When investigating vendors, it is important to learn what their policies are. It is also important to find out if they practice what they preach. Some vendors may stand by one policy, but they may not always follow it due to varying reasons, such as an employee accidentally following a process incorrectly. IT Asset Managers need to keep track of and manage the organization’s vendors to see that they continuously remain compliant to their contracts.
The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) is the largest organization providing education, certification and thought leadership to the management of IT as a business. IT Asset Management is the management of hardware, software, mobile and other technology to maximize the value to the organization.