October 13, 2011 11:30 ET

Taft University Awards IT Visionary With Honorary Doctorate

LAS VEGAS, NV and SUFFIELD, OH--(Marketwire - Oct 13, 2011) - William Howard Taft University honors founder and Chief Executive Officer of International Association of IT Asset Managers, Inc. (IAITAM) -- Barbara Rembiesa -- with an Honorary Doctorate of Letters for her contributions to the field of I.T. Asset Management (ITAM) and her extensive philanthropic contributions to the community. Yesterday Dr. David Lady, Dean of the School of Business at Taft University, granted the honorary Doctorate degree at the IAITAM 2011 Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE), while announcing the incorporation of the IAITAM's industry certification Library into the upcoming graduate level curriculum.

Ms. Rembiesa is the founder and leader of the International Association of IT Asset Managers, contributing to the field through her authorship of the twelve volumes of the ITAM best practice library and their impacts on industry innovation and knowledge institutionalization. Further, Ms. Rembiesa provides significant social contributions and acts of public service through her activity as an industry expert, guiding major financial, academic, manufacturing, and high tech firms throughout the United States, successfully representing corporations in negotiations with compliance agencies for software license violations.

As the visionary for IAITAM as well as a staunch advocate for the IT asset management community, Ms. Rembiesa has been able to influence a number of ITAM frameworks and standards, beginning with IAITAM's certification courses and IAITAM Best Practice Library. Barbara has also been active participant in the International Standards Organization (ISO) for software asset management, Ms. Rembiesa was granted the Platinum Special Contributor award for her work on the ISO/IEC SAM Standards Working Group (WG 21).

Ms. Rembiesa has been active in supporting numerous charities including Children's Hospital, Young Marines, Wigs for Kids, Susan G. Komen, Toys for Tots, American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, and others. In addition to her own charitable activities, Barbara has initiated IAITAM Gives Back -- a once a month effort encouraging herself and employees to give back to charitable causes on a regular basis not just financially, but with their time and efforts.

"I am honored to receive this recognition from such a distinguished university," said Ms. Rembiesa. "It's been nearly 10 years since IAITAM was formed and we've nurtured the birth and maturation of a new profession through IAITAM education programs. In recent years, IAITAM has witnessed the world wide adoption of IT Asset Management which has led to a phenomenal demand for guidance on ITAM best practices from all areas of an organization including IT, HR, finance and legal. IAITAM's contribution of practical knowledge and best practices to Taft's MSITAM program will help solidify the ITAM discipline as a formal practice."

"Barb has been a visionary for identifying and creating knowledge needed to fill a void in an organization's core business," said Keith Rupnik, Director of Education, IAITAM. "The resulting education programs have been instrumental in establishing IT Asset Management as a formal profession where IAITAM's attendees can immediately apply ITAM best practices to the benefit of their organization. Barb's contributions to the ITAM industry have been an inspiration to all who practice and evangelize this young and exciting profession."

"The contributions Barb makes as an individual as well as through the association are extraordinary," said Lynne Weiss, VP of Sales and Marketing, IAITAM. "She dedicates an astonishing amount of time to educating people about the benefits of ITAM and has charged us all within the association to become evangelists for the need for education not only within an organization, but worldwide."

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