October is usually an intentionally spooky month. But one place where surprises aren’t appreciated is in the data center, where data center managers can be forced into a game of trick or treat with enterprise assets that may have become forgotten or misplaced. To help data center managers and other IT professionals, Asset Vue, a provider of RFID based asset management and data center management solutions, has identified the top five questions to answer when selecting a data center asset management (DCAM) solution.
Click through for the top five questions to answer when selecting a data center asset management (DCAM) solution, as identified by Asset Vue.
What are we doing today? Will the new DCAM solution improve the time, accuracy and use of resources to complete an audit?
Is our data accurate? Can the new DCAM solution improve the accuracy and thereby provide for improved operations?
Are we in compliance? Will the new solution help us improve our compliance with industry standards and government regulations such as HIPAA or Sarbanes-Oxley?
Are audits taxing our resources? Can the new DCAM solution decrease the time and money spent on data center audits allowing us to quickly deploy staff on higher-value tasks?
Relocation or co-location? Are you migrating your data center to another facility? Either a relocation or a co-location requires proper asset audits before and after the move.