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2017 February 14 News Release: Trump Can Take Needed Next Step to End Major Federal Privacy Threats to U.S. and EU Citizens
In Wake of Recent Executive Order on Privacy, President Has Big Opening to Address Wider Problems Posed by Government Agencies Hit by Hacking, Data Breaches and Wasteful Spending.

2016 October 06 News Release: Here Is a $40 Billion Federal Problem Clinton and Trump Can Agree on Fixing
Our message is simple: Washington needs to do something about the fact that half or more of the $70 billion to $80 billion the U.S. government spends each year on information technology and IT security is flat-out wasted.

2016 October 06 News Release: IAITAM GIVES BACK IN LAKE TWP, OHIO
Barbara Rembiesa, CEO IAITAM, states that “I have always been so impressed with how this community has always pulled together whether it is to support a fallen officer’s family, a community member in need, or to support our local schools. Being able to support K-9 Officer Bill’s development and training to assist in the fight on drugs in our community is such an honor for IAITAM.”

2016 September 29 News Release: IAITAM: WHAT MOST COMPANIES CONSIDER “GOOD” DATA WIPING STILL LEAVES DATA BREACHES A REAL DANGER
“The good news is that the ‘best’ level of data-wiping security is obtainable for most companies and should be the ultimate goal.”

2016 July 18 News Release: IAITAM: POKEMON GO ON DEVICES LINKED TO SENSITIVE BUSINESS DATA
“Too Many Questions & Too Many Risks” to Allow Gaming App to be Used in Business-Related Devices.

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2016 April 28 News Release: IAITAM: U.S. COMPANIES NEED TO GEAR UP NOW FOR NEW EU DATA PRIVACY REGULATIONS
Companies That Do Business in Europe Or With Europeans Face Major New Requirements; IT Asset Managers Need to Grasp Full Import of New Rules for Data Breach Disclosures, Designated “Data Protection Officers,” And More.

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2016 March 15 News Release:  SURVEY: MOST TOP U.S. COUNTIES VULNERABLE TO SAME MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE PROBLEM PLAGUING SAN BERNARDINO IN FBI/APPLE BATTLE OVER ACCESS TO CELLPHONE OF ACCUSED TERRORIST
IAITAM Finds Few Major Counties Confirm Requiring Across-the-Board Installation of MDM Software on Cell Phones, Tablets Provided to Employees; 2nd Survey of Wider Universe Finds Much Tighter Practices on MDM Software.

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2016 March 7 News Release: IAITAM WARNS U.S. CORPORATIONS, GOV’T AGENCIES: DON’T BE THE NEXT SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, GET YOUR EMPLOYEE MOBILE DEVICES UNDER CONTROL NOW
Expert Believes “A Quarter to a Third” of U.S. Corporations, Cities, Counties, State & Federal Agencies Have Same “Sloppy and Dangerous” Approach to Mobile Device Management (MDM) As County Employer of Suspected Terrorist.

2015 June 18 Press Release: IT asset managers group launches open IT solutions database
CANTON, OH/// June, 2015 // IAITAM — The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) has launched the world´s largest IT Asset Management Knowledge (ITAK) database. Read More

2015 June 17 Press Release: International Association of IT Asset Managers Launches World’s Largest Open IT Solutions Database
CANTON, OH/// June, 2015 // IAITAM — Database To Revolutionize IT Problem Solving With a Wealth of Expert-Curated Content; New Resource Uses Reddit-Style Functionality That Allows Readers to “Rank” Content. Read More

2015 June 17 Press Release: International Association of IT Asset Managers Launches World’s Largest Open IT Solutions Database
CANTON, OH/// June, 2015 // MarketWatch — Database To Revolutionize IT Problem Solving With a Wealth of Expert-Curated Content; New Resource Uses Reddit-Style Functionality That Allows Readers to “Rank” Content. Read More

2015 June 17 Press Release: International Association of IT Asset Managers Launches World’s Largest Open IT Solutions Database
CANTON, OH/// June, 2015 // Boston Globe — Database To Revolutionize IT Problem Solving With a Wealth of Expert-Curated Content; New Resource Uses Reddit-Style Functionality That Allows Readers to “Rank” Content. Read More

2015 June 17 Press Release: International Association of IT Asset Managers Launches World’s Largest Open IT Solutions Database
CANTON, OH/// June, 2015 // Atlanta Business Chronicle — Database To Revolutionize IT Problem Solving With a Wealth of Expert-Curated Content; New Resource Uses Reddit-Style Functionality That Allows Readers to “Rank” Content. Read More

2015 June 17 Press Release: International Association of IT Asset Managers Launches World’s Largest Open IT Solutions Database
CANTON, OH/// June, 2015 // BizJournals — Database To Revolutionize IT Problem Solving With a Wealth of Expert-Curated Content; New Resource Uses Reddit-Style Functionality That Allows Readers to “Rank” Content. Read More

