The theme for the ITAM Review in 2018 is enabling the next generation of ITAM departments.
We’ve witnessed the ascendancy of the ITAM profession in the last two decades and seen it progress from a predominantly record keeping function to a strategic advisory role.
In a business world increasingly underpinned by IT, our 2018 focus will support ITAM readers embrace the challenges ahead.
The next generation of ITAM departments will not just be a governance function – but will provide business intelligence to inform digital transformation. Next generation ITAM departments will provide trustworthy asset analytics to modernize businesses, accelerate change and ultimately deliver competitive advantage.
ITAM processes once supported with folklore and unseen Visio diagrams will be replaced with automation. Security teams will recognize that no Cyber Security strategy is complete without ITAM. Interaction with end user customers will focus on choice, user satisfaction and frictionless transactions. ITAM will be integral to all future technical design and project decision-making.
In competitive markets, where efficient delivery of IT services will separate winners and losers – the accurate management of IT Assets, data, users and the dependencies between them will be a C-Level priority.
Next generation IT Asset Managers are lynchpins, significant stakeholders helping manage IT asset portfolios strategically. They serve the IT asset interests of the whole company, not just IT. They deliver way beyond compliance, ensuring efficient IT spend and smarter decision making across the whole business.
Can you help us with one or more of our specialist topics? Do you share our vision of the ITAM department of the future? If you would like to get involved in our conferences, webinars and content please contact me.
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