Knowing which vendors to choose can be a hard decision, especially when considering that vendors often partner or merge with other vendor organizations. In case the vendor merges with another organization or if they close down, IT Asset Managers should establish certain policies in their contract with the vendor that clarify that the organization will continue getting the vendor’s service or products (or some other solution) until the end of the contract. This protects the organization and allows them to continue functioning even if the vendor makes large changes.
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.