Government Technology Blog Posts

This Is How The U.S. Army Keeps Track Of Its Assets

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How One Of The Largest U.S. Army Posts Successfully Tracks Base Assets The U.S. Army has to keep track of a lot of assets. There are big ticket items like planes and missiles, firearms, basic IT equipment and computers. It isn't always easy. In 2014, it was reported that, the Department of … [Read more...]

Tracking Government Grants: Compliance with Federal Regulations

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When people think of government grants, it’s likely their first thought is of grants for student financing enabling teenagers to attend college. However, there are many grants and sub-grants offered to businesses for a variety of reasons. Grants may be obtained to fund scientific and technology … [Read more...]

3 New Year’s Resolutions for Better Inventory Control

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As we quickly approach the New Year, it’s important to reflect on your current business processes and determine any enhancements you can make to improve them. Resolutions don’t have to be personal goals you hope to accomplish; you can also set resolutions as a vision for how you would like to see … [Read more...]

Year in Review – Our Top Posts of the Year

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As we wrap up 2013 and embark on an exciting new year, we wanted to reflect on some of the information we shared on the Wasp blog. Since January, we’ve written blog posts about everything from inventory tracking and asset management to the small business industry in general. Make sure you haven’t … [Read more...]

Government Shutdown: Impact on Inventory Management

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October’s government shutdown cost U.S. taxpayers $24 billion.  Although a deal was made to end the shutdown, that deal ends January 15, 2014.  As a small business owner, not only do you need to recover from both the short and long-term impacts of the shutdown, you will also need to prepare for the … [Read more...]

Missing and Dangerous: Poor Asset Management and Deadly Risks

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Asset management becomes a gripping topic when expensive, vital or potentially dangerous items vanish from an organization’s inventory. The more dramatic losses present a clear threat to public safety, as when 2,000 encrypted two-way radios, disappeared from the inventory of the US Marshals Service … [Read more...]

October 2013 SMB News Recap

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Read our monthly review of business news stories for the small to mid-size market. October headlines from around the web brought to you by the Wasp Buzz. ‘Bar Rescue’ Host Jon Taffer On The Top 5 Mistakes Small Businesses Make Business Insider At one point, former business owner, Jon Taffer, … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Business for Holiday Shopping

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It’s not too early to prepare for the holiday season. Right now, your competitors are ordering holiday inventory, and the best items usually go to the earliest buyers. There are a number of inventory level tracking steps you can take now to make your holiday season more … [Read more...]

Why Should I Invest in Asset Management Software to Track Fixed Assets?

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Are your fixed assets secured? When you are unaware of the exact location and status of your fixed assets it is much easier for them to become lost or stolen. The results can be time lost in locating them, lost productivity, and the wasted cost of replacing missing assets. Examples of fixed assets … [Read more...]

The Risks of Pen & Paper Timekeeping

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Relying on a manual input method (Excel, punch cards, paper time sheets) to track time and attendance, rather than an automated system, places your company at risk.  According to a 2011 report conducted by the Aberdeen Group, one-in-three companies still use manual timekeeping methods regardless of … [Read more...]