IT Asset Management (ITAM) is becoming an increasingly important, yet difficult responsibility as the number of IT assets increases exponentially. Trying to keep track of mobile assets adds to the complexity. Surprisingly many organizations still use time-consuming manual pencil and paper, or barcode processes to track IT assets. Not only are these processes extremely labor intensive, they are often prone to human error. RFID technology can be leveraged not only to automate the physical inventory process, but also to provide real-time tracking of IT equipment.
In a recent research study of enterprises implementing RFID solutions, surprisingly the majority of them are not implementing RFID for supply-chain or manufacturing purposes as one would expect. Most are implementing RFID IT asset tracking solutions. The main reason is that there is a quicker ROI when utilizing the technology to track IT assets.