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President’s Letter – US Fed SAM is Flawed Report Helps Generate Exec Buy-in

By Barbara Rembiesa, President & CEO of IAITAM ITAK V9 I6 “If there is no policy, then we can’t do it.”  That statement was made by a government IT Asset Manager in one of our IAITAM certification courses.  When the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report at the end of May about managing software licenses (, the first ...

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President’s Letter – Maximizing Management

By Barbara Rembiesa, President & CEO of IAITAM ITAK V9 I4 The theme for the 2014 Spring ACE of maximizing management can be interpreted more than one way, but all of them point to making the most of organizational time and money invested in IT assets.  Whether you want to discuss gaining executive management support or increasing the ROI on ...

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President’s Letter – Is License Management All that is Required? Are Publishers Deserting ITAM?

By Barbara Rembiesa, President & CEO of IAITAM ITAK V9 I3 In a relatively short time, IT Asset Management has become widely known as the best means for reducing the risks and maximizing the value of IT technology.  The professional roles in ITAM have also matured and expanded to the point that ITAM professionals take leadership roles in merging the ...

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President’s Letter – Tech Couture

By Barbara Rembiesa, President & CEO of IAITAM ITAK V9 I2 Glasses and wristbands with technology are currently at the novelty stage, viewed as a statement of tech chic or simply as new toys.  However, our ITAM experiences have taught us that mobile technology is invasive and doesn’t wait for standards, security checks or even a clear organization mission.  Perhaps ...

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President’s Letter – Governance and Electronic Disposal

By Barbara Rembiesa, President & CEO of IAITAM ITAK V9 I1 The responsibility for gathering data and building reports for governance projects has risen in importance, along with an increasing number of technologies that must be included.  The ITAM professional’s role, at a minimum, is as a source of data and processes to confirm compliance to those freshly minted digital ...

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President’s Letter – ITAM Awareness

By Barbara Rembiesa, President & CEO of IAITAM ITAK V8 I12 As 2013 ends, IT Asset Management awareness has reached new heights and is now often accompanied with an expectation to deliver value.  Based on the numbers of people signing up for IAITAM classes and the breadth of organizations that they represent, more organizations are investing in the ITAM profession ...

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President’s Letter – ITAM Optimization

By Barbara Rembiesa, President & CEO of IAITAM ITAK V8 I11 Optimization is an excellent theme for IT Asset Management professionals.  To optimize is to take full advantage, which is a good description of what ITAM goals are after the first rounds of program development goals.  The formal mathematical definition of optimization has more clarity than ITAM creates because it ...

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President’s Letter – Strategies for Progress

By Barbara Rembiesa, President & CEO of IAITAM ITAK V8 I10 Once again, the IAITAM Conference and Exhibition taking place this month is the inspiration and major contributor to this issue of ITAK.  The articles in this issue have all been written by presenters and sponsors of the Fall ACE and are as diverse as the ITAM field itself.  And, ...

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President’s Letter – Practitioners Make their Way through Fog

By Barbara Rembiesa, President & CEO of IAITAM ITAK V8 I9 In this issue of ITAK, we highlight the contributions that practitioners make to understanding the management of IT assets.  Practitioner authors write about their experiences and offer practical advice.  But, objectively, an article written by a provider or consultant is based on hundreds of organizational experiences.  What makes a ...

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President’s Letter – Setting Goals and Planning for 2014

By Barbara Rembiesa, President & CEO of IAITAM ITAK V8 I8 This month, ITAK focuses on the important task of planning, inspired by those whose fiscal year matches the calendar and have started their planning processes for 2014.  Articles on recent hot spots are included in this issue to encourage thought towards the challenges that you will be facing in ...

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