Career Development

The Scope of IT Asset Management:  Results of the 2017 IAITAM Practitioner Survey

The practitioner survey for the IT Asset Management (ITAM) profession is undertaken to provide evidence for how successful the profession, the ITAM program and the individuals in the profession are   and, when feasible, with historical comparison.  Some of the core questions that capture the goals for the survey are: How pervasive across industries are formal ITAM programs? Is the ITAM ...

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What does it take to be an IAITAM Fellow?

Asset and Software Asset Management (SAM) knowledge and experience is an expertise that is difficult to acquire. It takes years to learn and is in short supply globally. An expert in the field, such as an IAITAM Fellow, is a resource that many would like utilise but often have trouble finding. With this is mind I hope you will be ...

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Setting a standard: the hunt for ITAM expertise

Organizational changes are common culture in today’s market. The main focus is to accomplish more with less and ITAM practices still need fine tuning in order to assess and measure their effectiveness if they want to be looked as an operational priority. If you’re faced with constant changes in your company, very few people can see the impact of organizational ...

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Is Your “Why” Strong Enough?

WHY: The world’s simplest idea The inspiration for writing this article came from my experience immediately after presenting at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, 11-14 July 2016.  One of my SAM peers – who was in the audience at the time – came up to me afterwards and thanked me for inspiring him to change his business messaging. He ...

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WHY: The World’s Simplest Idea

The inspiration for writing this article came from my experience immediately after presenting at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, 11-14 July 2016. One of my SAM peers – who was in the audience at the time – came up to me afterwards and thanked me for inspiring him to change his business messaging. He did this because my presentation ...

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ITAM – Organization, People, Roles & Accountabilities

At this year’s Spring Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE), several IAITAM Fellows attended a selection of presentations, to provide an expert perspective on chosen themes, specifically: ITAM –Views from Practitioners ITAM – Organization, People, Roles & Accountabilities It is remarkable that, although there are multiple complexities to ITAM, there are many common themes that are not only interrelated but timely ...

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ITAM – Views from Practitioners

At this year’s Spring Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE), several IAITAM Fellows attended a selection of presentations, to provide an expert perspective on chosen themes, specifically: ITAM –Views from Practitioners ITAM – Organization, People, Roles & Accountabilities It is remarkable that, although there are multiple complexities to ITAM, there are many common themes that are not only interrelated but timely ...

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How to Preserve Your Tribal Knowledge

IT Asset Management (ITAM) is an inherently multidisciplinary activity performed in an increasingly complex business and cultural environment. As in any discipline, high-quality decision-making is a critical success factor. It is built on domain knowledge and wisdom. ITAM is dependent on IT domain expertise and wisdom to be available when and where required. Good decisions can be made based on ...

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Resume Content to Get the Job

By Jenny Schuchert, IAITAM, Inc. Today’s resume review processes are often automated, with software selecting the few resumes that move forward through the selection process. That means that the format of the resume and the content have to be as strongly related to what the hiring company is looking for as possible. And even with best efforts, sometimes those automated ...

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Career Moves

By IAITAM Most of us probably aren’t that good at managing a job search. We only do it if we have to and stop as soon as possible. We don’t receive a lot of feedback during the process, especially since so much of the process is internet-based with few to no interactions in the early stages. Even when we have ...

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