We were thrilled to speak with Sherry Irwin for the latest episode of the Change Makers podcast. Sherry’s often described as a trailblazer, but AJ Witt rightfully (we think) suggests, she’s an ITAM ‘category definer’.
The ISO ITAM Standards Committee recently published a new white paper focused on how ITAM can contribute towards sustainability. Rather than a thought-leadership piece, and one purely focused on energy consumption, this white paper addresses the full lifecycle impact of IT services. This includes the raw materials that go into building software, hardware and cloud services. It also touches on the environmental impact of creating IT services in the first place.
As a profession, we’re still working to be well understood and to effectively communicate the business value we deliver to organizations of all sizes and across all industries. That’s why it’s important for us to celebrate, showcase, and evangelize the fantastic work we do. And, why industry awards such as the ITAM Excellence Awards, SAM Europe Awards and the IAITAM Fellowship Award are so important.
We welcome Mark Flynn to the ITAM Forum as our new Commercial Director!
Mark has spent the last 14 years helping organisations to make the most of their IT investments, align their IT strategy with their business strategy, and help their people be the best they can be.
We recently spoke with Desiree Weiss who is a SAP licensing specialist. She won the ‘Specialist/Consultant of the Year’ award at the 2020 ITAM Excellence Awards. Helpful, courteous, resourceful and tenacious are just some of the words Desiree’s clients use to describe her passion for all things SAP.
Rolling out a new operating system requires speed, cost-effectiveness and a waterproof IT asset management system able to identify machines that are both available and ineligible for upgrades. Lansweeper data based on an estimated 30 million Windows devices from 60,000 organizations reveals that on average, only 44.4% of the workstations are eligible to receive the automatic upgrade while more than 55% are not capable of being upgraded.
We recently spoke with Lance Giles who leads the team that won the 2020 ITAM Excellence Award for ‘Implementation, Team or Project of the Year’. Lance spoke with us for the Change Makers podcast series, which features ITAM leaders who share their stories and top tips to help elevate the ITAM profession and give inspiration to all of us.
I think we can all agree that we need more professionals working in ITAM. If we increase ITAM’s profile, which is one of the Forum’s key objectives, this will attract more people into our profession. With more people working in ITAM, more business value will be delivered by ITAM practices. This in turn, will raise ITAM’s profile.