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2014 April 02 Press Release: IAITAM and EY Announce Collaboration to Bring Industry the First IT Asset Management Organizational Certification

EY Will Use IAITAM's Renowned ITAM360® Assessment Tool To Deliver The Assessment, And IAITAM Will Award The Certifications Based In That.
CANTON, OH///April 2, 2014///The International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) announces the first IT Asset Management Organizational Certification of its kind to the industry at large. IAITAM, who is vendor-neutral and prides itself as offering real-world solutions to IT Asset Management (ITAM) issues, is taking its assessment product (ITAM360® Assessment), which is based off of the IAITAM 12 Key Process Areas (the only documented ITAM architecture), and commissioning Ernst & Young (EY) to deliver the assessment. EY, as a global organization, can provide services in the technology space and is perfectly positioned to deliver this assessment with IAITAM with its global reach, credentials in compliance and position of independence. Together IAITAM and EY will deliver the global standard for organizations to aspire to in ITAM. 
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Are You on Cloud 9

By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, CEO of IAITAM

The benefits and consequences of cloud computing being introduced into an organization's environment has been an issue well debated. Once the decision has been made to introduce the cloud into the organization however, it has become a free-for-all situation where end users use the solution that is best suited for their purposes. This leads to a phenomenon known as Cloud Sprawl, where information has been "sprawled" out amongst multiple cloud platformsRead More



2013 October 15 Press Release: IAITAM & APMG-International Begin Accreditation Partnership

APMG-International will begin accrediting training organizations to deliver the IAITAM Courseware effective immediately. This announcement was made today at IAITAM’s Annual Fall ACE Conference by Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, CEO of IAITAM, to the attendees. This partnership will allow wide spread adoption of the IAITAM Courseware and meet the growing demand for IT Asset Management Training.  “IAITAM is very excited about making this move to allow training organizations around the globe to start teaching the IAITAM Courseware. One of many benefits of this partnership is the additional focus IAITAM will garner to create new and critical content initiatives for the profession,” said Dr. Rembiesa. “Finding an organization such as APMG-International, which shares the same business philosophy and excellent reputation as IAITAM, made making this move easy.” Read More


Mobile Device Management Best Practices for the Connected Organization

By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, CEO of IAITAM

Businesses' rapacious appetite for technology has always required teams of hardware and software experts to meet those needs. Today, mobile devices, ranging from laptops to tablets to smartphones, have changed the relationship between technology and the individual. People are now able to access both business and personal data at any time, from anywhere. This creates numerous data security, Read More


2013 May 07 Press Release: Verizon Wireless IT Asset Manager Awarded Full Scholarship by IAITAM 


2013 April 08 Press Release: Spring IAITAM Event in Houston to Discuss BYOD, Mobile Asset Management, Software Audits & Negotiations 


Enterprises Must Close Security Gap in Mobile Devices

By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, CEO of IAITAM

Late in 2012, the International Association of IT Asset Managers Inc. (IAITAM) conducted a survey focused on how mobile asset management is being incorporated into the workplace. The survey defined a mobile asset to include laptops as well as tablets and smartphones. The survey results show that the introduction of mobile assets causes difficulties for IT managers but remains a prevalent requirement, due to employee expectations and the consumerization movement. Read More


Licensing, management of mobile devices present huge challenge to enterprises

Published on FierceMobileIT By: Fred Donovan

Only 60 percent of enterprises track who is accessing their network remotely and how long they spend on the network, according to a survey from earlier this year of 250 IT asset managers who are members of the International Association of IT Asset Managers. "The licensing and management of mobile devices are presenting a huge challenge to organizations. 75 percent find it very challenging to deal with the licensing and management of mobile devices," Barb Rembiesa, IAITAM founder, told FierceMobileIT.  Read More


Maximize IT Spend in 2013

By: Jenny Schuchert, Content and Development Director for IAITAM

The leaders of most organisations have a complex array of decision criteria to balance building for business growth and strategic cost-cutting. At this point, the tactics for reducing the costs of business such as delaying projects and downsizing have been done. Where is their next source of savings originating within the enterprise? Read More


