About Us

IP Associates was formed in 1994 by Ian Preskett to provide independant SAM consultancy to businesses of all sizes.

Managing Director - Ian Preskett MIET C.Eng. MBCS CITP


In a former company Ian was responsible for the procurement and management of all IT assets. He then joined Bytes software asset management (SAM) team to lead the SAM process engineering function, and to promote SAM to the marketplace. 

He assisted with the ISO 19770-1 standard, the self-assessment engine, and the early adopter programs. 

He became the SAM process and Maturity Practice Manager providing consultancy to clients on SAM maturity and SAM process design. Based on ISO 19770-1, ITIL and industry best practice processes Ian provided consultancy on SAM technology mapping and integration, Process design, business cases, SAM reports, action plans and implementation plans.

Ian formed IP Associates Limited to provide the industry with independent SAM expertise to ensure that have SAM processes which maximise license efficiency and reduce risk.

He is also a committee member for the BCS CMSG (configuration Management Specialist Group).



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