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New ITAM Research Project: Infrastructure Executive Council

I am pleased to announce a new project with the Infrastructure Executive Council (IEC) to research ITAM best practices for their members.

The IEC works by talking to its member base about their most pressing issues. It then establishes which members are producing the best results and shares methods with peers. Help is provided in the form of research studies, briefs and decision support tools.

I like their approach. They are independent, vendor neutral and only serve their members. Also – why reinvent the wheel with ITAM when someone out there has already cracked it?

The IEC is part of Corporate Executive Board (NASDAQ: EXBD). The member network spans 50 countries and represents more than 80% of the Fortune 500 and 70% of the FTSE 100. You can see more about them here.

IT Asset Management has been identified as a priority for IEC members. I look forward to working with the team at IEC and learning from the experiences of their members.

To register for updates regarding my work with the IEC please subscribe using the form at the top right of this page.

If you have an interesting project on the horizon that requires independent, vendor neutral input please contact me.

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About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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