Since there are so many software service options for different IT assets, the IT Asset Manager needs to explore and investigate what is available and how to obtain certain features. For example, an IT Asset Manager can chose a right IT asset, but they may need to purchase the right to use the software, then further purchase the right to unlock the desired features. Research may need to go beyond just what the asset can do itself and focus more on what services and features are available.
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.