A hardware asset is something of an umbrella term that describes any tangible, physical company technology asset, including those currently in use, those in storage, and support equipment. With this definition in mind, hardware assets are generally grouped into four primary categories:
End-user devices refer to any company hardware used directly by employees in their day-to-day work. This includes computers, tablets, smart phones, SIM cards, and more. Hardware assets also encompass personal devices used to perform business tasks within an organization.
Network and telecom hardware is support equipment that helps facilitate digital and analog communication. This includes routers, load balancers, switches, and telephone- and video-conferencing systems.