2015 June 17 Press ReleaseInternational Association of IT Asset Managers Launches World’s Largest Open IT Solutions Database
CANTON, OH/// June, 2015 // TMCnet.com Tech News — Database To Revolutionize IT Problem Solving With a Wealth of Expert-Curated Content; New Resource Uses Reddit-Style Functionality That Allows Readers to “Rank” Content. Read More

2015 February 5 Press Release: IAITAM: “Massive Waste” in Federal IT Spending Making Cybersecurity a Bigger Problem for Government Agencies
CANTON, OH/// February 5, 2015 // Washington, D.C. & Canton — Bad news for taxpayers: “High Tech Equivalent of $436 Pentagon Hammer” seen in tens of billions of dollars in bloated federal IT-related spending; lack of focus on “IT Asset Management” actually increasing risks of lost and stolen hard drives, outdated software and other risks. Read More

2015 February 5 Press Release Report: Understanding the Federal Government’s “IT Insecurity” Crisis
CANTON, OH/// February 5, 2015 // IAITAM — U.S. taxpayers have paid $59 billion for data protection since Fiscal Year 2010, including $10.3 billion in the most recent year under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). Read More

2015 February 5 Press Release: Report warns of bloated IT budgets for federal agencies
CANTON, OH/// February 5, 2015 // The Washington Post — The U.S. government spends vastly more than the private sector on information technology but doesn’t receive enough bang for its buck, accourding to a report from an industry group. Read More

2015 February 5 Press Release: Report: Feds Wasting At Least $35 Billion on IT and Security
CANTON, OH/// February 5, 2015 // the weekly Standard — Feds spend more than $36,000 per employee on IT. Read More

2015 February 5 Press Release (Audio): Report: Federal Government IT Crisis Report
CANTON, OH/// February 5, 2015 // the Hastings Group Media — An Audio file of IAITAM’s IT Crisis Report. Listen

2015 February 5 Press Release: Understanding the Federal Government’s IT Insecurity Crisis
CANTON, OH/// February 5, 2015 // Lawblogs.net — U.S. taxpayers have paid $59 billion for data protection since Fiscal Year 2010, including $10.3 billion in the most recent year under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). Read More

2015 February 5 Press Release: Agency: US is wasting billions because of poor IT management
CANTON, OH/// February 5, 2015 // Canton Rep — A locally based organization contends that billinos of dollars are being wasted each year because of poor management of IT equipment and systems by federal agencies. Read More

2015 February 5 Press Release: Agency: US is wasting billions because of poor IT management
CANTON, OH/// February 5, 2015 // IndeOnline.com — A locally based organization contends that billinos of dollars are being wasted each year because of poor management of IT equipment and systems by federal agencies. Read More

2015 February 5 Press Release: Report: Feds Wasting At Least $35 Billion on IT and Security
CANTON, OH/// February 5, 2015 // BrianBrown.net — A new report, Understanding the Federal Government’s ‘IT Insecurity’ Crisis, released today by the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM), has the group claiming that “half or more of the $70-$80 billion the U.S. government spends each year on Information Technology (IT) and IT Security is wasted. Read More

2015 February 5 Press Release: Report slams wasteful government IT spending:
CANTON, OH/// February 5, 2015 // FOX NEWS — The U.S. government wastes 50 percent or more of the $70 billion to & 80 billion that it spends on IT and IT security each year, according to a report released on Thursday by the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM). Read More

2015 February 5 Press Release: Report: Poor asset management leads to IT insecurity
CANTON, OH/// February 5, 2015 // FCW — WHAT: “Understanding the Federal Government’s ‘IT Insecurity Crisis,” from the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers. Read More

2015 February 5 Press Release: IAITAM: “Massive Waste” In Federal IT Spending Making Cybersecurity A Bigger Problem For Government Agencies
CANTON, OH/// February 5, 2015 // IT briefing.net — Half or more of the $70-$80 billion the U.S. government spends each year on Information Technology (IT) and IT Security is wasted and actually leaves federal agencies in greater danger of breaches, lost and stolen hardware, the use of outdated software, missing software patches and other cybersecurity dangers, according to a report issued today by the Canton, OH-based International Association of Information Technology. Read More

2014 December 3 Press Release: One Year After The Target Debacle: IT Expert Warns Data Breaches Will Continue In 2015 Unless Companies Move Beyond “Superficial IT Security Solutions”

2014 July 24 Press Release: Report: IRS, Other Agencies Not Storing Instant Messages
CANTON, OH/// July 24, 2014 // Newsmax — Government agencies aren’t storing Internet chat messages or cellphone texts, former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner’s emails revealed this month, even though analysts say communications that may constitute official documents should be archived. Read More

2014 July 24 Press Release: Report: 6 Questions for the IRS about Lois Lerner’s emails
CANTON, OH/// July 24, 2014 // Joe for America — A professional IT trade group with significant expertise in IT best practices has 6 questions that need to be answered about Lois Lerner’s – and at least 20 other IRS employees – email. Read More

