Local IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) specialist Xperien has acquired a 49% shareholding in Information Technology Asset Management South Africa (ITAMSA). The newly formed partnership will help companies manage their IT assets more efficiently and cost-effectively, maximising return on investment.
Xperien brings a wealth of technical knowledge and expertise around ITAD, specifically in the business and IT domain, and that together with their delivering capability and capacity, enables ITAMSA to up its game and penetrate the market more effectively.
ITAMSA managing partner Steve Klements says partnering with Xperien, a specialist in all aspects of IT Asset Disposal with an exceptional delivery track record, ensures not only value-add in terms of process and lifecycle know-how but also piece of mind where it comes to all aspects of IT asset service delivery.
Encouraged by the dire need in organisations in South Africa for appropriate and integrated lifecycle management of IT assets, ITAMSA was established in 2012. As an affiliate of the International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM), ITAMSA specialises in all aspects of the lifecycle of processes for IT assets in organisations of every size and industry.
“The past three years since the inception of ITAMSA has been exciting but also challenging. Over and above the adventure in bringing international ITAM best practice to South Africa, it is a satisfying experience to see how it benefits customers. However, as ITAMSA established its offering and footprint in the country, we recognised the need to improve its service delivery component," explains Klements.
By applying IT asset management (ITAM) best practices, IT can become a competitive differentiator while the risk of unforeseen events with significant financial impact is reduced. Up to now, the major barrier to ITAM practice and growth globally is the limited access to the knowledge and experience required to mesh IT asset processes with existing business and IT processes.
Also, with the lack in assessment tools that helps identify next steps to improve asset management objectively, companies are limited to particular vendors’ perspectives or the narrow scope of software compliance.
“Xperien has been a pioneered many aspects of the ITAD industry in South Africa is looking forward to repeating these achievements within the ITAM industry. The acquisition of 49% shareholding in ITAMSA will go a long way to fulling this objective,” says Xperien CEO Wale Arewa.
ITAMSA’s core focus is around ITAM training and ITAM consulting, including both hardware and software business practices with unlimited access to IAITAM library of knowledge. The partnership offers customers access to a practical performance model for assessment and planning, helping them to identify and solve all asset management issues.
With Xperien’s partnership and investment, ITAMSA is the first company to provide training and consulting in three internationally certified courses, namely Certified Software Asset Manager (CSAM), Certified Hardware Asset Management Professional (CHAMP) and Certified Asset Management Professional (CAMP), also known as the ITAM Foundation Course.