How to audit and manage my IT Inventory? (Free Template)
Posted by Jason Etter on Friday, September 9, 2016
We hear this a lot:
“How do I manage and keep an inventory of all of my business hardware and software?”
From laptops to network switches, it’s no small feat to capture (and keep current) all of your IT resources in one place.
As your inventory continues to grow, it’s best to keep track of the following:
- What machines have been purchased?
- Where are the machines located?
- What purpose do they serve?
This is helpful for new hires, keeping track of operating systems, and setting alerts for when renewals are approaching. Additionally, the last thing any business owner wants to do is buy something they don’t need.
So How Do I get Started?
If you don’t have a Managed Services Provider (MSP), here’s a document we put together for you to get started. Should you decide ever to hire or get engaged with an IT Provider, they’ll thank you for being this organized:
Want to make a copy for yourself? Click here.
In addition to the information in the sheet, you might consider performing a more expansive Network & WIFI Audit. Ideally, a deeper discovery project could uncover deficiencies and pain points in the current network configuration and WIFI availability. For example, you could perform a Wireless Site Survey to identify coverage and WIFI spectrum analysis. For example, at Profound Cloud, such tasks lead us to reconfigure current networking equipment and WIFI devices.
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