Institute - An Organization of Member Practitioners Just Like You
The Institute was originally envisioned by a group of practicing technology asset managers who felt that the available training, professional certification, and solutions options were frequently more tightly focused on supplier agendas and enforcement agency strategies than on genuine professional development practices.
Mutually Beneficial Asset Management Community of Practice
The founding members of The Institute also recognized a need for transparent accuracy in describing and managing the organization. As a result, when we make the distinction of being supplier-neutral - we genuinely ARE supplier-neutral. When we make the distinction of being member-driven - it means that this organization is genuinely built around the needs of the membership and that members have a clear voice in our operations. When we claim to represent the needs of practitioners - it means that our membership is composed of individual practicing IT asset managers. We do not maintain corporate memberships nor do we offer specialized business memberships. When we state that our training is unique - it means that our training and services are genuinely focused on making you better at what you do.
The New Generation of ITAM Professional Opportunities
At The Institute, we've changed the face of technology asset management training and created the new generation of asset management professional development opportunities. We chose to recognize the limitations of existing programs, and we responded with a more effective plan--one that gives you control over your credential programming.
Traditional training had become unnecessarily costly and was being shaped around outcomes that were more heavily anchored in the needs of special interest providers than in the needs of business technology consumers. Both training programs and solutions frameworks needed to become more financially available and more genuinely useful to a majority of practitioners in enterprises around the world. What's more, asset management training programs had become locked into mere exercises in short term memorization rather than continuous improvement tools of highly professional trades.
The Institute: Competent ITAM/TAM & SAM Practitioners
Asset managers needed to become genuinely competent in delivering value to their employers regardless of the enterprise size, industry, or location - not merely in service of the wealthy multi-nationals and not limited to the Wintel/Apple systems platforms. Practitioner competency needed to become rooted in applied professional practices that have been proven to complement and support enterprise initiatives and strategies at all possible levels and in a wide range of environments/cultures.
In the software asset management arena, The Institute and its programs are designed to counter the trend (since prior to 2000) of special interest and proprietary industry sponsorship of asset management training and process management. An additional concern of our membership was the growth of for-profit corporate programming and standards drafting that seemingly channeled practitioners away from genuine professional development and practical, cost-effective frameworks--and again--toward narrowly defined proprietary supplier programs.
The Institute Members: Your Trusted Partners in Professional Development
Through The Institute, the community of software asset management and IT asset management practitioners now has a trusted non profit partner that clearly advocates for the credibility and scope of the IT asset management professions. At the same time, our minimal bureaucratic footprint provides cost-effective, open source, professional development and credential support services across the globe.