IT Asset tracking explained

November 25, 2015

Office IT Equipment

IT asset tracking has fast become a major part in helping networks that are on a continual growth climb to better manage assets in a fashion where you know in detail what IT assets you have, what they are, and where they are. As companies grow so to can the confusion with asset management, especially if we are talking about more than one office.

Without IT asset tracking software, comes the need to do things manually which is not just time consuming but it’s also a waste of man-power and money. In an age where IT is on an ever-increasing path of advancements it makes sense to explore the realms of automated processes that can save time and money.

Programs that can help manage assets save you time because they will monitor and gather data for you, and then keep it up-to-date, much faster than a pair of human hands can do.

How Will IT Asset Management Software Help?

Asset management software will help compile a database for you by compiling all of your IT assets into one place (great for offices in other locations). What this then offers you is a database of all your IT systems under one roof so you can see your whole network on one screen.

It doesn’t just stop there though; because once you have a database that lists every IT asset all the hard work is done. As you know, computers are prone to constant patches and updates and with an IT asset management program you can enable it so that each computer that comes online is checked for any updates or patches is may need (automatically). Imagine that?

Easy to update for growing companies

As your company grows, so too will the network so having room to add to this means that new machines can be added to the database keeping things simple and well managed.

Usually this type of software will also alert you to any specific hardware problems or software viruses that raise their heads; this means the program will check for server and workstation issues and draw anything that it deems as a problem to your attention. What this results in is better productivity because you can get someone to jump on the issue straightaway so that the problem doesn’t become serious.

Using this type of solution will then free up staff time so the people that would be normally assigned to the laborious job will now be able to focus their times and efforts on other aspects of helping the company move forward. Redeployment to productive tasks means that the business can develop in key areas such as development, training and testing purposes, while you let the software automatically handle your IT Assets.