Mobile Asset Management and BYOD Challenges

By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, CEO of IAITAM

IT asset management now accounts not only for company-owned assets, but also to ensure that appropriate security is implemented on employee-owned mobile devices. Many users have incorporated smartphones and tablets into their daily lives, and are blending activities such as Web browsing, games and mobile payments with business uses such as corporate email. As a result, the federal government and the private sector are confronting how to fully embrace mobile devices in their environments. Read More


IT Asset Management - What ITAM Is & How it Relates to Your Business

© 2013 Sandhills Publishing

If your company is like many others, it might not be giving ITAM (IT asset management) the attention it deserves.
SMBs typically make ITAM a priority only when major upgrades roll around or during lean financial times when cost cutting and/or efficiency improvements are most sought after. An arguably more important point, however, is that consistently performing rigorous ITAM can lead to numerous desirable benefits and help avoid many risks. Read More or Click Here for the PCToday.com Digital Edition


2013 January 30 Press Release: IT Security and Data Protection Is Number One Challenge for Asset Managers According to New IAITAM Survey



By: McDowell Consulting, LLC

After missing the 2011 conference because of a conflict with Novell's BrainShare, I was pleased to return to the 2012 International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE) in Palm Springs, CA, this past October. IAITAM lived up to their reputation for putting on an event that was informative as well as fun. There were nearly 1,000 attendees – a record – for the 10th year of the conference, packing sessions on eight different learning tracks. Read More


2012 November 28 Press Release: Forrester Research Analyst to Kick-Off ITAM Awareness Month with inar: Managing Software Licenses in a Mobile, Virtual World


A Comparison of IT Asset Management Conferences

By: Frank Iati, Siwel Consulting

This fall I attended the two largest IT Asset Management (ITAM) industry conferences – the Gartner IT Financial, Procurement and Asset Management Summit and the IAITAM 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibition.  Often times organizations must choose between these conferences because they do not have the available budget or the time to attend both events.  If your organization is in this position, here are some comparisons that will help you decide which event will best meet your needs. Read More


2012 November 09: IAITAM CEO, Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D.Litt wins Bronze Stevie Award in New York City.


2012 October 22 Press Release: IAITAM Unveils Two Industry Conferences for 2013, Nearly 1,000 Senior IT Executives Attended This Year's Conference


2012 September 05 Press Release: Microsoft Licensing Expert, Bestselling Author of The Traveler's Gift and Microsoft to Keynote IAITAM 2012 Annual Conference and Exhibition


2012 August 13 Video: IAITAM - IT Asset Trainings in Poland


The Importance of Final Disposition

By: Lynne Weiss, VP of Marketing at IAITAM

IT Asset Management is the practice surrounding the management of IT assets from a financial, inventory and contractual standpoint. The management of the entire lifecycle of your hardware, software and mobile assets fall under this set of business processes, from initial asset planning, to its disposition at the end of its utility. End-of-life practices, or ITAD (IT Asset Disposition), is critical to the business, mainly for risk avoidance due to errors. If managed properly, final disposition of IT assets can result in a positive net cash flow. Read More


Report: IT Asset Tracking Represents a $1B Market for RFID

Published in RFID 24-7

RFID-enabling data centers is on the way to becoming a $1 billion business. A new survey released by Frost & Sullivan says that the RFID data center market was worth $96.3 million last year, and will grow to $953 million in 2017.
Companies like Cisco, Bank of America and Wells Fargo have long understood how RFID can help when it comes to tracking assets like blades, servers, and data tapes. However, many large financial institutions still do not have a clear understanding of how RFID can help them to meet regulatory obligations like Sarbanes-Oxley. Read More



