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i Anywhere check in / check out for distributed mobile device management

2 posts in Trial information Last posting was on 2008-01-03 14:27:15.0Z
David Quinn Posted on 2007-12-13 01:06:41.0Z
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I am working with my customer to solve an asset management
and tracking problem for distributed WM 5.0 batch data
collection mobile devices. The environment is mixed FTE to
contractor and spread globally requiring strong asset
protection - checksheets are in use and not desired.

Seeking automated ideas


John Nichols Posted on 2008-01-03 14:27:15.0Z
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David Quinn wrote:
> I am working with my customer to solve an asset management
> and tracking problem for distributed WM 5.0 batch data
> collection mobile devices. The environment is mixed FTE to
> contractor and spread globally requiring strong asset
> protection - checksheets are in use and not desired.
>
> Seeking automated ideas

Hi David,

This newsgroup is intended to support questions related to the Afaria
Trial DVD. Looks like you have a more general question about Afaria.
We're starting up a public general newsgroup for Afaria soon that would
be a more appropriate place for your question. In the mean time lets
see if I can help.

I'm not exactly clear what you are looking to solve based on your
question. But if I read into it (correct me if I'm wrong - you want to
track the usage of a device that can be shared by multiple users (which
user has the device)?
One idea I can think of (and it can have a couple different variants)is
to develop a small login application where the user enters their name or
ID or some other unique identifier once they take control of the device
(or maybe you already have an application that the user logs into).
Have that app write the unique user ID to the registry. As soon as the
user has entered the ID and it is saved and before the app exits or goes
to sleep, have it execute an Afaria session that runs an Inventory scan.
Afaria can pull the registry entry back as part of a custom scan and
put it into it's inventory database. Another option is to use custom DB
fields and do the same thing but with a session manager channel instead
(if there is no desire to pull inventory from the device). Session
Manager gives you a few more options - you can also write the user ID to
a log file and then read that log file for the name and pull it back
using variables to write it to the database for logging purposes.

You can then create a custom log view to research the device's usage or
write it to a audit report, etc

If you send me your email address we can take it off line to throw
around other ideas.