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What is IAITAM

IATIAM is an association of IT asset managers that was started back in 2002. This association started off with a focus on compliance issues, to help educate small businesses on what they needed to remain compliant with their software. Since then IATIAM has grown their curriculum and best practices to include seven certification courses, which lead to a master’s program at the university level. Currently IATIAM is in 126 countries and has almost 90,000 individuals.

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IAITAM Ace Conference

For more than a decade, the IAITAM Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE) has served as the premier event in IT Asset Management. This year’s IAITAM event will be held May 19th and 20th online and is focused on taking your IT Asset to the next level. Through this strictly educational conference, you will not only walk away with nuggets of information you can use right away, but you will also meet and network with so many individuals.

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Cloud or On-Prem

With the large number of on premise exchange (exchange being the server that runs email for corporations), there was a significant vulnerability discovered earlier this year regarding security. With further investigation it was found that in a lot of Exchange Servers have in fact been hacked, or breacedh in some manner. With this news many are talking about how you should be in the cloud, and on Office 365, because everything is safe. However, with all this talk it was interesting to learn in the last 12 months, Google, Amazon, Azure, Microsoft, and more have all had downtime’s.

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PRO Act

On February 4, 2021, House and Senate Democrats introduced the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act of 2021. This is followed by an earlier version of the PRO Act that passed in February of 2020. If this act passed it would be the most significant labor law reform in the United States since the World War II-era. If passed this act would drastically change the landscape of employer/union relations as well as gig income or gig workers.

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It’s Hard to Hire

Consistently finding the right person to hire has continued to perplex and frustrate hiring managers and employees. With many people looking for jobs, many ask why is it so hard to hire? According to research done by social media giant LinkedIn, 50% of job candidates applying for entry-level positions aren’t even showing up for their interviews! Not to mention, many companies receive hundreds of resumes for one job listing, and the majority of resumes are not applicable to the job. We meet up with Mike Menefee as he share some of his insights into hiring. Mike shares with us after glazing over hundreds of resumes that some qualified candidates haven’t been trained or haven’t taken the time or care to look over the resume. There’s a ton of spelling issues, grammatical errors and not updated resumes.

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