2014 July Talk Radio: 6 Key Questions that Need to be asked

2014 July 23 Press Release: How To Avoid The IRS Technology Fumbles
CANTON, OH/// July 23, 2014 // Nextgov — The Internal Revenue Service has had difficulty accounting for a hard drive it says it destroyed and backup tapes that may or may not have been saved — a situation that has sounded security alarms for some who see information technology management problems throughout government. Read More

2014 July 23 Press Release: IT Experts Challenge DOJ/Congress on Missing IRS E-mails
CANTON, OH/// July 23, 2014 // New American — An international organization representing information technology (IT) managers says there is a relatively easy way to get to the bottom of the Internal Revenue Service’s mounting scandal over thousands of “missing” (and possibly incriminating) e-mails. Read More

2014 July 23 Press Release: Lois Lerner’s Missing Emails May Not Have Been Destroyed, Could Still Be Recovered: House Republicans
CANTON, OH/// July 23, 2014 // HNGN — House Republican investigators said Tuesday that the computer hard drive of ex-agency official Lois Lerner — a key figure in the IRS targeting scandal — was less damaged than the agency let on and that backup tapes containing her missing e-mails may still be available, Politico reported. Read More

2014 July 23 Press Release: The Hunt for Lois Lerner’s emails
CANTON, OH/// July 23, 2014 // Hot Air — Atop that, some technology experts are raising questions about a new court-ordered IRS account of what happened to Lerner’s hard drive because it does not include typical documented proof of device destruction. Read More

2014 July 22 Press Release: Continued Corruption: Lerner’s ‘Missing’ Hard Drive was Recoverable
CANTON, OH/// July 22, 2014 // TPNN — The House Ways and Means Committee has had enough excuses from those seeking to protect the IRS from the fallout surrounding the IRS scandal. The committee learned on Tuesday that the hard drive containing the so-called “lost” emails from Lois Lerner’s office was “scratched,” but very much recoverable, despite earlier assertions by government IT specialists. Read More

2014 July 22 Press Release: IT Professionals respond to IRS emails probe
CANTON, OH/// July 22, 2014 // The Plazz — Amid a Tea Party probe into the IRS’ targeting of Tea Party groups, the IRS put out a bid for the destruction of 3,200 more agency hard drives, the Washington Times reports. Read More

2014 July 23 Press Release: The Hunt For Lois Lerner’s Emails
CANTON, OH/// July 22, 2014 // Accounting Web — Rachael Bade of Politico wrote on Tuesday that some technology experts are raising questions about a new court-ordered IRS account of what happened to ex-agency official Lois Lerner’s hard drive because it does not include typical documented proof of device destruction. Read More

2014 July 22 Press Release: How Credible is the “My Computer Crashed” Excuse For Universities?
CANTON, OH/// July 22, 2014 // The College Fix — A former IRS executive’s alleged loss of emails dealing with the possible targeting of conservative nonprofits raises issues not only for the government, but also the collegiate community. Read More

2014 July 22 Press Release: Report: Investigation of missing IRS email holds lessons for your business
CANTON, OH/// July 22, 2014 // PCWorld — Government agencies aren’t storing Internet chat messages or cellphone texts, former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner’s emails revealed this month, even though analysts say communications that may constitute official documents should be archived. Read More

2014 July 22 Press Release: The Hunt For Lois Lerner’s Emails
CANTON, OH/// July 22, 2014 // Politico — Lois Lerner’s emails and hard drive were all destroyed. Or maybe not. The case of the former IRS official’s lost emails became more complicated this week after a top agency official said he’s no longer 100 percent sure there are no back-ups. Those comments veered from prior IRS statements on the issue that has revived the tea party targeting controversy. Read More

2014 July 22 Press Release: IRS changes its story on lost emails and hard drive crashes
CANTON, OH/// July 22, 2014 // American Thinker — IRS Commissioner Koskinen’s testimony that all backup tapes of Lois Lerner’s emails have been destroyed may be “inoperative,” to use the term employed during Watergate when stories changed. The House Oversight Committee chaired by Darrell Issa has released the transcription of testimony taken last week revealing that the IRS is changing its tune. Read More

2014 July 22 Press Release: Lerner’s Lost Emails: 6 Questions IRS IT Must Answer
CANTON, OH/// July 22, 2014 // Cruxial CIO — An IT advisory group says the information technology department at the IRS should have multiple ways of tracking emails from former official Lois Lerner, who is at the center of a probe into whether the tax agency unfairly targeted conservative groups. Read More

2014 July 22 Press Release: IRS now not sure if backup emails exist, but claims more hard drives crashed
CANTON, OH/// July 22, 2014 // NetworkWorld — Don’t get whiplash as an IRS attorney testified that the IRS is not sure if backups of Lerner’s emails still exist, but other IRS officials with whom she would have communicated…their hard drives crashed too. Read More

