If you are looking to improve IT asset utilisation, the accuracy and efficiency of IT audits, maximise depreciation deductions or reduce the costs associated with missing or lost equipment, then you might be interested in a cost-effective UHF RFID solution we are delivering for a client as part of an asset intelligence technology roll-out.
A new audit report on the U.S. Department of Defense [DoD] has called for urgent action to improve the tracking and accountability of more than 747,000 in weapons and equipment [approx. value US$626 million] supplied to Afghan National Security Forces [ANSF] since 2004, sparking fears they could end up in the wrong hands. This comes on the back of another report in March 2014 which found that the US Army did not have effective procedures for managing equipment [which included weapons, weapons systems, and other sensitive equipment] held in yards in Afghanistan awaiting repatriation back to the US. Continue reading “Serious asset data integrity issues plague US Department of Defense” »
40 years ago, on the 26th of June, 1974, a packet of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Chewing Gum was the first item scanned using a Universal Product Code [UPC] and a handmade laser scanner at a store in Ohio, United States. It’s a fascinating story that began as far back as the 1940’s, and its application in our world, and evolution into different forms, shows no sign of slowing down today. Continue reading “The barcode turns 40!” »
Hello everyone, welcome back to our series of posts from RFID Journal LIVE! 2014. Whilst some of our recent posts have addressed the basics of asset tagging and item identification technology [‘Which barcode is best?’, ‘Barcode vs RFID’ & ‘Playing off HF & UHF RFID’], there was some thought-provoking content in a few RFID Journal LIVE! conference presentations that I think is worth relaying.
Organisations are starting to tap into the information gathered by crowds to help solve seemingly insurmountable problems in faster and more cost-effective ways.
Continue reading “Crowdsourcing asset intelligence” »
Part II of a series about today’s smart asset IDs and their best suited applications
In our last post, we kicked off a series about asset ID tags with a look at asset identification using barcoding. Today we pick up where we left off with an introduction to RFID and how the technology compares and contrasts with barcoding. RFIDs and barcodes are similar in that they are both data collection technologies which automate the process of collecting field data. Both forms of auto-ID have their pros and cons for asset tracking, asset management and asset lifecycle management, and either one may be better suited for your specific project. Continue reading “Barcodes vs. RFID” »
Despite continuing market uncertainties, sales of enterprise asset management software applications are being driven by demand for enterprise-wide asset performance visibility says technology research company, TechNavio
Enterprise-wide visibility means more than just knowing what and where items are at certain points in time. Rather it means having deep, accurate and real-world insights into relationships, processes and trends that enable enterprises to make the kind of decisions that will shift their operations from reactive to predictive, even automated. However, with so much data dispersed across different systems, where does the journey start for business leaders needing visibility of their ‘things’ right across the enterprise? Continue reading “Global EAM apps market to grow 6.45% per annum 2011-2015” »