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Why should I invest in a membership with The Institute for Technology Asset Management?
Your membership in The Institute community of practitioners is cost-effective. Our members suggested that memberships be linked to the specific economy in which they live - and we're tailoring our fees accordingly. When you receive your original membership application, be sure to notify us of your geographic location. Your national discount will take effect beginning with your second year of membership. (In addition, consider the answers to the rest of these FAQs.)
What levels of membership does The Institute support?
Memberships in The Institute are also tailored to your position in the industry coupled with your specific area of interest & service. For instance, if you are retired, or if you are in transition between jobs, our members believe that you deserve a break in your membership fees. We also offer pure training memberships for those who just want to pick one or more courses (send an email inquiry via "Contact Us").
Will The Institute listen to my opinion, even if we disagree?
Absolutely! Members of The Institute have a direct influence over the way in which the organization is governed. Decisions are not made "for" our membership - they're made "by" our membership. What's more, we encourage our members to ask the tough questions about the organization and about the industry. It's all a vital part of the growth and development initiative for changing the way our industry views practitioners.
I'm a bit tired of constantly receiving vendor sales hype as part of my IT asset management organization communications. What is The Institute doing to avoid this practice?
The Institute is truly supplier agnostic (vendor-neutral) - not because we want you to believe we are, but because we genuinely are. The Institute does not accept supplier memberships or funding. The Institute does not conceal supplier sales messages as part of our ongoing member communications programs. While we definitely work with suppliers to gain & maintain value for our members, that value is non-intrusive in your member communications, training, and services. The Institute works for you-the professional information technology asset manager.
I've noticed that other IT asset management organizations accept corporate memberships. How does this practice serve the individual professional?
Allowing corporations to become members of professional organizations does not serve practitioners - it merely increases revenue for the organization. The Institute doesn't follow this unfortunate practice. We are composed of individual practitioners - people, not corporations or specialized groups. We do not exist to expose you to supplier agendas or to permit suppliers to influence your professional development materials. While we do work with corporations to help them ensure that their personnel become well-qualified, we are dedicated to helping you--as an individual practitioner--become better at what you do.