In the ITAM Review radio show for May 2020 the team discuss working Microsoft’s short lived covid gesture, target operating models and the Software Asset Manager role at Metro Bank in the UK.
- Scaremongering of the week: COVID-19 gesture from Microsoft short lived – rug pulled already via Ingram incentive (Post-pandemic hard-sell under way: Resellers leaned on to convert free trial users into fully paid-up customers)
- Jargon Buster: Target Operating Model (TOM) via the medium of cake. “It’s a document that helps managers convert strategy into operational decisions”
- TOM canvas
- Job of the week: Software Asset Manager at Metro Bank
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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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