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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 , 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 sends a unique signal back...

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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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Top-Notch Programs for Top-Notch Tools

The education landscape is changing, and at Hayes, we love being part of it! A couple of weeks ago, Education Dive published a piece by Marquitta Mitchell of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have been customers of Hayes Software Systems since 2017, utilizing our TIPWeb-IT & TIPWeb-IM to efficiently manage their assets and inventory. In the article, Marquitta shares some...

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Simplify Your Tech Refresh Plan Using Your Asset Management System

An asset management system is a powerful tool with the exact data you need to plan your tech refresh. By Morgane Le Marchand The use of technology in K-12 education brings unique challenges to school districts who must protect their investments and ensure that technology remains operational. Due to the significant investment in technology and the long-term budgeting cycle, it’s crucial that...

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

By Kelly Jones To understand what IT Asset Management (ITAM) is, you need to understand what ITAM isn’t… Many school districts think they have an asset management system in place because they have one or many of the following: Fixed Asset Systems: Financial professionals within a school district will most likely prefer a fixed asset system as the system of record since it...

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5 Tips for Creating a Successful Asset Inventory Management Program at Your District

By Lyn Wilkerson This week, we pass the reins over to guest blogger Lyn Wilkerson, Inventory Control Manager at Dallas Independent School District. Dallas ISD is the 14th largest district in the country serving 160,000 students with over 294,000 of below capital value assets. We asked him to share some best practices and lessons learned from his experience creating and implementing an inventory...

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