Forrester have published their ‘Wave’ for IT Asset Life-Cycle Management.
The Q2 2009 update places BMC and CA as leaders of the pack; their key differentiators being Vendor and Contracts Management.
LANDesk, BDNA, Eracent, HP, IBM, Novell, Service-now.com, Symantec, and USU were also included in the report.
Forrester claim that the IT Asset Lifecycle Market will be worth $1.04 billion in 2009, representing growth of 24% from 2008, down from 28% growth in 2007-2008.
The Forrester Executive Summary can be found here: The Forrester Wave™: IT Asset Life-Cycle Management, Q2 2009
About Martin Thompson
Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.
He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.
Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).
When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.
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