In this lengthy and broad-ranging Fireside Chat podcast we speak with Rory Canavan, owner of the ITAM consultancy, SAM Charter. The conversation spans a range of topics, including:
What steps brought Rory into ITAM in the first place
Why an ISO 27001 fundamentals course was his penny drop moment for ITAM
Why a SAM tool alone isn’t enough to be good at SAM. You don’t become compliant by publishing a compliance report – you need to know how to drive improvements in the IT estate
How politics and culture are often a barrier to good practice. “Companies always have 47 reasons not to do something”
Why compliance in the corporate world doesn’t work in the same way as it does in the consumer world, and we shouldn’t expect it to
The mentors in his ITAM career
“I hate it when organisations think all they have to do to make SAM go away is to buy a SAM suite. It drives me mental. There’s no appreciation of the culture, politics, new ways of working – that all has to come in.”
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