Assessing Your Assets

from Technology & Learning

Systems for tracking and managing IT assets can save time and dollars.

The average school district loses more than $80,000 per year because of lost or damaged IT assets, according to a QED survey cosponsored by Follett Software Company. And many districtsâ��”59 percent—still use manual systems to track assets. Enter asset management systems.

As executive director for technology in a large urban district, I can attest that software for managing assets, when implemented properly, can save time, money, and human effort. The following are suggestions to help you realize the promise of automated asset management in your district.

Asset Management Software:

5 Key Benefits

  • Lets your district be proactive about optimizing hardware and software usage.
  • Enables management of software license compliance; prevents licensing penalties.
  • Makes audits, such as for E-rate, easier to complete.
  • Facilitates efficient use and measurement of systems so informed decisions about reallocation of underutilized assets can be made.
  • Offers accurate asset information at your fingertips for budgeting and tech planning.