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Asset Management Software Search Trends

Asset Management Software DirectoryThe new ITAM Review vendor directory has now been live for three months.

It currently has 86 different asset management software vendors from around the globe allowing visitors to dice and splice the ITAM software industry by customer size and product type.

Below are some of the early statistics based on visitors to the vendor directory.

In a nutshell: Mid-Market (250-10,000) Inventory and SAM searches remain the most popular.

Searches by Company Size (% of total visitors) *

1. 250 – 10,000 (52%)
2. 10,000 + (36%)
3. 1 – 250 (12%)

Searches by Product Type (% of total visitors) *

1. Inventory ( 29%)
2. ITAM (28%)
3. SAM (25%)
4. ITALM (18%)

Combined Searches (Top 5 most popular searches) *

1. SAM + 250 – 10,000 (21%)
2. SAM + 10,000+ (16%)
3. ITAM + 250 – 10,000 (15%)
4. Inventory + 250 – 10,000 (12%)
5. Inventory + < 250 (9%)

Top 5 Vendor Related Searches +

1. Snow Software
2. Express Metrix
3. Symantec Altiris
4. ManageSoft (now Flexera Software)
5. HP

Top 5 Industry Related Searches
1. IT Asset Management
2. ISO/IEC 19770
3. Microsoft SCCM
4. “Technology Review” Related Searches
5. SAM Practice Related Searches (Job Description, Policies, Training, Templates etc )

  • * May 2010 – August 2010
  • + November 2008 – August 2010

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About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

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.

Connect with Martin on LinkedIn.

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