Distinguish Between IT Asset Management Processes & Professions
The Institute for Technology Asset Management is the first organization in its industry to clearly distinguish between preparing the enterprise to establish software asset management (SAM) and information technology asset management (ITAM) initiatives versus preparing the professional software asset manager and IT asset manager to perform their duties.
In other words, "Doing" technology asset management is distinctly different from "Being" a technology asset manager - and The Institute is leading the way to accomplishing both goals.
Unique Professional Development Programming
The Institute professional development programs and credentials in the IT asset management fields are founded on clearly defined practitioner-proven competencies. These competencies are documented in another Institute first: the Guide to the Technology Asset Management Body of Knowledge - the TAMBOK.
When practitioners learn the core competencies--the skills, capabilities, processes and procedures of the profession as a whole--they develop the confidence to build IT asset management initiatives from the ground up. These same competencies empower the practitioner with a standardized, repeatable, and predictable framework on which to build successful programs in any size enterprise, in any industry, anywhere on the planet.
Gain Competencies, THEN Build Initiatives
In separating the profession from the business process application, The Institute has ushered in an entirely new era of enhanced technology asset management infrastructure. When the asset managers within the enterprise clearly understand how to "do" the work, as well as how the work interfaces with the rest of enterprise operations / management, they can build the asset management initiative in a cost-effective phased-in manner, without resorting to the all-too-common high risk shotgun approach of macro asset management implementations.
Result? More successful implementations of software asset management (SAM), technology asset management (ITAM / TAM) as well as more effective software license compliance assurance initiatives. When assembled from the groups up, these initiatives are longer lasting, are proven to reduce up front costs, increased life cycle ROI (of software hardware, support, & maintenance programs) and lower supplier audit risk exposure--just to name a few.