2014 July 21 Press Release: IRS Lawyer: Lerner Emails Still Could Be Retrievable
CANTON, OH/// July 21, 2014 // Newsmax — Two years’ worth of missing IRS emails from former official Lois Lerner could still be available on backup, an agency official says. Read More

2014 July 21 Press Release: Report: IT Group Offers 6 Questions Investigators Should Ask About Lois Lerner’s Emails
CANTON, OH/// July 21, 2014 // Riverside Daily Digest — The President of the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers, a group with expertise in IT best practices, posed six questions she thinks lawmakers and the DOJ should ask about the loss of Lois Lerner’s emails. Read More

2014 July 21 Press Release: What Happened To the IRS IT Asset Management Team?
CANTON, OH/// July 21, 2014 // Lucianne — An Ohio-based trade association, the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM), wants to know why the IRS’s IT Asset Managers have apparently “disappeared at a key juncture.” Read More

2014 July 21 Press Release: IT Group Offers 6 Questions Investigators Should Ask About Lois Lerner’s Emails
CANTON, OH/// July 21, 2014 // Breitbart — The President of the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers, a group with expertise in IT best practices, posed six questions she thinks lawmakers and the DOJ should ask about the loss of Lois Lerner’s emails. Read More

2014 July 21 Press Release: IRS: More hard drive crashes but maybe Lerner’s emails can be found
CANTON, OH/// July 21, 2014 // Before It’s News — Maybe it would be easier to name the IRS employees who did not crash their hard drives. In a segment of testimony released by Congressman Darrell Issa IRS Deputy Associate Chief Counsel Thomas Kane cast doubt on the assertion that Lois Lerner’s emails were irretrievably lost and then added 4 more IRS employees who had experienced computer trouble. Read More

2014 July 21 Press Release: IT Group Offers 6 Questions Investigators Should Ask About Lois Lerner’s Emails
CANTON, OH/// July 21, 2014 // Politics Balla — The President of the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers, a group with expertise in IT best practices, posed six questions she thinks lawmakers and the DOJ should ask about the loss of Lois Lerner’s emails. Read More

2014 July 21 Press Release: IRS lawyer: By the way, the hard drives of some other employees who dealt with Lois Lerner also crashed
CANTON, OH/// July 21, 2014 // Hot Air — Assuming the data isn’t recovered and no one is punished, as seems likely, this is a get-out-of-jail-free card for the next president’s administration, no? Read More

2014 July 21 Press Release: What Happened To the IRS IT Asset Management Team?
CANTON, OH/// July 21, 2014 // Fox News Nation — An Ohio-based trade association, the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM), wants to know why the IRS’s IT Asset Managers have apparently “disappeared at a key juncture.” Read More

2014 July 21 Press Release: Report: IRS official: Lois Lerner email trail may not be cold
CANTON, OH/// July 21, 2014 // Politico — A top IRS official is now uncertain about whether backup tapes of the lost Lois Lerner emails may exist, according to testimony released by Republicans — a potentially significant plot twist in the controversy that has shaken the IRS in recent weeks. Read More

2014 July 21 Press Release: What Happened To the IRS IT Asset Management Team?
CANTON, OH/// July 21, 2014 // Weekly Standard — An Ohio-based trade association, the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM), wants to know why the IRS’s IT Asset Managers have apparently “disappeared at a key juncture.” Read More

2014 July 21 Press Release: IRS official: Lost Lois Lerner emails may still exist
CANTON, OH/// July 21, 2014 // Washington Examiner — Could the IRS have those missing Lois Lerner emails after all? New testimony from a key Internal Revenue Service official indicates the IRS may not have lost two years of emails sent by former top IRS official Lois Lerner after all. Read More

2014 July 21 Press Release: What Happened To the IRS IT Asset Management Team?
CANTON, OH/// July 21, 2014 // Conservative Critic — An Ohio-based trade association, the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM), wants to know why the IRS’s IT Asset Managers have apparently “disappeared at a key juncture.” Read More

2014 July 21 Press Release: 6 questions about the IRS’s missing emails, from IT experts
CANTON, OH/// July 21, 2014 // The Washington Post — Did the IRS intentionally lose e-mails to cover up potentially incriminating communications relating to the agency’s targeting controversy, or did the records go missing because of bad technology management? Read More

2014 July 21 Press Release: 6 Key Questions The U.S. Department Of Justice Needs To Ask As It Investigates Lois Lerner’s Lost Emails
CANTON, OH/// July 21, 2014 //PRNewswire-USNewswire — What questions should the Justice Department and Congress ask as they probe the lost emails of Lois Lerner at the IRS? The roadmap is clear to International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) experts, who deal with issues of this sort on a daily basis. Read More

