Advanced Marketplace, Inc. Business Process Services to Present at Premeire Software Asset Management Event

Tampa, FL, January 11, 2008 --( Advanced MarketPlace, Inc. ( today announced that representatives from the Business Process Services group were selected to present at the SAM/ITSM Frontier track of the SAM Summit - the premier event for advanced-level software asset management practitioners. This International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA) Summit will be held in June 2008 in Chicago. The presentation will address Configuration and Change Management with a focus on COBIT and ISO standards along with the ITIL framework, and discuss how SAM fits within the context of ITAM and ITSM. The presenters will be Jodi Stoecklein, Business Process Practice Manager and Michael Stephens, Business Process Practice Principal.

Both being recognized leaders within the industry, Advanced MarketPlace is proud to be involved with the SAM Summit. The Business Process Services practice is a strategic consulting organization that is the trusted advisor to organizations looking to embark on a performance or process improvement initiative. Business Process Services is technology independent and utilizes industry standards, methodologies, and controls such as ITIL®, IAITAM, SOX, COBIT and ISO/IEC, to deliver IT Service Management (ITSM) and IT Asset Management (ITAM) consulting services. IBSMA, who delivers the SAM Summit, is the world's largest organization of IT professionals who manage business-application software. The association includes professionals from IT asset, software, configuration and IT service management. Being selected to participate in the SAM Summit demonstrates the commitment to thought leadership in both established and emerging standards at Advanced MarketPlace.

“We are very excited to be part of the SAM Summit.” commented Jodi Stoecklein . “This is a great event because it provides a forum for discussing both ITSM and ITAM – focusing on their individuality as well as their dependencies in the areas of change and configuration management.”

The SAM Summit ( is June 16-19 in Chicago at the University of Chicago Gleacher Center. Highlights include the presentation of the SAM Practitioner of the Year Award and many social and industry events. Sessions will include:
• Starting or Enhancing a Vendor Management Program
• Surviving a Publisher Audit: Lessons Learned
• Moving from Chaos to Proactive SAM
• Taking on Today’s Top SAM Challenges (Panel Discussion)
• ITIL v.3 Fundamentals: Core Concepts, Best Practices and Winning Approaches
• Configuration and Change Management: A Holistic Enterprise Approach
• Managing Software Assets in Virtual Environments
• Negotiating Software License Disputes
• How to Conduct a SAM Gap Analysis According to ISO/IEC 19770-1


About Advanced MarketPlace, Inc.

Advanced MarketPlace, Inc. is an Infrastructure Management Consulting firm with senior consulting resources in IT Service Management, IT Asset Management, and Configuration Management. The organization employs proven methodologies and partners with world class organizations to deliver value to clients. Advanced MarketPlace is a well-rounded consulting organization that offers business process consulting, ITIL practices and assessments, implementation services, training, and support.

The company has headquarters in Tampa, FL with sales offices in Tampa, Nashville, TN, and Baltimore, MD. Technical consultants are located throughout the US, predominantly in the eastern half. With over 10 years of Professional Services and Project Management experience, Advanced MarketPlace’s reputation within the HP/Peregrine space is impeccable. A longstanding track record of successful consulting engagements and implementation projects has created a long list of reference customers.
Advanced MarketPlace, Inc.
Mitchell Neff