Introducing the new IAM website
The new and improved website for the IAM is now live! We’re increasing the opportunities for members and visitors to interact, network and personalise their visits. Some of this is still being added.
For the first time, members and visitors in different regions will soon be able to view the site in their own language (please offer to translate any pages you can!). You can even share IAM web content via the social media channel of your choice: Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to name just a few.
Here is a rundown of the tools that are available, what’s coming soon and how to get the most out of the site.
Personalise your IAM website experience
IAM members can log on to the site and access Member-only content as usual. But you can now build your online profile, create quick links to pages and articles of interest, keep track of projects you’re working on and save any discussion threads you are following and submit articles for publication on the site.
Your profile is available at the foot of nearly every page you visit, making it quick and easy to add new links and updates and useing your own links as shortcuts. See also the megamenus.
Edit your profile
You can create a virtual presence on the new IAM site, by writing a few lines about yourself and uploading a photo. Other users will then be able to find out more about you when you blog, write a comment, or submit an article on the site. All of this means you increase your networking and engagement opportunities. When you first log onto the site, simply click on ‘Edit my profile’ in your profile pop-up and fill out the form.
• Add quicklinks
If there are pages you regularly visit on the site, you can add them to your profile for quick and easy access.
• Update your projects
If you are a member with secure access, the new site supports closed IAM groups, such as committees and special projects, and provides a central storage area for agendas for meetings and shared documents for group editing. You can also download logos and access a calendar of internal dates and events as well as external events.
No matter where you are on the site, you can click on the calendar to view a full list of relevant events taking place around the world, every month of the year. You can also click on events to find and/or register to attend. If you are involved in IAM Internal bodies such as Council, Committees or Projects you will also be able to see those meetings by using the drop-down filter.
This handy new function lets you see at a glance what’s in each section – just roll your cursor over the text, view the drop-down list and go straight to your desired destination with one click of your mouse.
Network and debate
Members and casual visitors alike can now comment on and discuss the latest asset management news and events – posted straight to our homepage – as well as the news and features that appear in each issue of Assets magazine. In the not-too-distant future, there will also be links to external discussions, all from the IAM website.
You don’t have to be a member to submit a blog; if you have an interesting asset management topic to discuss, we’d like to hear from you. We’d like this section to spark lively conversations and heated debates on all things asset management.
Assets magazine online
We’ve made it easier for you to search through complete lists of articles from previous issues of Assets. You can then choose to read the content online, download it as a PDF, share it via a variety of social media channels, or order printed copies.
• Flex your journalistic muscle
Assets relies on contributions from asset owner and managers and we’ve made it even easier for you to submit your articles, straight from the website.
If you have a unique approach to asset management to share, a winning case study to shout about or an interesting theory to discuss, we want to hear from you.
1. Simply click on the ‘Submit a story for Assets’ link on the Magazine landing page.
2. This will take you to the online content submission form, which you can use to write your article and send it to us for review.
Tip: You can save unfinished work to your personal profile.
Not a member?
Read about all the benefits and how to get the ball rolling in the Membership section of the site. Once we’ve convinced you, it’s quick and easy to sign up online.
We’re working on even more new features for the site. Check back regularly to find out what’s new. In the coming weeks we plan to launch:
IAM Knowledge Centre – is designed as a home for all of the Institute’s know-how, from the very basic principles of asset management, through to sector-specific guidance and the latest thinking and emerging concepts.
The Body of Knowledge – core guidance on asset management principles from the IAM, based around 39 key subject areas.
The IAM Wiki – going live soon.
Brand bible and author guidelines for submitting articles for the website and Assets magazine - coming soon.
Videos – everything from snapshots of events and speeches to interviews with experts around the world will be available from the homepage, at the click of your mouse.
Social media – very soon you will be able to share IAM web content via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
Regional content – the IAM is expanding across the world at a rapid rate and our new website will reflect that. Soon Members and visitors in regions other than the UK will be able to view local versions of the site.