We’ve got a lot planned in 2016.
This is a quick round up of our plans for research, reviews and events for the year.
Independent open research projects covering the ITAM market.
- The role of the big four audit firms in the software industry (in conjunction with the Campaign for Clear Licensing)
- Software vendor audit activity – revisiting our previous research from 2010
- Salary Survey 2016 – revisiting our 2014 salary survey to monitor salary performance in the ITAM industry
- ITAM integration – digging into tangible examples in the field of ITAM being embedded across the whole IT department (ITSM, Procurement, Security and so on)
Competitive product reviews for a specific use case.
- Enterprise SAM Tools – underway here
- Datacentre Discovery Tools – discovery and inventory tools for datacentre environments (Datacentre, Virtual/Cloud, Environmental measurement / configuration for Windows, Linux, Unix)
- ServiceNow SAM Plug-Ins – The $BN dollar ITSM platform doesn’t do SAM – so which tools can help?
- SCCM Plug-Ins – revisiting our previous SCCM group test from 2012
- SaaS Consumption – Tracking SaaS / Services consumption (User/Ownership / Consumption)
Notes on Group Tests:
- There is no charge to participate in Group Tests
- Suppliers will need a listing on Tools Advisor to participate (no charge)
- Suppliers will need at least five (5) published reviews from customers on Tools Advisor (again, no charge) to participate
Key ITAM Review Events
- 12 Box Training Course – Monthly through 2016
- Audit Defence Workshop – Amsterdam, April
- New York Tools Day – May
- USA Conference, Florida, September – details to follow
- UK Conference, South East UK, October – details to follow
- UK Tools Day, London, November
If you have any questions please contact us or leave a comment below. Thanks, Martin
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.