We have not been happy with Schooldude, and are implementing KACE as
windows endpoint management and inventory, as well as ticketing/workflow
system.  We are just at the beginning stages of the process.  We barcode
everything over $250.00.   KACE has a mobile app that will scan barcodes.

We use Google for Chrome device management, and JAMF for Mac/IOS devices.


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On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 10:26 AM Ethan Kichura <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Trey,
> Up where we are, we honestly do it old school and keep most of our logs
> through spreadsheets, but a better long-term solution would be to switch to
> using an MDM solution like Meraki or KACE. The latter is a great service
> that was formerly owned by Dell and not only allows you to manage updates
> remotely, but to also check for security policies & general compliance for
> global settings. You can use it to push out updates, etc... Generally
> speaking it does rely on managing a centralized Active Directory database
> to help guide permissions and whatnot, but the overall deployment was
> something that made a big difference at my previous job down in Boston. We
> used it to manage resources that my company there had all across the nation
> and it made everything much, much clearer from a top-down perspective. We
> did do asset tags that were used to register and manage devices. I don't
> honestly know the pricetag for that service though, as I was not privy to
> that specific detail, but if you contact them you could probably get a
> reasonable quote pretty quick. I recall the reason we had moved to KACE was
> the dramatically lower price relative to Meraki.
> Hope that helps!
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> On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 10:21 AM Trey Cates <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Friends,
>> What program do you use to keep a comprehensive inventory of all things
>> tech? Computing devices, Classroom tech, etc.? What do you pay for it? Do
>> you also asset tag everything? Barcode?
>> Sincerely,
>> Trey Cates
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