Category: Accounting software and technology

The value of asset inventory software in surplus computer sales

While it may not be commonly known, federal and state government agencies are in the business of selling surplus items that many people use on a daily basis. From homes and automobiles to computers and other electronic equipment, many of these goods can be purchased at very low, discounted prices and represent cost savings for consumers and businesses, as well as revenue generators for governments at the federal, state and even local levels. For example, USA.gov offers many items that can be purchased via auction from both federal and state agencies. The website features products used by the military, heavy machinery most commonly found…

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Buying used equipment heightens need for asset inventory software

The scientific industry is one that is heavily dependent on the use of equipment and fixed assets to conduct research and accomplish other tasks. It is commonly understood that without these tools, it would be impossible for scientists to accurately do their jobs. However, as it is with most equipment – whether it's used on a construction site or in research and development -  there comes a time when it will inevitably have to be replaced with newer models. Azom.com recently conducted an interview with Ben Potenza, vice president of marketing at Equipnet, a company specializing in the sale of used R&D equipment. Potenza said…

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CFOs want to add more big data pros

CFOs need insights from data streams to know if it is the right time to invest in new equipment. With mining for information becoming more important to many organizations, executives must have the staff to carry out their big data projects. According to a new study from IBM, while 82 percent of more than 4,000 C-suite leaders believe integrating an enterprise-wide information strategy can be effective, only 24 percent have complete confidence in their team to carry out such a deployment. “Data has always sat in the center of a CFO’s job responsibilities, and CFOs now recognize how insights from big data…

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Support mobile commerce with the right POS system

Sixty-eight percent of roughly 14,000 smartphone and tablet users who responded to recent research conducted by mobile advertising company InMobi and Decision Fuel revealed they have already purchased something through their device, and another 15 percent expect do so in the upcoming year. Today's businesses need to prepare for the mobile commerce revolution that is gaining steam. "In last year's report we found that mobile had touched most aspects of modern life," said Naveen Tewari, CEO, InMobi. "But this year, we find that mobile has really become an essential part of daily life, even a daily workhorse, that has replaced the desktop and TV…

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Think twice before upgrading technology in 2014

The end of the year is often a time when CFOs look at their fixed asset software and see what technology investments need to be made for the upcoming year. However, as innovations are constantly changing, it's important for decision-makers to evaluate some of the new products on the market and ditch their old equipment instead of investing in an upgrade. According to an article for CIO magazine, the technology that businesses used to rely on is no longer needed at many companies. Things like laser printers, 100 megabit Ethernet routers and Broadband boosts are falling out of favor, and other tech trends are…

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