The TAMBOK is About Helping People
The Guide to the Technology Asset Management Body of Knowledge is designed around the individual practitioner. Whether you are actively managing IT assets in an enterprise or if you are just interested in additional professional-level training, The Institute's TAMBOK delineates training opportunities, segmented into core competencies that you can access to build your professional career.
The TAMBOK is About Helping the Enterprise
The TAMBOK Guide is also designed to give the enterprise a boost by helping define the competencies, processes, and procedures that--once implemented--can help reduce the costs and risks of the IT portfolio. The average enterprise can also use the Guide to establish training and professional development road maps for personnel or as a basis for developing internal in-services sessions.
The TAMBOK is About the Business Aspects of the IT Environment
One of the key factors contributing to the failure of information technology asset management-related initiatives is that enterprise consistently fail to move the processes out of the "technical" perspective and into the "business process" perspective. The TAMBOK, and its related course programming, are distinguished from all other training systems in their business management approach to gaining and maintaining control over the business technology portfolio of goods, services, and contractual relationships.
While there still exists a significant technician function with the technology asset management fields, from the perspective of The Institute's practitioner members, that function must remain secondary to effective business process management.