Gartner Research

When to Track IT Assets With RFID or Barcodes

Published: 02 July 2012

ID: G00235328

Analyst(s): Patricia Adams


Manually tracking IT hardware assets can be time-consuming, expensive and, in dynamic environments, not very accurate. Radio frequency identification technology, in its many forms, is promising for asset-intensive organizations, where governance and security are priorities.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges


  • Using RFID to Track IT Assets
    • Benefits
    • Disadvantages
  • Using Bar Codes to Track IT Assets
    • Benefits
    • Disadvantages

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