Even small organisations can find themselves dealing with myriad items when it comes to keeping track of its IT assets. The proliferation of computing platforms, technologies, and devices means that any business is likely to have a sizeable number of expensive and important IT assets. For bigger organisations, the potential headaches are considerable. However, any business will need to develop asset management databases in order to protect its investment in information technology. IT support in London has a crucial role to play in developing these databases.
What are the Benefits of Asset Management Databases?
Effective asset management database systems support the identification, tracking, and reporting of the following:
- Investment, depreciation, and utilisation
- Total cost of ownership
- Licensing and maintenance of fees
- Security and insurance matters such as serial numbers
Building Asset Management Databases
Effective asset management databases can benefit from the use of IT consultants in London. They can advise on these matters:
- Design and prototyping
- Industry standards
- Establishing approaches
Whether in-house or deployed by a services provider, your IT support in London will be an invaluable ally in designing and implementing effective asset management databases. Depending on the size of your organisation, you may build the databases using off-the-shelf tools you already have, such as Microsoft’s Access database system. Standard templates can help ease the investment in time and energy.
For larger scale projects, the initial MS Access project can be scaled up using Microsoft’s enterprise tools. Or, open source alternatives can be used to design, build, deploy, and support both front-end and back-end aspects of your asset management database.
Whether you build a large application deployed in the cloud or something a little more restrained in-house with Access, IT support in London will be part of delivering the records capture and maintenance system that will help ensure your organisation is getting the most out of its IT assets. To help figure out your first steps, feel free to contact us at Wem Technology.