What do your stakeholders want?

January 23, 2023

This guest blog is from Shadi Khoshab – Global Director, ITAM and Software Sourcing Services – SoftwareOne

Who are my stakeholders?

As the ITAM professional within your organization, your success and impact depends on your relationship with different stakeholders. The most important groups you should be working with span from C-level functions (CIO, CFO, CPO, CSO) to procurement/sourcing teams, legal (internal or external), business owners, and technical staff (database administrators, infrastructure/virtualization managers, public cloud managers, application owners).
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How are you reimagining ITAM?

November 22, 2022

The ITAM Review and Snow Software (two ITAM Forum Patrons) just launched an ‘ITAM Reimagined’ podcast series, featuring four ITAM industry leaders:

  • Beth Kaminski – IT Asset Program Manager; Dart Container
  • David Mackenzie – Head of Service, Asset & Configuration Management; Giganet
  • Rick Sheffer – Global Head of Enterprise Asset Management; Wolters Kluwer
  • Brandon Smeets – Team Lead ICS User Services; Canon Production Printing

Not only are success strategies shared, but also discussed is how ITAM can be ‘reimagined’ into a strategic business partner position.
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“I love ITAM and working with asset managers.”

November 16, 2022

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Eric Schuman who leads the ITAM practice at Cask. To say that Eric is an ITAM enthusiastic, is an understatement. He has a built-in, personal library of ITAM knowledge and skills gained through the past 30 years of working both in-house and as a consultant, and knowledge he’s absolutely willing to share. He loves speaking with asset managers so don’t be shy to reach out to Eric on LinkedIn or through the ITAM Forum.
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Is ITAM starting to move the needle? Findings from the 2022 Flexera ‘State of ITAM’ Report

November 8, 2022

Flexera (an ITAM Forum Patron) recently released the findings of its second annual Flexera State of ITAM Report. More than 500 IT executives from around the world – who manage and participate in ITAM, SAM and HAM processes in organizations of 1,000+ employees – participated in this survey. 59% came from the U.S.A. and 17% (the highest figure) from the Financial Services industry.
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How ITAM can contribute towards sustainability

October 28, 2022

In our latest members-only webinar, we looked at ITAM’s role in sustainability. How can ITAM contribute to an organisation’s ESG goals and reduce e-waste? With AJ Witt from the ITAM Review serving as host, we brought together a panel of ITAM and ITAD (IT Asset Disposition) experts to discuss this pressing topic.
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ISO/IEC 27002:2022 – Helping to elevate ITAM

August 22, 2022

By Ron Brill, President and Chairman of the Board, Anglepoint; ITAM Forum Board of Trustees Vice Chair; ISO ITAM Standards Committee Chair

 

The 3rd edition of ISO/IEC 27002:2022 (Information Security Controls) was published earlier this year. This standard provides a reference set of generic information security controls, including implementation guidance.

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FinOps: Why ITAM shouldn’t wait to make the first move

August 2, 2022

Earlier this month, we hosted a webinar discussion on FinOps, one of the biggest IT and business trends. It was a lively debate around:

    • Where the boundaries lie between ITAM and FinOps
    • Who sits within whose domain
    • Whether one is an extension or a competitor of the other
    • What are some quick ITAM wins to demonstrate why ITAM should have a seat at the table

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A successful year two – many achievements

June 21, 2022

The ITAM Forum recently celebrated its second anniversary, and there was much to celebrate!

Our new Annual Report highlights the progress we’ve made (with help from our members, trustees and patrons) during the last 12 months towards achieving our two main objectives:

    • To elevate ITAM by sharing knowledge and best practices that focus on business value and aid in growing the profession
    • To create – and be the caretakers of – the new ISO/IEC 19770-1 standard certification scheme so organisations can demonstrate the quality of their ITAM practices

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