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Case Study: IT Asset Security Tool Helps Healthcare Provider Track 97% of Laptops
Learn how IT asset tracking tools helped Allina Hospitals and Clinics monitor 2,700 computers on and off their network without having to invest in additional

western asset  citizens of Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. In support of the provider's leading approach to One Patient, One Record, Excellian electronic health record strategy, Allina makes extensive use of a fleet of laptop and tablet computers. Having experienced a sharp increase in laptop theft including one incident requiring public disclosure of breached health information, Allina sought a high-tech. solution for laptop management and data breach protection. After a review of available products, Allina selected

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CMMS – EAM

Enterpise asset management (EAM) solutions support maintenance management tasks. Asset management systems typically enable planning, controlling, and monitoring of physical asset events. EAM typically includes computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) functionality, fleet maintenance, workflow, reporting, and other areas that touch upon asset management practices. 

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INFIMACS Boasts MRP Relevant To MROs


Through incrementally adding functionality tidbits that are crucial to its target market and that are not easily emulated by its competitors, Relevant continues to have a fair shot at delivering a viable solution to project-based discrete mid-market manufacturers such as aerospace contractors, contract manufacturers of electronic components, and MRO organizations.

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Will the alliance of the two globally less-known vendors result in a formidable combined offering worldwide for some highly contested and yet potentially lucrative project-based and asset-intensive industries?

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The Asset Management Benchmark Report: Moving Toward Zero Downtime


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The Cost of Spreadsheets in Fixed Asset Management


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