Everything has its place in the office. Computers should be on desks, as should any important items of stationery. Furniture should be spread evenly around every room, while spare technology should, ideally, be stored in a closet or cupboard and only be taken out when it’s needed. Technology in the office is extremely valuable, and keeping it tidy could minimise the risk of it being damaged.
Among the most valuable assets any business will own are its computers, printers, file servers and other essential pieces of technology which help to make everything run as smoothly as possible. Without them, it’s going to cost your business a huge amount of money to get everything replaced, especially if you don’t have some kind of safety net in place.
The right Asset labels
Asset labels are seen by some in the business community as an important tool to help aid keeping office space tidy and guarding against damage, loss or theft. Such a thing that does both might seem far-fetched, but unlike a bog-standard sticker, these hi-tech labels could be one of the most sound investments your company makes when trying to secure your tech.
The primary purpose of asset labels is to enhance security. How this is possible is that each label is holographic, unique and comes with a code which can be tracked whenever the item it’s stuck on is stolen or lost. Asset labels are a pretty good deterrent against theft, something that cannot be said of ordinary stickers.
Keeping your office tidy
Security is something you can readily associate with asset labels, as the technology behind them makes each item easily traceable with the help of the police or a private security firm. What you might not know is that they can be just as effective for keeping your office space tidy. As each item will have a unique label, keeping everything in its rightful place will be far easier.
For inventory purposes, asset labels are equally useful. Using each code, items that are adorned with a label can be listed and kept track of in case they’re taken out of the office or go missing. They’re also good for creating audits where warranty dates and other relevant information can be kept, just in case.
There are other uses for asset labels too. Stuart Jailler of Seareach Ltd has this top tip for all businesses thinking about getting some for their most prized pieces of kit:
“For a low cost, thousands of pieces of a corporations’ electronic equipment can be marked with an asset identification label and tracked in inventory software. From loaning equipment between departments, through to the effective control of company assets, this is an essential part of business housekeeping that is often overlooked.”
Are they cost-effective?
In a busy office where dozens of people work, it can be all too easy to lose things. From the smallest and most insignificant piece of stationery to the most sophisticated laptop on the market today, if something suddenly got lost, finding it could take hours, and there’s always a possibility that it might not even turn up.
If this happens, your business could consider making a small but sound investment in asset labels. If, for example, your business’s office or offices have a number of near-identical laptops, your employees could be able to pick them out because of the code on each label.
Asset labels can make office management a little bit cheaper. Making sure that every piece of technology and furniture is still there is easier, while they can be used for a variety of things such as kitchen gadgets as well as all your computing equipment.