Which IT Asset Management (ITAM) tracking system do you use for your network devices? It may or may not surprise you that many smaller computer and server room operators use spreadsheets to track their IT assets. Whilst this approach may be fine for smaller IT operations with assets running into the 10s, it is not efficient and can lead to out-of-date information, duplicates, inaccurate serial numbers and tag overlaps. The average error rate for spreadsheet-based IT asset management is around 15%. Larger facilities and datacentres have to take a more software-based approach due to the number of IT assets involved and some use smart tagging systems to track and improve physical asset security.