The ROI on tracking IT assets with RFID has been clearly established. To get an idea, last fall the US Patent and Trademark office completed an RFID deployment involving 115,000 IT assets at a cost of $2.8 million. The projected ROI, measured primarily in time saved locating and inventorying assets, is an astonishing 18 months.
Now, to save even more time and money, the USPTO is requiring that vendors tag IT equipment prior to delivery. What could the next step be? Vendors will begin demanding RFID enabled equipment.
QUESTIONS (Cut and paste for your response post):
1. Are you currently using RFID for ITAM?
2. Are you evaluating RFID for ITAM?
3. If either if the above is ‘yes’, can you envision preferring to purchase IT equipment already equipped with RFID?
Thank you for your input!