2014 June 26 Press Release: IAITAM Head: IRS Explanation of Lost Emails Does Not Seem Plausible
Smoking Gun? Expert Says Hard Drive Shredding Would Have Required Record of Destruction Under IT Asset Management Policy; IRS and Outside Contractor Should Have Full Records of Drive Destruction. CANTON, OH///June 26, 2014///–Who destroyed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) email hard drives? When were the drives destroyed? Where is the documentation that goes with such destruction? Read More

2014 April 02 Press Release: IAITAM and EY Announce Collaboration to Bring Industry the First IT Asset Management Organizational Certification
EY Will Use IAITAM’s Renowned ITAM360® Assessment Tool To Deliver The Assessment, And IAITAM Will Award The Certifications Based In That.
CANTON, OH///April 2, 2014///The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) announces the first IT Asset Management Organizational Certification of its kind to the industry at large. IAITAM, who is vendor-neutral and prides itself as offering real-world solutions to IT Asset Management (ITAM) issues, is taking its assessment product (ITAM360® Assessment), which is based off of the IAITAM 12 Key Process Areas (the only documented ITAM architecture), and commissioning Ernst & Young (EY) to deliver the assessment. EY, as a global organization, can provide services in the technology space and is perfectly positioned to deliver this assessment with IAITAM with its global reach, credentials in compliance and position of independence. Together IAITAM and EY will deliver the global standard for organizations to aspire to in ITAM. Read More

Are You on Cloud 9 By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, CEO of IAITAM
The benefits and consequences of cloud computing being introduced into an organization’s environment has been an issue well debated. Once the decision has been made to introduce the cloud into the organization however, it has become a free-for-all situation where end users use the solution that is best suited for their purposes. This leads to a phenomenon known as Cloud Sprawl, where information has been “sprawled” out amongst multiple cloud platforms. Read More

 2013 October 15 Press Release: IAITAM & APMG-International Begin Accreditation Partnership
APMG-International will begin accrediting training organizations to deliver the IAITAM Courseware effective immediately. This announcement was made today at IAITAM’s Annual Fall ACE Conference by Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, CEO of IAITAM, to the attendees. This partnership will allow wide spread adoption of the IAITAM Courseware and meet the growing demand for IT Asset Management Training.  “IAITAM is very excited about making this move to allow training organizations around the globe to start teaching the IAITAM Courseware. One of many benefits of this partnership is the additional focus IAITAM will garner to create new and critical content initiatives for the profession,” said Dr. Rembiesa. “Finding an organization such as APMG-International, which shares the same business philosophy and excellent reputation as IAITAM, made making this move easy.” Read More

Mobile Device Management Best Practices for the Connected Organization By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, CEO of IAITAM
Businesses’ rapacious appetite for technology has always required teams of hardware and software experts to meet those needs. Today, mobile devices, ranging from laptops to tablets to smartphones, have changed the relationship between technology and the individual. People are now able to access both business and personal data at any time, from anywhere. This creates numerous data security, Read More

2013 May 07 Press Release: Verizon Wireless IT Asset Manager Awarded Full Scholarship by IAITAM 

2013 April 08 Press Release: Spring IAITAM Event in Houston to Discuss BYOD, Mobile Asset Management, Software Audits & Negotiations 

Enterprises Must Close Security Gap in Mobile Devices By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, CEO of IAITAM
Late in 2012, the International Association of IT Asset Managers Inc. (IAITAM) conducted a survey focused on how mobile asset management is being incorporated into the workplace. The survey defined a mobile asset to include laptops as well as tablets and smartphones. The survey results show that the introduction of mobile assets causes difficulties for IT managers but remains a prevalent requirement, due to employee expectations and the consumerization movement. Read More

Licensing, management of mobile devices present huge challenge to enterprises Published on FierceMobileIT By: Fred Donovan
Only 60 percent of enterprises track who is accessing their network remotely and how long they spend on the network, according to a survey from earlier this year of 250 IT asset managers who are members of the International Association of IT Asset Managers. “The licensing and management of mobile devices are presenting a huge challenge to organizations. 75 percent find it very challenging to deal with the licensing and management of mobile devices,” Barb Rembiesa, IAITAM founder, told FierceMobileIT.  Read More

Maximize IT Spend in 2013 By: Jenny Schuchert, Content and Development Director for IAITAM
The leaders of most organisations have a complex array of decision criteria to balance building for business growth and strategic cost-cutting. At this point, the tactics for reducing the costs of business such as delaying projects and downsizing have been done. Where is their next source of savings originating within the enterprise? Read More

Mobile Asset Management and BYOD Challenges By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, CEO of IAITAM
IT asset management now accounts not only for company-owned assets, but also to ensure that appropriate security is implemented on employee-owned mobile devices. Many users have incorporated smartphones and tablets into their daily lives, and are blending activities such as Web browsing, games and mobile payments with business uses such as corporate email. As a result, the federal government and the private sector are confronting how to fully embrace mobile devices in their environments. Read More

