During my analysis for the upcoming TOOLS INTELLIGENCE service from The ITAM Review I asked participating SAM vendors about their alignment to the SAM Standard ISO/IEC 19770-1 and -2.
The tools are not being specifically scored against the standard (I will be completing this analysis next year) but I was interested to gauge attitudes towards adoption.
I asked the vendors how their technology aligned itself to the practices outlined in ISO/IEC 19770-1 and -2.
For -2, of the 17 vendors analysed over half either already tracked software ID tags or were in the process of developing the ability to track them.
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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