Hardware and software inventory often is on the back burner for organizations as they focus on the day-to-day operations of their core capabilities. But when the coronavirus forced countless employees to work remotely, hardware and software inventory became more important than ever to ensure the safety of your IT network as well as the keep tabs of the hardware in the field and the software licenses in use.

Even before the pandemic threw the business world this new hoop to jump through regarding hardware and software inventory, this has always been a struggle for organizations to monitor regularly. Proper IT asset management should revolve around a plan that includes following best practices to manage IT assets, avoiding costly licensing issues, taking advantage of warranties and vendor responsibilities and making strategic decisions like when it is time to repair or replace items.

If your hardware was out of date leading before the coronavirus took hold, you may be the victim of bad timing. There were reports of a shortage of hardware as companies sent their employees to work from home back in March. The scarcity may have been resolved now that workers are returning to a normal onsite workweek, but the lesson is a hard one to learn – don’t wait too long to replace outdated equipment.

As a managed services provider, 2W Tech can help your business get better inventory control by using software to scan your entire network and record details about every computer, your operating system and any software packages installed.

If you partner with 2W Tech for managed services, we will continually monitor the stability and security of your IT network so you can experience maximum network up-time, increase your efficiency and focus on your core business functions. We leverage artificial intelligence on our RMM platform to fix issues before they become an actual problem for your business. Contact 2W Tech today for more information about our managed services and other IT consulting programs.

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