During these testing and unprecedented times, professionals spanning many different industries across the UK have developed growing concerns about the working landscape they may return to. With this in mind, a number of independent ITAM consultants have become increasingly concerned about the number of software providers engaging in formal compliance audits or ‘SAM Engagements’ during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The ITAM Volunteers feel as though this is not the right time to be engaging with customers to make a quick buck as many professionals are facing the reality of losing their jobs and their businesses falling into financial ruin.

What’s more, the ITAM Volunteers also have grave concerns about the number of charities and NHS Trusts that have been engaged with. Therefore, we have decided that if you are a charity then we would like to offer our services to you – free of charge – to help in your defense of any audits or SAM engagements. 

All our volunteers are independent consultants and do not work for software or technology vendors. This results in impartial, honest, and practical guidance on defending your audit.

The ITAM Volunteers are committed to providing advice and guidance based on the information provided. They will do this during their free time and will always put their existing paid-for clients first. Should you wish to engage with our voluntary services, you acknowledge that the ITAM Volunteer will not harbour any of the risk or responsibility for any non-compliance or fines that result as an output from the audit.

Finally, the ITAM Volunteers will provide advice and guidance to the best of their knowledge and to best endeavours. It is your decision as to whether you wish to take action on the advice provided.