Unleash the power of SAM as a managed service

Effective Software Asset Management (SAM) has the potential to benefit any organization through cost control, process optimization and reduction of contractual, reputational, information security and, in turn, financial risks. However, not every organization has personnel skilled in handling their software estate. Training employees and creating a dedicated SAM team can be intensive on time and resources. The solution that effectively addresses this issue is SAM as a managed service.

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Is SAM among the top 10 risks that an organization faces?

Organizations spend considerable time, effort and cost in identifying, assessing and controlling risks to their business and earnings. Risks could stem from several sources — both internal and external — and include natural disasters, socio-political environment, or business strategy, people, processes and information security. The range is wide.

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Software License compliance: simple arithmetic or much more?

What can and probably will affect your software licensing process?

The general impression about license compliance is that it’s just a game of numbers — “We have installed five licenses of ’X’ software and procured three, so let’s buy two more.” However, licensing involves many more complexities, such as ambiguous clauses and metric definitions which CIOs and CTOs should be aware of.

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