can be put in place to
    only provide access to those certified to be on premise.

Benefits

  • Reduced Labor Costs
    • Less time lost due maintenance activities
    • Less productive time lost due to out-of-synch workers, tools and materials
    • Less productive time lost due to manual processes for monitoring and
      management
  • Improved regulatory, security and safety compliance
    • Improved control of devices within sites, thereby improving
      employee/subcontractor monitoring
    • Verifiable actions and 24 x 7 data records to support compliance activities
    • Comprehensive program support across facilities, personnel and
      materials/assets
    • Documentation of who is or was where at any given point in time
  • Reduced Capital Costs
    • Reduced loss and theft of capital equipment