Case Study: Social Security Administration Manages IT Assets With RFID

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In September 2012, an RFID system was installed to track servers at the U.S. Social Security Administration’s 100,000-square-foot Woodlawn data center. Passive UHF hard-cased tags were attached to 15,000 servers, with fixed reader portals located at the data center’s exit, and with handhelds used to capture inventory data from servers and other IT equipment stored in racks. In this session, the leader of that project will explain why the agency decided to deploy RFID, how it chose its technology partner, how the system was rolled out and the business benefits the system has delivered. In addition, hear how the project is being expanded, and how RFID is being used to provide more accurate inventory counts, as well as improved asset utilization and accountability.