2012 July 30 Press Release: IAITAM Adds Government Division to Expand Services and Expertise 


2012 July 23 Press Release: IAITAM Announces New Industry Certifcation in Mobile Asset Management


Keeping the ITAM Superhero Alive

By: Adrian Bridgewater

Published in The ITAM Review

Dr. Barbara (Barb) Rembiesa is the founder and CEO of the International Association of IT Asset Managers, Inc, (IAITAM), a global organisation focused on bringing education and best practice standards to IT asset management. As a staunch ITAM advocate, Barb has influenced and authored ITAM frameworks and standards through IAITAM’s certification courses and Best Practice Library, and actively participates in the International Standards Organisation (ISO), specifically as they endeavour to set software asset management standards.
ITAM Review: Your scope extends across 100 countries today, what advantages come from this kind of global reach in terms of knowledge share would you say?

Barb Rembiesa: There are plenty of advantages when an organisation spans so many countries but I want to emphasise the one I view as key which is the wealth of knowledge sharing that occurs and the input that the different global regions convey. Read More


EU Court Legalises Second-hand Software

By: Glenn Wilson, CLO and EVP at IAITAM

In a landmark decision, the European Union Court of Justice ruled in favor of UsedSoft, a used software licence distributor, that the reselling of used software licences is legal. According to the Court of Justice, once a software company sells a copy of its computer program, it loses its exclusive rights to distribution. This ruling is based on an interpretation of Directive 2009/24/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, dated 23 April 2009. This directive describes the legal protections for computer programs within the EU. Read More


Cloud is not a Cornucopia of Savings

By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, CEO of IAITAM

Organizations that chose to “go to the cloud” do not necessarily bring about dramatic savings and IT efficiencies that outweigh or eliminate the need for asset management. In fact, the adverse effect may be the case based on the added risk surrounding data security, access, data transfer and backup along with agreements that include terms that are unclear or misunderstood by parties unfamiliar with this new licensing model. This in turn may lead to an increase in resources at every level.  Read More


2012 June 12 Press Release: IAITAM Announces ITAM Certification Courses in South America


IT's 6-step guide to adopting consumerization

By: Bob Violino (InfoWorld)

CIO - Most businesses are accepting, even embracing, consumer technology. What do they know that you don't?
If your IT department is resisting the "consumerization" trend, it's in the minority. Recent research shows that most enterprises are proactively addressing this trend and the new relationship between IT and users that often accompanies a consumer IT strategy. What do they know that you don't?  Read More

Modern IT support management

By: Adam Jadczak

Computerworld Polska- Take off the design of the training and certification of IAITAM-International Association of managers to the Management Resources IT. So far, these courses were not available in Poland. They are-with ITIL-a parallel route of training for IT professionals. Read More



2012 April 18 Press Release: IAITAM Executives Speak on Software Licensing & Management at CDW Sponsored 8-City Seminar Series Produced By CIO Magazine, Computerworld and Network World


2012 March 27 Press Release: IAITAM Awards First MSITAM Scholarship


2012 March 09 Press Release: William Howard Taft University Partners with IAITAM to Develop New Master of Science in Information Technology Degree Program


Service Management in the Data Center Depends on IT Asset Management

By: Takeshi Takeuchi, Japan Branch Manager at IAITAM

Published by The Datacenter Journal

The combination of technology changes and the adoption of service management has transformed data centers into IT service providers. Regardless of whether the business model includes external customers, data centers have more in common: offering IT services as products to be consumed by users. The internal customer moves from the older view of the facility as a cost center to viewing it as a profit center because of the product-maker mindset that is part of service management. The expectations of users are viewed as expected outcomes rather than as uses of technology. If a data center provides external services, the provider differentiates itself from the competition on the basis of service capabilities rather than technology. This transition from a technology-driven model to a service-driven model empowers the data center to use virtualization, pooling and other cloud computing technologies to satisfy user requirements. Read More


2012 January 23 Press Release: Poland's Top Business School Includes I.T. Industry Certifications in MBA and Postgraduate Programs


Profiles: Perspectives of an E-Scrap Pioneer

What was electronics recycling like before certification, the tech bubble or the Internet age? E-scrap has come a long way, according to one of the industry’s early innovators, highlighted in our recurring E-scrap Profiles series.

