Company executives responsible for IT asset management need to understand the principles of IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) and they need to consider regulatory compliance and the protection of company information.
In conjunction with Information Technology Asset Management South Africa (ITAMSA), Xperien will now be offering a Foundations Certified IT Asset Management course with an optional Certified Asset Management Professional (CAMP) Certification. This course is designed to impart an extensive overview of ITAM best practices and processes as well as ways to embrace multiple organisational frameworks such as ITAM and IT Service Management (ITSM).
Xperien CEO Wale Arewa says effective ITAM training is key to implementing an effective ITAM strategy in your organisation. "ITAD presents unique challenges and potential costs that companies seldom consider. Very few companies understand the principles of IT asset disposal and more often, cost is a driver of the fragmented approach to refreshing old assets."
IT disposal also has legislative requirements, compliance to Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (PoPI 2013), the National Environmental Waste Management Act 2008 (NEMWA 2008) and the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA).
Gartner predicts that asset management could save up to 30% of an IT budget, it says 70% of organisations have a 30% discrepancy between planned inventory and actual inventory. More importantly, it says enterprises that systematically manage the lifecycle of their assets (from acquisition to disposal) will reduce cost per asset by as much as 30% during the first year and between 5% and 10% annually during the next five years.
Everyone concerned with any of the following disciplines will benefit greatly from the training:
• Technology Procurement
• Fixed Asset Registers
• Contract Management
• Compliance Management
• IT Governance
• Risk Management
• Asset Managers
• Software License Management
• Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
• ITAM Implementation Programs
• Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
The next Foundations Certified IT Asset Management course will be held from 26 - 27 July 2016 at Xperien offices in NorthRiding, Johannesburg. For more information contact Xperien on (011) 462-8806 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.