One of the recurring themes in the reader survey back in February was that ITAM Review readers simply wanted to connect with each other.
Whilst there are forums and LinkedIn discussions available on the Internet the business practice of ITAM contains commercially sensitive subjects and not all companies are happy to discuss issues in a public forum.
Similarly, many of the public forums also contain service providers and tool vendors. I’m not against companies promoting their services and I believe service providers with implementation experience have a huge amount to add to the industry, but sometimes promotion tends to muddy the water and dilute the original discussion.
End User Only User Group
The Virtual User Group for ITAM Review readers is now live. Thank you to all the ITAM professionals worldwide who provided their feedback and contributed towards the user group platform.
Virtual User Group Overview
- End User Organizations Only
- Collaborative – users can give and receive help
- Connect with fellow professionals
- Messaging between users
- Adjustable Privacy Settings
- Sub-groups for special interest groups or local meet-ups
- Private forum
- Individual blogs
- Useful Documents Wiki
- Membership is free
If you have any questions please contact me.
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.
Connect with Martin on LinkedIn.