By: Jenny Schuchert, Japan Branch Manager at IAITAM

Reprint from E-Scrap News December 2011

The electronics reuse and recycling industry has experienced exponential growth in recent decades as organizations in every sector seek protection from data, environmental, brand and compliance risks. The response to the need was a rapid but responsible, its evolution was guided by a handful of forward-thinking innovators. One of them is Ray Chapman.

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2012 January 04 Press Release: IAITAM Appoints Executive Vice President and General Counsel


IAITAM brings asset management courses to UK channel

Former FAST boss John Lovelock is returning to the channel at the helm of US IT asset management (ITAM) outfit IAITAM, which is expanding into Europe having previously managed the region out of the States.

The organisation, which was closely involved in the development of ISO software asset management (SAM) standards, already claims to have 500 online subscribers in the UK, and will be running its first course on Certified Software Asset Management in London towards the end of the month.  Read More

2011 November 07 Press Release: IAITAM Expands Into Australia With Local Strategic Alliance


IT group moves to Jackson, plans to add 100 jobs

JACKSON TWP. —  An organization that helps companies with information technology has moved here and has begun hiring up to 100 people.

The International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers has moved its headquarters from Suffield Township in Summit County to 4848 Munson Street NW, tripling its office space to accommodate growth. Read More


IAITAM Has Moved!

The International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) has moved its main headquarters to Canton from Suffield, Ohio, tripling the association’s office space in order to accommodate its accelerated growth. The new office space is located at 4848 Munson Street NW, Canton, OH 44718.  Read More


2011 October 21 Press Release: Prestigious IAITAM Fellowship Awarded to Three Outstanding IT Asset Managers


2011 October 17 Press Release: Certified Software Asset Manager Course Available in E.U.


Honorary Doctorate of Letters Awarded

(10/13/11)- William Howard Taft University honors founder and CEO of International Association of I.T. Asset Managers, Inc. (IAITAM) -- Barbara Rembiesa -- with an Honorary Doctorate of Letters for her contributions to the field of I.T. Asset Management (ITAM) and her extensive philanthropic contributions to the community.


2011 October 13 Press Release: Taft University Awards IT Visionary With Honorary Doctorate


2011 September 20 Press Release: Former Gartner Analyst and Zig Ziglar Protégé Selected as Keynotes at IAITAM 2011 Annual Conference and Exhibition


2011 September 07 Press Release: FAST Ltd Proudly Announces Main Sponsor - IAITAM


2011 September 04 Press Release: Accenture, Chevron & Wells Fargo Executives to Speak at the IAITAM 2011 Annual Conference and Exhibition


Cash for clunkers: Old tech equipment boosts the bottom line

Some organizations are recouping cash as they send old PCs, servers, and laptops out the door

By: Mary K. Pratt

Computerworld - Like most big companies, GlaxoSmithKline had systems in place to help keep track of its computers, servers and other IT equipment.

Even so, equipment would still fall through the cracks -- employees would leave, and managers would forget to call the desktop services group to pick up their computers. Or workers would need extra machines for special projects but then fail to turn them in when the projects were complete. Or people would ask to hold on to old computers after an upgrade to clear off data, and the unit would fall off the roster. Read More


2011 May 18 Press Release: IAITAM Announces Fourth Office in London UK

2011 May 04 Press Release: IAITAM Announces Third Office in Tokyo Japan

2011 May 04 Press Release: IAITAM Announces Third Office in Tokyo Japan - Japan Version

2011 April 06 Press Release: IAITAM President Barbara Rembiesa Platinum Special Contributor Award from ISO/IEC 19770 SAM Standard


IT Asset Disposal is a Corporate Social Responsibility, Not Just an Obligatory Act  

By: Barbara Rembiesa, President of IAITAM
Published in The ITAM Review

As companies deploy new technologies, they are faced with the issue of what do with their older IT assets. As the green movement and a call for greater corporate social responsibility have grown over the last decade, it is no longer acceptable for organizations to throw out old technology or simply to pass it along. IT asset disposal is a serious corporate social responsibility that should be taken to heart by both the private and public sectors and can reap huge benefits for the internal IT organization while, at the same time, being a good corporate citizen.

