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Company serial numbers

By bpartipilo ·
I am currently working on a few projects. one is involving a new facility (replacing current) and an expansion to a current building. There are currently no company serial numbers or ID tags to identify equipment for that paricular workstation or over inventory of equipment. does your company have these? how do they normally generate these? Any Examples?

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by Wizard-09 In reply to Company serial numbers

You can use ITIL, but in your team frame i don't think this is something you would be doing or then again maybe you would like to do it have a look at ITIL.

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We just use the manufacturer s/n.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Company serial numbers

We have a network naming convention, and we label each machine with that name for easy reference. Otherwise we just use the manufacturer's serial number. We've got to use it for warranty anyway, or to report something stolen.

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Serial numbers and Seton tags

by Geek3001 In reply to Company serial numbers

Serial numbers, perhaps with a manufacturer prefix, should be able to provide enough info to identify equipment. Put that in a database, with links to the 'CPU', and you should be able to track things.

At the same time, some of the serial numbers can be fairly lengthy, so actually tagging the equipment can be useful. Groups like Seton offer sequentially numbered tags with barcodes on them so you could do a quick survey of hardware IF you put the bar codes where they are always visible.

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by bpartipilo In reply to Serial numbers and Seton ...

so you guys wouldn't advise creating your own numbers randomly. maybe this is too much work and/or stupid. it's really only for company use.

I.e. EC01-1000

EC = El Cajon location ( we have 2 locations)
01 = Dept ID
1000 = id number

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That works too

by Geek3001 In reply to interesting

That works well enough as long as the number of locations and pieces of equipment remain small.

You do have to worry about it falling apart if you move equipment about. Someone transferring from El Cajon to Point Loma, or wherever your other office is located, might want to take their machine. You would then have to relabel things and update the database.

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That's similar to our network naming convention.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to interesting

We use a two-character location, a two-character system type (SErver, DeskTop, LapTop, TAblet, etc.), and sequential four-digit number. I wouldn't use departments, since you'll have to renumber the system if you hand it off from one dept. to another.

You're still going to need to record the serial numbers anyway, for service or theft.

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Bring it by

by santeewelding In reply to interesting

I can weld braille dots on it.

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You can order standard or custom asset labels

by NickNielsen In reply to Company serial numbers

Your office supply vendor may be able to provide generic security labels, or you could order from the web.

A Google search for "asset tags" yielded over 2 million results. These two site were at the top:

Or you can by tamper-resistant label tape for your P-Touch and make your own labels:

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