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Virtual User Group

Get Help & Give Help

An end-user only user group for worldwide ITAM Professionals

Objective:

The objective of The ITAM Review Virtual User Group (VUG) is to provide an independent platform for worldwide ITAM professionals to connect and collaborate without fear of public exposure or being bombarded by sales messages, a place for truthful exchanges of information that benefits the careers of its users.

Guiding Principles:

For ITAM Professionals by ITAM Professionals

  • No infomercials, sponsored or advertorial content
  • End user organizations only
  • Independent and unbiased
  • Member focused – the content and direction of the virtual user group is shaped by users themselves
  • Collaborative – users can get help and give help

Membership Benefits

  • Learn from the Experience of Peers
  • Connect with fellow Professionals
  • Avoid Common Pitfalls & Speed Up Implementations
  • Benchmark Your Performance Relative to Peers
  • Prevent Re-Inventing the Wheel
  • Shorten or Avoid Consulting Engagements
  • Identify Opportunities for Cost Cutting & Optimization

Main Features:

  • Member profiles with adjustable privacy settings
  • Messaging between members
  • Sub-groups for local networks or interest groups
  • Schedule and promote local events and meet ups
  • Private Forum
  • Individual blogs
  • Wiki (e.g. Licensing, Templates, Handy documents or links)

Links

Member Driven Content:

As well as an open and collaborative user group new resources are posted on a monthly basis (as voted for by members and with strictly no advertorial content). Examples:

  • User interviews to identify examples of excellence and areas of interest
  • Benchmarking so organizations can compare their performance against peers
  • Webinars / Conference Calls around certain topics – as voted for by users
  • Panel discussions / conference calls with experts – with questions as suggested by users

Membership is Free

Follow these three easy steps to get started:

 

Register

Register onto the Virtual User Group platform here.

 

Complete Application

Upon registration you will be sent a short application form to validate your identity. The Virtual User Group offers free membership to worldwide end user organizations. Sorry, service providers and software publishers are not permitted. Please allow up to 10 business days for your application to be processed.

 

Connect with Peers

Once you are accepted into the virtual user group you can set your own privacy settings, connect with peers and join the discussion.

 

Free Registration

Who are VUG Members

Read this article to learn more about the existing Virtual User Group members.

 


Frequently Asked Questions

Q – How much does it cost to join the Virtual User Group?

The Virtual User Group is Free

Q – What happens to my contact details?

Your contact details will never be sold or shared. Email settings can be configured within your privacy settings. For further details please read The ITAM Review privacy policy.

Q – Why is it only open to End User organizations?

Certain subjects within the business practices of IT Asset Management, Software Asset Management and Software Licensing are commercially sensitive. Regular readers of The ITAM Review wanted a platform to discuss and collaborate on issues without public exposure or being bombarded by sales messages.

Q – Why do I need to complete an application form?

The ITAM Review Virtual User Group is open to End User organizations only. The application form allows us to validate your identity and prevent entry to software publishers and service providers.

If you have any other questions please contact me.