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Podcast Episode 58: Setting realistic expectations for SAM projects

In this podcast I’m joined by Hugh Skingley of Livingstone Tech and Patrick Phillips of Red Rock, a DXC Technology Company.

We discuss setting realistic expectations for SAM projects.

Discussion Points: 

realistic expectations

  • The Australasian ITAM market
  • Hidden SAM tool costs
  • Outcome focussed SAM
  • Underestimating efforts / Overestimating returns
  • 15-20% SAM ROI vs. 30% Gartner ROI
  • ITAM and Artificial Intelligence
  • ITAM recruitment and bringing new blood into the industry
  • How ITAM helps your social life?

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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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