IT Asset Management – What ITAM Is & How it Relates to Your Business © 2013 Sandhills Publishing
If your company is like many others, it might not be giving ITAM (IT asset management) the attention it deserves. SMBs typically make ITAM a priority only when major upgrades roll around or during lean financial times when cost cutting and/or efficiency improvements are most sought after. An arguably more important point, however, is that consistently performing rigorous ITAM can lead to numerous desirable benefits and help avoid many risks. Read More or Click Here for the PCToday.com Digital Edition

2013 January 30 Press Release: IT Security and Data Protection Is Number One Challenge for Asset Managers According to New IAITAM Survey

IAITAM ACEs It Again By: McDowell Consulting, LLC
After missing the 2011 conference because of a conflict with Novell’s BrainShare, I was pleased to return to the 2012 International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) in Palm Springs, CA, this past October. IAITAM lived up to their reputation for putting on an event that was informative as well as fun. There were nearly 1,000 attendees – a record – for the 10th year of the conference, packing sessions on eight different learning tracks. Read More

2012 November 28 Press Release: Forrester Research Analyst to Kick-Off ITAM Awareness Month with inar: Managing Software Licenses in a Mobile, Virtual World

A Comparison of IT Asset Management Conferences By: Frank Iati, Siwel Consulting
This fall I attended the two largest IT Asset Management (ITAM) industry conferences – the Gartner IT Financial, Procurement and Asset Management Summit and the IAITAM 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibition.  Often times organizations must choose between these conferences because they do not have the available budget or the time to attend both events.  If your organization is in this position, here are some comparisons that will help you decide which event will best meet your needs. Read More

2012 November 09: IAITAM CEO, Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D.Litt wins Bronze Stevie Award in New York City.

2012 October 22 Press Release: IAITAM Unveils Two Industry Conferences for 2013, Nearly 1,000 Senior IT Executives Attended This Year’s Conference

2012 September 05 Press Release: Microsoft Licensing Expert, Bestselling Author of The Traveler’s Gift and Microsoft to Keynote IAITAM 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibition

2012 August 13 Video: IAITAM – IT Asset Trainings in Poland

The Importance of Final Disposition By: Lynne Weiss, VP of Marketing at IAITAM
IT Asset Management is the practice surrounding the management of IT assets from a financial, inventory and contractual standpoint. The management of the entire lifecycle of your hardware, software and mobile assets fall under this set of business processes, from initial asset planning, to its disposition at the end of its utility. End-of-life practices, or ITAD (IT Asset Disposition), is critical to the business, mainly for risk avoidance due to errors. If managed properly, final disposition of IT assets can result in a positive net cash flow. Read More

Report: IT Asset Tracking Represents a $1B Market for RFID Published in RFID 24-7
RFID-enabling data centers is on the way to becoming a $1 billion business. A new survey released by Frost & Sullivan says that the RFID data center market was worth $96.3 million last year, and will grow to $953 million in 2017. Companies like Cisco, Bank of America and Wells Fargo have long understood how RFID can help when it comes to tracking assets like blades, servers, and data tapes. However, many large financial institutions still do not have a clear understanding of how RFID can help them to meet regulatory obligations like Sarbanes-Oxley. Read More

2012 July 30 Press Release: IAITAM Adds Government Division to Expand Services and Expertise 

2012 July 23 Press Release: IAITAM Announces New Industry Certifcation in Mobile Asset Management

Keeping the ITAM Superhero Alive By: Adrian Bridgewater Published in The ITAM Review
Dr. Barbara (Barb) Rembiesa is the founder and CEO of the International Association of IT Asset Managers, Inc, (IAITAM), a global organisation focused on bringing education and best practice standards to IT asset management. As a staunch ITAM advocate, Barb has influenced and authored ITAM frameworks and standards through IAITAM’s certification courses and Best Practice Library, and actively participates in the International Standards Organisation (ISO), specifically as they endeavour to set software asset management standards.
ITAM Review: Your scope extends across 100 countries today, what advantages come from this kind of global reach in terms of knowledge share would you say?

Barb Rembiesa: There are plenty of advantages when an organisation spans so many countries but I want to emphasise the one I view as key which is the wealth of knowledge sharing that occurs and the input that the different global regions convey. Read More

EU Court Legalises Second-hand Software By: Glenn Wilson, CLO and EVP at IAITAM
In a landmark decision, the European Union Court of Justice ruled in favor of UsedSoft, a used software licence distributor, that the reselling of used software licences is legal. According to the Court of Justice, once a software company sells a copy of its computer program, it loses its exclusive rights to distribution. This ruling is based on an interpretation of Directive 2009/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, dated 23 April 2009. This directive describes the legal protections for computer programs within the EU. Read More

Cloud is not a Cornucopia of Savings By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, CEO of IAITAM
Organizations that chose to “go to the cloud” do not necessarily bring about dramatic savings and IT efficiencies that outweigh or eliminate the need for asset management. In fact, the adverse effect may be the case based on the added risk surrounding data security, access, data transfer and backup along with agreements that include terms that are unclear or misunderstood by parties unfamiliar with this new licensing model. This in turn may lead to an increase in resources at every level.  Read More

