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Colin Simmons, Kingfisher: “Maintaining momentum in your ITAM practice”

In preparation for our next training webinar on the 29th September I spoke with Colin Simmons, Group IT Asset Manager at Kingfisher IT Services about his approach to reporting and ensuring senior management stay engaged with ITAM.


In this video Colin covers:


  • How reporting requirements change over time as your ITAM practice matures and trust and reputation are built
  • The value of concise reporting of risk and trending
  • Reporting for stakeholders (including security and retirement of old products)
  • Maintaining momentum by continually demonstrating the ITAM departments ability to improve

Our topic for the 12 Box webinar this month is Reporting and we’ll be looking into how to maintain momentum in your ITAM practice:


REPORTINGLearning Objectives 
  • How to develop ITAM reporting that people want to read
  • How to ensure actions are taken on exceptions
  • How to build a continual service improvement process for ITAM

Register here.

Colin will also be hosting a workshop on day one of our UK Conference:


Workshop- Growing an ITAM Team
In this interactive forum, Colin Simmons, Manager of Kingfisher Plc’s IT Asset Management function will discuss how can you assess the requirements of your ITAM team, how to manage ITAM responsibilities across an extended virtual team and how to grow a world-class ITAM team.


Come and meet Colin and attend his expert session in Twickenham Stadium, UK on 4th & 5th October 2016.


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About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource and community for worldwide ITAM professionals.

Martin is also 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.

On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

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