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ITAM and the career path to CIO

The career path to CIO: “Think about value added decisions that can be made as a result of ITAM data – where else in the enterprise might the data we’re discovering allow the business to make smarter choices?” Back in March of last year I wrote of the Skills and Experience required for the ITAM profession. I talked about the key qualities of ITAM professionals such as analytics,... 

The ITAM Consultant – Skills and Experience

Motivated Evangelist, Practical Fixer or Control Freak? What have you got in your ITAM toolkit? I receive quite a few ITAM related CVs across my desk in the average week, so I thought I would share what I consider to be the most redeeming qualities for ITAM professionals and how those qualities have changed as the market has evolved. We see Licence Management as a specialist subset of ITAM, but the... 

Does your Outsourcer really know SAM?

"Software Asset Management (SAM) may be a small line item within a huge all-encompassing contract" Outsourcers are a major part of the IT landscape. Third party service providers and integrators are responsible for managing a large proportion of public and private sector infrastructure and systems. For outsource contracts to be profitable they usually have to encompass a vast array of IT... 

Who do you trust?

Editors Note: I’ve known Paul Sheehan for over a decade. He is a forthright, well-respected and experienced SAM practitioner and I’m pleased that I’ve finally convinced him to step out of the shadows to share his experience with the ITAM Review community. In this first article Paul delves into the murky depths of independence and profit motives in the SAM market. Who do you trust? I read Martin’s...