2012 June 12 Press Release: IAITAM Announces ITAM Certification Courses in South America

IT’s 6-step guide to adopting consumerization By: Bob Violino (InfoWorld)
CIO – Most businesses are accepting, even embracing, consumer technology. What do they know that you don’t?
If your IT department is resisting the “consumerization” trend, it’s in the minority. Recent research shows that most enterprises are proactively addressing this trend and the new relationship between IT and users that often accompanies a consumer IT strategy. What do they know that you don’t?  Read More

Modern IT support management By: Adam Jadcza
Computerworld Polska- Take off the design of the training and certification of IAITAM-International Association of managers to the Management Resources IT. So far, these courses were not available in Poland. They are-with ITIL-a parallel route of training for IT professionals. Read More

 2012 April 18 Press Release: IAITAM Executives Speak on Software Licensing & Management at CDW Sponsored 8-City Seminar Series Produced By CIO Magazine, Computerworld and Network World

2012 March 27 Press Release: IAITAM Awards First MSITAM Scholarship

2012 March 09 Press Release: William Howard Taft University Partners with IAITAM to Develop New Master of Science in Information Technology Degree Progra

Service Management in the Data Center Depends on IT Asset Management By: Takeshi Takeuchi, Japan Branch Manager at IAITAM Published by The Datacenter Journal
The combination of technology changes and the adoption of service management has transformed data centers into IT service providers. Regardless of whether the business model includes external customers, data centers have more in common: offering IT services as products to be consumed by users. The internal customer moves from the older view of the facility as a cost center to viewing it as a profit center because of the product-maker mindset that is part of service management. The expectations of users are viewed as expected outcomes rather than as uses of technology. If a data center provides external services, the provider differentiates itself from the competition on the basis of service capabilities rather than technology. This transition from a technology-driven model to a service-driven model empowers the data center to use virtualization, pooling and other cloud computing technologies to satisfy user requirements. Read More

2012 January 23 Press Release: Poland’s Top Business School Includes I.T. Industry Certifications in MBA and Postgraduate Programs

Profiles: Perspectives of an E-Scrap Pioneer By: Jenny Schuchert, Japan Branch Manager at IAITAM   Reprint from E-Scrap News December 2011
What was electronics recycling like before certification, the tech bubble or the Internet age? E-scrap has come a long way, according to one of the industry’s early innovators, highlighted in our recurring E-scrap Profiles series. The electronics reuse and recycling industry has experienced exponential growth in recent decades as organizations in every sector seek protection from data, environmental, brand and compliance risks. The response to the need was a rapid but responsible, its evolution was guided by a handful of forward-thinking innovators. One of them is Ray Chapman. Read More

2012 January 04 Press Release: IAITAM Appoints Executive Vice President and General Counsel

IAITAM brings asset management courses to UK channel
Former FAST boss John Lovelock is returning to the channel at the helm of US IT asset management (ITAM) outfit IAITAM, which is expanding into Europe having previously managed the region out of the States. The organisation, which was closely involved in the development of ISO software asset management (SAM) standards, already claims to have 500 online subscribers in the UK, and will be running its first course on Certified Software Asset Management in London towards the end of the month.  Read More

2011 November 07 Press Release: IAITAM Expands Into Australia With Local Strategic Alliance 

IT group moves to Jackson, plans to add 100 jobs JACKSON TWP. —  An organization that helps companies with information technology has moved here and has begun hiring up to 100 people. The International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers has moved its headquarters from Suffield Township in Summit County to 4848 Munson Street NW, tripling its office space to accommodate growth. Read More

IAITAM Has Moved!
The International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) has moved its main headquarters to Canton from Suffield, Ohio, tripling the association’s office space in order to accommodate its accelerated growth. The new office space is located at 4848 Munson Street NW, Canton, OH 44718.  Read More

2011 October 21 Press Release: Prestigious IAITAM Fellowship Awarded to Three Outstanding IT Asset Managers

2011 October 17 Press Release: Certified Software Asset Manager Course Available in E.U.

Honorary Doctorate of Letters Awarded
(10/13/11)- William Howard Taft University honors founder and CEO of International Association of I.T. Asset Managers, Inc. (IAITAM) — Barbara Rembiesa — with an Honorary Doctorate of Letters for her contributions to the field of I.T. Asset Management (ITAM) and her extensive philanthropic contributions to the community.

