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4 Reasons Your Homegrown Inventory Management System Will Fail

Published by Emily Frazier at August 15, 2017 | Categories: Infographic

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into your homegrown inventory management system. You built it because your district didn’t find existing software that met your unique needs. However, while the advantages of a custom-designed system can be alluring at first, the risks and costs over time exceed the initial benefits.

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Think You Know What IT Asset Management is? Think Again.

Published by Kelly Jones at April 11, 2017 | Categories: IT Asset Management

Understanding the fundamentals of IT Asset Management starts first with defining what it's not. Many districts have various tools in place designed to address different areas of asset management. But, are those tools providing your district with the support it needs to make better, more informed decisions? Let's learn about what effective ITAM really entails.

 

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The Dangers of a Homegrown Inventory Management System at Your School District

Published by Jessica Zaleski at May 23, 2016 | Categories: Instructional Materials, IT Asset Management

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into your homegrown inventory management system. You built it because your district didn’t find existing software that met your unique needs. However, while the advantages of a completely custom system can be significant, the risks and costs over time outweigh the benefits.

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Education Code Requirements 101: California Code Section 35168

Published by Jessica Zaleski at October 8, 2015 | Categories: IT Asset Management

Staying up-to-date on every education code can be a hefty task—and staying compliant can be even more challenging. With that in mind, we’ll be interpreting important education codes that apply to your inventory management strategies and supplying the information you need to meet the requirements. This week, we’ll review California’s Education Code Section 35168.

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5 Inventory Management Implementation Tips Straight From Tyler ISD’s Instructional Technology Specialist

Published by Jessica Zaleski at June 2, 2015 | Categories: IT Asset Management, Quick Tips

We’ve enlisted Tyler ISD’s Instructional Technology Specialist Robin Salars to give her insight into how districts should approach inventory management system implementation. Read on as Robin shares the top five tips she learned while assisting with Tyler ISD’s transition from tracking inventory through multiple spreadsheets to using a centralized inventory management system.

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Why We Now Love School Inventory Management (And You Can, Too!)

Published by Jessica Zaleski at February 27, 2015 | Categories: 1:1 Initiatives, IT Asset Management

Our friend Leonard Chance has been an asset manager for over ten years. He started managing assets while in the Marine Corps and now he is the Technology Asset Manager for Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Here is a blog post that he wrote about his district’s experience upgrading their outdated inventory management system in order to take control of 200,000 assets.

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Are You Prepared? School Districts to Invest More in 1:1 and Instructional Materials in 2015

Published by Jessica Zaleski at February 4, 2015 | Categories: 1:1 Initiatives, Instructional Materials, IT Asset Management

Even though 2014 is over, looking back on the year can give us some insight about what’s in store for U.S school districts in 2015. MDR’s state of the K-12 Market 2014 report, conducted by EdNET’s research team, found that when it comes to 2015 education trends, technology is in.

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How Your Ideas Become a Part of Our Software in 5 Steps

Published by Jessica Zaleski at January 28, 2015 | Categories: Inside Hayes, IT Asset Management

New features and usability enhancements are added to our products as the result of suggestions from district and school level staff who perform these important inventory tasks every day. Here's how we do it.

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