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MDM vs. Physical Asset Management: What’s the difference, and do I need both?

If you are a district administrator or technology director, it's very likely your school has recently increased the amount of mobile technology and take home devices. It is also likely you're anticipating and preparing for the addition of even more devices in the next several years. Understanding and having confidence in your inventory data is crucial when planning how to invest...

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The Expert Guide to Tracking Assets for K-12 School Districts

Why Your District Needs an Inventory Audit Plan Now      Now more than ever, technology is being used as a powerful tool to provide education to students in hybrid and distance learning scenarios. School districts are distributing more equipment and materials, spending upwards of $13 billion on ed-tech for classrooms. As schools gain more valuable assets that enhance education, inventory needs are increasing...

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The Complete Guide to 1:1 Initiative Best Practices for K-12 School Districts

Explore Helpful Tips for 1:1 Tech Initiatives This year, schools all over the nation found themselves adjusting to a new remote learning environment, with very little time to adapt. 2020 saw many districts expanding or creating 1:1 programs with difficult circumstances, various limitations, and minimal preparation. We’ve been amazed by stories from school districts like yours. Hear from two industry professionals, Michael...

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How K-12 School Districts Can Leverage Help Desk & Asset Management Software to Enhance Education During a Pandemic

6 Ways to Simplify Remote Learning Efforts Using Software   The COVID-19 pandemic turned the education industry on its head, but even with all the stress and challenges of remote and hybrid learning, our customers have demonstrated remarkable innovation. We’re amazed at all the ways school districts adapted to the changes to best support students, faculty, and staff. We have learned so...

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Hayes EDU: RFID 101 – Why RFID?

Do you dread physical inventories? Inventory can lead to hours of physically counting assets, devices that may be forgotten or out-of-sight, hard-to-reach items like projectors, access points, server rooms, and everything in between. This dull work is time-consuming, and leaves room for human error.   Scanning inventory with RFID technology can easily pick up difficult-to-reach items in a room in a fraction of the time it would normally take. You know what RFID is, and you know how RFID...

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Hayes EDU: RFID 101 – How Does RFID Work?

So you know what RFID Technology is, you know the benefits of RFID. but do you know how it works? RFID technology works by transmitting radio waves between an RFID scanner (i.e., interrogator) and an RFID tag, which is made up of a microchip with an antenna. When a scanner sends out electromagnetic waves, the RFID tag attuned to receive the waves...

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Hayes EDU: RFID 101 – What is RFID?

What do tollbooths, concert wristbands, and your favorite retail store have in common? RFID! RFID, or Radio Frequency Identification, is a technology that utilizes radio frequency waves to transfer data and information.  RFID tags can uniquely identify and track inventory and assets, unlike barcodes, the RFID tags do not require direct line of sight or proximity to successfully confirm the location...

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Cherry Creek Uncovers $30,000 Worth of Surplus Assets in 6 Months

After six months of using TIPWeb-IT, Cherry Creek School District repurposed approximately $30,000 worth of equipment. Before implementing TIPWeb-IT, the district didn't have a way to track assets at all. In fact, they didn't track anything at the district level. "Schools managed it the best they could using any method that they had. From a district perspective, we didn't manage it...

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ICYMI: Inventory Panel Recap

On October 2nd and 3rd, TIPWeb-IT users gathered at Hayes Software Systems’ Headquarters in Austin, TX for our 6th Annual Asset Management Meetup & TIPWeb-IT User Group. It was a wonderful opportunity for district professionals from across the country to meet and exchange ideas about asset management. One of the panel discussions focused entirely on inventory audits, exploring physical inventory best...

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Three Tactics to Set Your District Up for Success

Broken devices don’t have to break the bank… It’s that time of year again! The sun may be shining outside, but inside the walls of your campus, it’s the perfect storm. Students are heading back to school, parents scrambling to make it through their school supply checklists, and district staff is preparing technology to deploy out to students. District technicians are ramping...

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