I am currently assessing SAM tools for the 2011 SAM Software Review due to be published shortly.
Plotting the headquarters for each vendor on a map of the world demonstrates a roughly even split between the Americas and Europe. It will be interesting to see which vendors come out on top! Will European SAM vendors follow the recent Ryder Cup success with a win over the US?
The current tentative list comprises of vendors from:
- USA – 7
- Germany – 3
- Canada – 2
- UK – 2
- Denmark – 1
- Sweden – 1
It is good to see that the SAM software industry is not overly dominated by Silicon Valley and has a good spread of companies around the globe. However I seek further diversification and would love to be able to add software vendors from South America, South Africa, Japan, India, Australia and New Zealand to future reports.
Vendors Not Participating
- Incomplete Assessments – BigFix, Complyman, LANDesk, Certero
- Politely Declined – Concorde, HP, Right2Use, RMS
- No Reply – Adlon Software, Eracent, IBM, Kaseya, Phoenix Software, Symantec, Xassets
The report will be published at the end of October / Start of November 2010 – please subscribe to The ITAM Review newsletter to be notified when it is published.
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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