While proper asset disposal has been a growing movement amongst companies, many still consider it an obligatory act to comply with the “green” movement, despite the regulatory compliance laws. Organizations fail to understand that correct disposal methods can be extremely beneficial if properly planned and executed – from positioning the company as the “good guy” to increasing financial value of assets that have traditionally been looked at as depreciating in value, resulting in financial loss year-over-year – to closing compliance gaps.   Read More... 


2010 November 30 Press Release: ISO/IEC Grants Extended Distribution


Cloud Computing? ... Hold on a Minute
By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, President of IAITAM
Published in CIO Update

The buzz word of the day in the industry is “cloud”. Executives are hearing the word at every turn. They associate the word with spending less, smaller IT departments, and promises of no hassles. Sounds great for the organization and everyone should jump right on board, right? No!

Anyone that has been around the industry long enough is looking at cloud computing as a trip back to the mainframe days of pay-to-play. Executives, on the other hand, are looking at the concept as a new and exciting way to get rid of the headache of IT. Unfortunately, (no disrespect intended) they just don’t get it.   Read More...  


The 3 Top Problems of ITAM Administration
By: Barbara Rembiesa, President of IAITAM
Published in Enterprise Systems Journal

IT asset management (ITAM) is a tactical foundation corporate executives need to make sound strategic decisions. ITAM needs more than just an administrator to manage it.

IT asset management (ITAM) is a word bandied about for the last couple of years as an important functional area necessity for IT to make strategic and managerial decisions. Although the industry has decided to take up this battle cry, the reality is lagging far behind. The role of ITAM has been delegated to highly functional IT administrators or middle management, who immediately place it into the hands of an IT administrator. Few C-level or executive decisions makers pay attention to ITAM programs until they are asked to cut costs -- which has been the trend for the last two years. The recession has put a spotlight on ITAM, but hurdles governing the program execution remain.   Read More 


2010 October 28 Press Release: December is ITAM Awareness Month

2010 October 28 Press Release: IAITAM Reveals Data from Its What’s Happening with ITAD Survey

2010 October 28 Press Release: ISO/IEC 19770-1 SAM Standard Embraced By IAITAM


IT Asset Management: How to Bring Value To Your Organisation (Part 2/2: Key Processes)  
By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, President of IAITAM
Published in The ITAM Review

Once you understand how these foundational processes exist within the enterprise, then you are in the position to venture into the other key processes that support the ITAM program:

Acquisition Management:
Effective IT acquisitions empowers the rest of your IT Asset Management program by applying process, determining pathways for exceptions and generating the initial documentation and records for the IT assets before the acquisition is even completed.

Asset Identification:
Asset ID is a key enabler of many related activities in the Software Life-cycle, Hardware Life-cycle, IT Acquisition and Documentation Management Key Process Areas at the point when an organization applies that unique identifier to incoming IT assets.   Read More 


IT Asset Management: How to Bring Value To Your Organisation (Part 1/2: Vision)
By: Dr. Barbara Rembiesa, D. Litt, President of IAITAM
Published in The ITAM Review

When evaluating core business practices, IT Asset Management has not made the list for most enterprises.  In the past, ITAM has been viewed as a practice that lies solely within the realm of IT and not considered to add measurable value to the organization.

IT was often viewed as foreign to executive management with little buy-in and business practices within IT were often immature compared to other business practices with little executive buy-in and not necessarily viewed as adhering to the overall goals of the organization.

When evaluating the ITAM program on its merits, you can see it yields quantifiable benefits such as budgetary savings, risk reduction and enterprise-wide efficiencies.  By definition, ITAM is the process of managing the business side of IT, therefore as a business practice, the targets and measurements must adhere to standard business methodologies and adhere to the organization’s goals and contribute to the bottom line.    Read More