LinkedIn Groups have proven to be popular for ITAM Professionals. Below are 28 different ITAM related LinkedIn Groups to consider. The number of members in each group are marked (in brackets).
Popular ITAM Specific LinkedIn Groups
- Software Asset Management (2,944)
- IT Asset Management – Global (6,031)
- Microsoft Licensing Professionals Network (2,098)
- Software Licensing Professionals (980)
- Contract & Commercial Management (5,212)
- Procurement Professionals (94,428) with subgroup ‘Procurement of IT & Telecom (4,184)
- Vendor Management (2,731)
Specialist Licensing LinkedIn Groups
- Oracle Licensing Special Interest Group (286)
- Licensing Specialist (660)
- Software Pricing and Licensing (924)
- Software Piracy Initiatives Forum – for vendors (232)
- SPLA (132)
- NL – IT Asset Management Professionals (266)
- Oracle Licensing (270)
- Microsoft Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) (210)
- Licensing and Compliance (341)
- Licensing and SAM (929)
- SAM Q&A – Get Your Answers to Licensing Questions (222) (nice idea but a bit quiet)
Configuration Management and Asset Lifecycle
- Configuration Management (4,339)
- BCS-CMSG Configuration Management Specialist Group (173)
- Automated IT Discovery (100)
- Deployment & Distribution Technologies & Solutions (3,025)
The ITAM Review Discussion Group
- The ITAM Review Networking Group (900)
- The ITAM Review Virtual User Group – End User Organizations Only (100)
Finally, if you feel lost at sea in a world of social media nonsense, the following might help:
- ‘An insider’s guide to Social Media Etiquette’ by Chris Brogan
- ‘Rules of Etiquette on LinkedIn Groups’ by Social Media Today
If you have any other recommendations for discussions groups please add them to the comments below or contact me. Thanks.
About Martin Thompson
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.
Connect with Martin on LinkedIn.