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What Is the Procedure for IT Asset-Management Systems?

Posted By RFID Journal, 09.16.2014

What formal processes do I need to follow?

—Name withheld


There is no formal procedure. I would recommend you work with a good systems integrator. They or an inventory company can apply an RFID tag to each IT asset, and link that tag's ID number to the model number in a database. Many businesses are using carts with a passive ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) reader and several antennas. The cart is wheeled up and down the aisles to take inventory. If your assets are frequently moved, you may wish to create portals at the entry and exit points of data centers, so assets can be identified as they enter or leave an area. Listed below are several articles that might help you:

Cisco Deploys RFID in Its Data Centers

Comcast Puts RFID in Data Centers to Track Assets

Data-Center Firm Deploys RFID to Manage IT Assets

Social Security Administration Tracks Data-Center Assets

How Cognizant Cut Costs by Deploying RFID to Track IT Assets

Bank of America Deploys RFID in Data Centers

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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