2011 October 13 Press Release: Taft University Awards IT Visionary With Honorary Doctorate

2011 September 20 Press Release: Former Gartner Analyst and Zig Ziglar Protégé Selected as Keynotes at IAITAM 2011 Annual Conference and Exhibition

2011 September 07 Press Release: FAST Ltd Proudly Announces Main Sponsor – IAITAM

2011 September 04 Press Release: Accenture, Chevron & Wells Fargo Executives to Speak at the IAITAM 2011 Annual Conference and Exhibitio

Cash for clunkers: Old tech equipment boosts the bottom line Some organizations are recouping cash as they send old PCs, servers, and laptops out the door. By: Mary K. Pratt
Computerworld – Like most big companies, GlaxoSmithKline had systems in place to help keep track of its computers, servers and other IT equipment. Even so, equipment would still fall through the cracks — employees would leave, and managers would forget to call the desktop services group to pick up their computers. Or workers would need extra machines for special projects but then fail to turn them in when the projects were complete. Or people would ask to hold on to old computers after an upgrade to clear off data, and the unit would fall off the roster. Read More 

2011 May 18 Press Release: IAITAM Announces Fourth Office in London UK

2011 May 04 Press Release: IAITAM Announces Third Office in Tokyo Japan

2011 May 04 Press Release: IAITAM Announces Third Office in Tokyo Japan – Japan Version

2011 April 06 Press Release: IAITAM President Barbara Rembiesa Platinum Special Contributor Award from ISO/IEC 19770 SAM Standard

IT Asset Disposal is a Corporate Social Responsibility, Not Just an Obligatory Act  By: Barbara Rembiesa, President of IAITAM
Published in The ITAM Review. 
As companies deploy new technologies, they are faced with the issue of what do with their older IT assets. As the green movement and a call for greater corporate social responsibility have grown over the last decade, it is no longer acceptable for organizations to throw out old technology or simply to pass it along. IT asset disposal is a serious corporate social responsibility that should be taken to heart by both the private and public sectors and can reap huge benefits for the internal IT organization while, at the same time, being a good corporate citizen. While proper asset disposal has been a growing movement amongst companies, many still consider it an obligatory act to comply with the “green” movement, despite the regulatory compliance laws. Organizations fail to understand that correct disposal methods can be extremely beneficial if properly planned and executed – from positioning the company as the “good guy” to increasing financial value of assets that have traditionally been looked at as depreciating in value, resulting in financial loss year-over-year – to closing compliance gaps.   Read More… 

2010 November 30 Press Release: ISO/IEC Grants Extended Distribution

Cloud Computing? … Hold on a Minute By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, President of IAITAM
Published in CIO Update 
The buzz word of the day in the industry is “cloud”. Executives are hearing the word at every turn. They associate the word with spending less, smaller IT departments, and promises of no hassles. Sounds great for the organization and everyone should jump right on board, right? No! Anyone that has been around the industry long enough is looking at cloud computing as a trip back to the mainframe days of pay-to-play. Executives, on the other hand, are looking at the concept as a new and exciting way to get rid of the headache of IT. Unfortunately, (no disrespect intended) they just don’t get it.   Read More…  

The 3 Top Problems of ITAM Administration By: Barbara Rembiesa, President of IAITAM
Published in Enterprise Systems Journal 
IT asset management (ITAM) is a tactical foundation corporate executives need to make sound strategic decisions. ITAM needs more than just an administrator to manage it. IT asset management (ITAM) is a word bandied about for the last couple of years as an important functional area necessity for IT to make strategic and managerial decisions. Although the industry has decided to take up this battle cry, the reality is lagging far behind. The role of ITAM has been delegated to highly functional IT administrators or middle management, who immediately place it into the hands of an IT administrator. Few C-level or executive decisions makers pay attention to ITAM programs until they are asked to cut costs — which has been the trend for the last two years. The recession has put a spotlight on ITAM, but hurdles governing the program execution remain.   Read More 

2010 October 28 Press Release: December is ITAM Awareness Month

2010 October 28 Press Release: IAITAM Reveals Data from Its What’s Happening with ITAD Survey

2010 October 28 Press Release: ISO/IEC 19770-1 SAM Standard Embraced By IAITAM

IT Asset Management: How to Bring Value To Your Organisation (Part 2/2: Key Processes)
By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, President of IAITAM Published in The ITAM Review 
Once you understand how these foundational processes exist within the enterprise, then you are in the position to venture into the other key processes that support the ITAM program. Read More 

IT Asset Management: How to Bring Value To Your Organisation (Part 1/2: Vision)
By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, President of IAITAM Published in The ITAM Review 
When evaluating core business practices, IT Asset Management has not made the list for most enterprises.  In the past, ITAM has been viewed as a practice that lies solely within the realm of IT and not considered to add measurable value to the organization. IT was often viewed as foreign to executive management with little buy-in and business practices within IT were often immature compared to other business practices with little executive buy-in and not necessarily viewed as adhering to the overall goals of the organization. When evaluating the ITAM program on its merits, you can see it yields quantifiable benefits such as budgetary savings, risk reduction and enterprise-wide efficiencies.  By definition, ITAM is the process of managing the business side of IT, therefore as a business practice, the targets and measurements must adhere to standard business methodologies and adhere to the organization’s goals and contribute to the bottom line.    Read More