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  • Challenges of IT Asset Disposition

    Challenges of IT Asset Disposition

    Anyone who has created a corporate IT Asset Management program, or is contemplating one, will tell you that it is challenging to create a successful program. We will explore some of the issues in doing so. Who should be involved in this process? Who are these stakeholder groups and why do they matter? Do they have ...more

  • Why I became a certified e-Steward

    Why I became a certified e-Steward

    My work in electronics recycling began before I had ever heard of Basel Action Network (BAN) or the e-Stewards idea. I worked as a director of a nonprofit recycling organization for 14 years before coming to work for e-Stewards as the Enterprise Director. Back then, we were just trying to do the best we could ...more

  • Renewing Excellence in ITAD: Reflections of an Industry Provocateur

    Renewing Excellence in ITAD: Reflections of an Industry Provocateur

    A provocateur, by definition, is someone who intentionally stirs the proverbial pot. Being a registered D.C. lobbyist for the past 12 years, let me tell you, I have seen a lot. We were trained to stir the pot. It’s an art form and part of the job. Most of which I cannot speak of, but ...more

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  • Using Six Sigma to make your SAM Team Invaluable

    Using Six Sigma to make your SAM Team Invaluable

    It is always the constant challenge for any manager to ensure that their team and the efforts of their team are viewed by leadership as an indispensable part of the organization. There is the continual need to validate why the team exists and why you have the staffing you do. Then there is the constant ...more

  • The Risks of Evergreen IT

    The Risks of Evergreen IT

    Who doesn’t like Green? As a gardener, you prefer healthy plants, typically indicated by a lush green color of their leaves. In areas with cold or dry season, some plants have adapted to the climate and shed their leaves. Before this happens the leaves turn yellow, brown, sometimes red. This is part of a natural cycle ...more

  • SAM Safari – Managing Licenses in the Virtual Environment

    SAM Safari – Managing Licenses in the Virtual Environment

    Software Asset Management has traditionally focused on managing the physical license installations on the desktops, laptops and servers of an enterprise. By this time, most companies have at least the outline of a SAM program defined and are executing against that plan to ensure that their license entitlements do not fall short of the overall ...more


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IAITAM’S ITAM CERTIFICATIONS

IAITAM courses are accepted around the globe as the industry benchmark for excellence in ITAM education. An IAITAM Certification award shows the IT world that the holder is an IT professional that is prepared to handle the tasks necessary for the role of IT Asset Manager.

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  • Fits like a Glove: Top 10 Must-Do’s for your SAM Program

    Fits like a Glove: Top 10 Must-Do’s for your SAM Program

    Over the years, I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly from many SAM solutions. Using the lessons I’ve learned as a guide, I’d like to help you identify the best solution for your enterprise SAM needs – and avoid unnecessary mistakes along the way. 1. Identify your executive sponsor. As an asset or software ...more

  • The Circular Economy - Operational & Financial Advantages

    The Circular Economy - Operational & Financial Advantages

    The well-established IT hardware manufacturing brands have long enjoyed the substantial procurement savings derived from recovering valuable parts from customer returned used IT systems. These organizations either developed reverse logistics operations internally or, more likely, outsourced their ‘recovery for reuse’ operations to specialist services providers. The result is considerable supply-chain cost savings, in comparison to ...more

  • ITAM and Security: Where can they help each other

    ITAM and Security: Where can they help each other

    IT Asset Management (ITAM) spends its time and resources in knowing the lifecycle of an asset. Let’s call it “From Dating to Haunting.” ITAM is involved with almost every facet of the IT organization. The one place that is sometimes missed is IT security. IT Security, those wonderful folks who keep the organization safe from ...more

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  • Discovery and SW Normalization-When is Normal NOT Normal?

    Discovery and SW Normalization-When is Normal NOT Normal?

    The Software Asset Management discipline has matured over the past 5 years. By now, most companies have implemented some form of asset discovery and tracking of their software licenses. Discovery is a wonderful thing. It automatically reports against your installed base of hardware assets and their corresponding software licenses. What could be easier….. If you are ...more

  • The New ITAM Department

    The New ITAM Department

    The influx of IoT (Internet of Things) and connected devices will continue to introduce new demands on IT departments globally. Software Asset Management (SAM), IT Service Management (ITSM) and GRC (Governance, Risk Management and Compliance) have already emerged as key components of IT Asset Management (ITAM) today. Challenges will evolve as security and new compliancy ...more

  • Systems Management and IT Asset Management Tools: The Same, Only Different

    Systems Management and IT Asset Management Tools: The Same, Only Different

    Nearly every IT department uses some form of a systems management tool (SMT), but too many rely on their systems management software to perform IT asset management (ITAM) functions. SMT’s do the things they are designed for very well, but are not a substitute for a comprehensive ITAM or Software Assert Management (SAM) solution. By ...more