While disasters may be an inevitable fact of life, the extent of devastation they cause can be greatly reduced by effective disaster management. Disaster management is defined as the organization and management of resources and responsibilities that involve all humanitarian aspects of emergencies and crisis.
This includes preparedness, response, and recovery that help in reducing the impact of disasters and this requires the contributions of many different areas — ranging from training and logistics to health care, recovery, livelihood to institutional development.
What best way to manage and track all the resources and staff members (paid and volunteers) than to simply let the asset tracking software do the job efficiently at much less time. Continue reading
Why use equipment inventory software?
Equipment inventory software can be a great boon for the public safety sector. This industry is fairly expansive, estimated to grow to around $456.56 billion by 2021. A huge chunk of this is distributed across North America, with our public safety institutions being among the most robust in the world. The sector is typified by its need for precision and efficiency; any stumbling blocks along the way can mean the difference between life and death. This is why equipment breakdowns or unavailability can be a significant risk for the authorities, and might even open them up to serious litigation. What’s needed is an intuitive and effective way to manage inventory so that public safety officials can carry out their jobs without having to worry about administrative hassles.
A commonality across these organizations is that they strive to work for the public interest, contain many hundreds if not thousands of employees, and have limited (often government-funded) budgets with little or no wiggle room. With these similarities in mind, here are some ways equipment inventory software can open up bottlenecks faced by public safety institutions. Continue reading
Asset tracking software, K12s, and the revolution in education
The educational landscape in North America has changed drastically over the last decade. With a multitude of new disciplines being taught in schools and universities, the importance of emerging technologies in framing educational programs, and the increased focus on extra-curriculars, education has turned into a complex network of courses and activities. In 2015, around 50.1 million American students were enrolled in a K12. This is one of the reasons the cost of providing education is on the rise every year. One of the factors inflating these costs is the increasing educational and recreational assets K12s have to account for. Continue reading
How can Asset Tracking Software help your IT Department?
The IT department is often the true hero of business operations, carrying out a whole host of functions that stay hidden the better they’re done. The IT crew is responsible for streamlining workflows and ensuring everything runs as it should. Not just this, but they implement and define the boundaries within which all technical work takes place, and enable all networks and IT systems to operate as efficiently as possible. It is their experience in marrying business workflows to their technical expertise that is often a huge boost for small businesses, especially in terms of worker and asset productivity.
Here are some ways asset tracking software can help your IT department achieve its goals a lot more efficiently and quickly than if they were relying on traditional spreadsheets or other manual methods of IT equipment management. Continue reading
Asset tracking software can be a great investment for asset-intensives industries. Some of these operations are more obvious, such as managing construction equipment or medical inventories. One industry that’s often overlooked in this regard is the AV industry.
The industry is projected to be worth $114 billion dollars at the end of 2016. Other than the sheer scale of businesses involved in AV, another complexity that arises is that it’s quite diverse; corporations, government agencies, educational institutions and of course media houses all have an active stake in it. This is why asset tracking software has to be incredibly flexible in order to help AV professionals manage their equipment, cut losses, and improve accountability. Continue reading