Software asset management (SAM) is a business practice that involves managing and optimizing the purchase, deployment, maintenance, utilization, and disposal of software applications within an organization.
According to ITIL, SAM is defined as "all of the infrastructure and processes necessary for the effective management, control, and protection of the software assets...throughout all stages of their lifecycle. Fundamentally intended to be part of an organization's information technology business strategy, the goals of SAM are to reduce information technology (IT) costs and limit business and legal risk related to the ownership and use of software, while maximizing IT responsiveness and end-user productivity. SAM is particularly important for large corporations in regard to redistribution of licenses and managing legal risks associated with software ownership and expiration. SAM technologies track license expiration, thus allowing the company to function ethically and within software compliance regulations. This can be important for both eliminating legal costs associated with license agreement violations and as part of a company's reputation management strategy. Both are important forms of risk management and are critical for large corporations' long-term business strategies.
SAM is one facet of a broader business discipline known as IT asset management, which includes overseeing both software and hardware that comprise an organization's computers and network.
HOW MANY LICENCES DO WE HAVE ?
HOW MANY LICENCES DO WE USE ?
- ARE WE COMPLIANT?
- WHEN WAS THE LAST TRUE-UP?
- CONTRACT RENEWAL VENDOR?
- DOES OUR ICT ENVIRONMENT STILL MEET THE REQUIREMENTS?
TO WHAT EXTENT ARE WE COMPLIANT?
DO WE REALLY KNOW OUR STATUS?
- DO WE NEED ADVISE?
- DO WE HAVE THE VERSION AND QUANTITY WE NEED?
- IS ALL HARDWARE COMPATIBLE?
- DO WE RISK FINES?
DO YOU HAVE THE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS ABOVE?
If the answer is "YES",you are go to go and ready for an (friendly) audit. If the answer is "NO", the best advise is to get guidance as soon as possible. You can use the contact form or click on the lick below and contact John Zijlmans our Microsoft SAM Professional.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.