It's no secret that the outbreak of Covid-19 was disruptive. Employers were left trying to comply with sudden changes and uncertainty while still running a business. With little warning or insight into what the future held, old systems of managing teams, output, and company inventory quickly fell short of the new demands. As businesses now settle into a new normal, many choose to continue work from home positions in favor of returning to the office.
While many of these changes and challenges have been addressed over the last few years, a few have been consistently overlooked, including IT asset management.
What is IT asset Inventory management?
IT asset management is the crucial task of ensuring all company property has been appropriately tracked. IT asset management starts with an IT asset inventory. Like any other item your business uses, you should have a system for tracking all devices that your business owns. This inventory list will give you a quick overview of the value of your equipment and how many items need to be repaired or replaced. Allowing you to make educated decisions on what to do with company property.
Everyday IT Asset Items include:
- Mobile Devices
- Network Devices
When do you need an IT Inventory Management Service?
Proper IT Inventory Management is always critical, but there are times when new systems are needed in a company's life.
Before or After a Big Move
Before a big move, you should make sure that you have a solid inventory list. This list will show you precisely what you have and expect at your new office. If you have already made a move, it's not too late to get started with a good IT management service. As they say, "better late than never."
Any time significant structural changes happen in a company, a new system for management is needed. With changes such as moving to remote work, it's easy to misplace or forget about company assets. It's more complicated to track items that are spread across multiple locations.
Acquiring another Company
Acquiring another company is a monumental stage for any business and comes with many moving parts. It's best to get ahead of this by ensuring you have a complete list of your company's assets before the merge. Then we can easily add new items as you merge.
What are the Benefits of a professional IT Inventory Management Service?
Businesses can expect significant benefits by switching to a professional IT management service.
Lowered expenses may seem counterintuitive but hiring a professional company will reduce your overall cost for IT management. Your time is better spent focusing on your company, making sure it runs smoothly, and making money. Your employees may not know the proper systems or strategies for IT inventory and continued management. By hiring a professional, you and your employees can spend time on what you're best at and let us focus on what we do best.
We scale with you
Businesses change and grow over time, and so do their needs. We work with companies of all sizes, so we can scale and adapt to your changing company.
Do I need IT Inventory Management Service?
Odds are the answer to this question is yes, but if you want to decide for yourself, we encourage you to ask yourself some of these questions.
- How many computers does your company have? Mobile Devices?
- Do they all work? Or are some in need of repair?
- Where are all of your IT devices? Do you have a tracking system for which employees have which devices?
- Do you need all the devices that you have? Or can you downsize now that employees are working from home?
If you can’t quickly answer all of these questions, it’s time for some updates. So, let us help you bring these systems up to par.
Companies can benefit significantly from implementing an IT Management Service. You get access to a team of experts who know how to inventory your devices, but you also get lowered costs, and the ability to scale with your company. If you're ready to update your asset logs or would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact us. We would be more than happy to answer all of your questions.