AMI Delivers a Fast and Easy Solution for Hardware Asset Management to Track Work-From-Home IT Equipment
AMI, the world leader in RFID and barcode IT hardware asset management (HAM) software, has solved a major cost, security and compliance headache for organizations that have employees with company-owned IT equipment working remotely during the pandemic.
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“AssetTrack’s® end-user certification is a critical tool for managing IT availability, security, compliance, and costs of remote hardware devices.”
AMI has developed a new end-user self-certification feature in AssetTrack for ServiceNow™, the best-selling HAM solution on the Now platform. The feature makes it simple for employees to verify computers and peripherals, either taken from work or subsequently bought to enable work from home.
AMI clients in financial services, government and healthcare are launching AssetTrack self-certification by year-end.
The need for remote IT asset management is urgent: Already, insider data breaches are on the rise due to remote work, according to Forrester. Insider incidents will account for one-third of all breaches in 2021, the research firm predicts.
Physical inventories are often mandatory
Most companies, government entities, and non-profits require IT staff to conduct periodic physical inventories of hardware in data centers, stockrooms and user locations. That approach doesn’t work for the off-premise equipment, however.
“The risk of not knowing where your assets are is huge, including lost or stolen laptops that lead to data breaches and counterfeit equipment with spyware popping up at companies,” said Thomas Watson, founder and CEO of AMI. “AssetTrack’s® end-user certification is a critical tool for managing IT availability, security, compliance, and costs of remote hardware devices.”
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