Ben Strickland fell into ITAM close to 10 years ago. He was working for Cisco, helping it to move from a propriety operating system to a Linux system and was asked to keep track of software licensing. “It eventually consumed me and became my whole life.”
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.
Shannon and Ruxton Schuh are Co-Leads of the U.S.A. Chapter, which is the ITAM Forum’s newest chapter. This chapter is open to end-user ITAM professionals based in the U.S.A.
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.