Three ‘finger-in-the-air’ predictions for 2011:
- Demand for experienced ITAM professionals and specialist skills will push up salaries
- Microsoft’s new SAM Gold competency will force Microsoft Large Account Resellers to partner and acquire SAM boutiques and specialist service providers. Microsoft says thou shalt walk the walk as well as talk the talk.
- The relationship between ITSM and ITAM will continue to blossom. Both parties will realize that even though they work in different paradigms and serve different goals – ultimately the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and 2 + 2 = 64.
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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