Sensors Tag Assets

In the article, "IBM Software Tracks Computers, Trucks," cnetnews.com describes how IBM is planning to offer "unified management tools" capable of tracking IT gear and physical assets—such as trucks and shipping containers—with electronic sensors.

"Non-IT assets are getting embedded chips, embedded software stacks and IP (Internet protocol) addresses," said Al Zollar, general manager of IBM's Tivoli division. "They have to be managed just like servers and desktops." (www.sensorsmag.com/1106/SCcnet)