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The role of verification in ITAM

In advance of the last module in our 12 Box Assessment Model Training CourseVerification: How to maintain audit ready statusI met with Rory Canavan, owner & founder of SAM Charter to discuss the role of verification in ITAM.

Rory covers the following points in the video below:

  • Why it’s important to verify data and drive accuracy
  • Comparing data sources
  • Remediation  
  • Root cause analysis 
  • Escalation 


On the 15th December 2016, The ITAM Review is bringing you the twelfth and final live webinar in this popular training course – The 12 Box Training and Assessment ProgrammeThis model is an independent view of ITAM Best Practice; a balance of people, process and technology – and all of the core competencies we believe should be integral to a modern ITAM practice.

12 Box Training & Assessment Programme – AT A GLANCE

  1. No huge time commitment – only hour per month
  2. Online – participate from the comfort of your desk
  3. All sessions are recorded – If you miss a session you can catch up at your own pace
  4. Peer support – dedicated forum to discuss strategies with peers
  5. A mixture of real life, ITAM theory and best practice
  6. Benchmark – includes a benchmarking of your organization before and after the training course

Click here for more information on module 12 and to register to watch live or on demand.

Certification for the ITAM Review 12 Box Training Course will be available from January 2017 via an online examination, details will be announced soon.


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.

Connect with Martin on LinkedIn.

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