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Use of WLAN to determine system location

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015734D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jun-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Tracking physical location of computer is a major issue with every company. According to IGS, the average cost of inventorying/asset management of PC is $20 per PC per month. IBM PCD completed a 100% physical inventory in Sept and discovered that greater than 10% of assets are unlocated. This is a major concern for several reasons: value of asset, value of data on