IT Asset Management Association Enters Japan Market

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Seasoned Japanese ITAM Consultant Joins IAITAM

The International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) enters the Japanese market, bringing a wealth of IT Asset Management Best Practices, training courses and education.

IAITAM will now offer its IT asset management training courses including its certification programs -Certified Software Asset Manager (CSAM certification),Certified Hardware Asset Management Professional (CHAMP certification),Certified IT Asset Manager (CITAM certification) – in Japan. The courses will be localized for the country and region based on language and the unique challenges that Asian organizations face.

Takeshi Takeuchi, a seasoned IT asset management specialist has joined IAITAM to manage IAITAM’s Japanese presence and related markets. With more than 6 years’ experience in ITAM, Takeuchi has worked with software vendors HP, Artisoft and PC-Doctor in Japan. He has over 20 years’ overall experience in the IT industry and has written published books and articles on LAN, ITSM and ITAM.

“ITAM is becoming more important than ever due to the evolution of Cloud Computing as a service model,” said Takeuchi. “In order to minimize costs and maximize efficiency and effectiveness, a holistic approach to ITAM is required. IAITAM’s Best Practice training courses and educational material has been successfully implemented with more than 6,000 organizations worldwide. By localizing these courses and materials to the market, Japanese organizations will be able to confidently realize ITAM’s full potential.”

“It is an exciting time for the ITAM industry as it has become a focal point in corporate initiatives – whether it’s managing software licensing costs or creating an internal business model using IT asset disposal, ITAM is a core business initiative that brings value back into the organization,” said Barbara Rembiesa, CEO and President, IAITAM. “The maturity of Japanese organizations is a testament to the leadership roles each company plays within the global market – from Toyota, Honda and Nissan in the automotive industry to Sony, Toshiba and Nikon in the consumer electronics market. Due in large part to the advanced development of the enterprise, asset management increasingly plays a key role in each and IAITAM’s best practices can help each organization create synergies for decreased costs, risk reduction and increased efficiencies.”

IAITAM’s materials will be translated into Japanese. Courses will be available beginning third quarter 2011. For more information, contact IAITAM at media(at)iaitam(dot)org.

About IAITAM
To learn about IAITAM (International Association of IT Asset Managers), go to http://bit.ly/d2vQrp or http://www.iaitam.org.

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