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Gartner MarketScope for the IT Asset Management Repository 2011

Gartner have released a new Market Scope for ITAM repositories.

As with the Gartner 2010 MarketScope, I found the industry snapshot more useful than the vendor analysis.

Patricia Adams states the market has shrunk ‘to less than $400m’. This may be true for the big four conglomerates (BMC, CA, HP, IBM) but doesn’t seem to reflect the rest of the market (I have no specific evidence to substantiate this, only gutfeel/anecdotal).

Patricia provides a good overview of the BYOD issues, neatly describes the weakness of most big tools in handling complex licensing models and describes the importance of ITAM in defining the IT Portfolio and Financial Management.

It is available to read here courtesy of HP.

 Gartner MarketScope Ratings 2010 2011
ASG-PS’Soft Promising Promising
Axios Systems Promising Promising
BMC Software Positive Positive
CA Technologies Strong Positive Positive
Eracent Caution Promising
HP Strong Positive Positive
IBM Positive Promising
LANDesk Promising Promising
Provance Promising Promising
ServiceNow ~ Caution
Symantec/Altiris Promising Caution
USU Promising Promising
Vmware ~ Caution

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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  1. Philip Newell says:

    Looking forward to reading report, but “read here” link is not working yet. Nevertheless, I shared this page’s link to the Google Plus SAM Circle I created.

  2. Hi Philip,
    Thanks for letting me know. Try the link on the HP page and you should reach it.
    Do I get an invite to your circle? 🙂

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