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SAM Cuts Software Spend

Gartner recently released a report entitled ‘Cutting Software Spend Safely with SAM1in which it highlights that Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) leaders can cut software spend by 30 percent if they follow three software license optimization best practices. 

Trending & Forecasting in SAM

We feel it’s a strong illustration of just how far Software Asset Management has come since the days of being the Cinderella of the IT operations world, stuck in the broom cupboard with the unglamorous job of counting IT assets and clearing up the mess after an audit.

Does size matter?

Size matters, right? Or maybe I should be clearer. The size of a Software Asset Management solution vendor’s customers matters when selecting the right platform for your organization’s needs. Or does it?

Managing multiple software versions and editions

How a condolidated insight into the total investment, compliance risk and overspead for a single application or product family lightens the load for Software Asset Managers

Simplified management of PVU licensing

Much like other vendors in the datacenter space, IBM has a comprehensive and complex set of rules governing the licensing of its software, designed to ensure that organizations pay according to the value that they are deemed to realize from the applications in use across the organization.

Virtualization Management in the Datacenter

In my previous blog I discussed the business need for flexibility when resourcing datacenters and how changes to hardware can facilitate this. Utilizing virtualization technologies in the datacenter enables even greater flexibility. New virtual machines can be spun up within a matter of minutes for whatever purpose. 

Winning Senior Management Support

Imagine you have been given the challenge of implementing a Software Asset Management program. You have been assigned the responsibility of building a SAM strategy, addressing potential SAM processes that can deliver a tangible benefit to the organization and looking at SAM technologies.

Making light work of an audit

Software audits have become an inevitability, but how ready are you to deal with one?

Managing Licensing Complexities in the Datacenter

Enterprise software licensing has had to evolve as datacenter solutions have matured. The technologies available to run and manage datacenters are extremely advanced, enabling resources to be adapted rapidly to suit business needs.

Microsoft “kills” Software Asset Management?

Software giant Microsoft has announced that they are to retire 12 partner competencies over the next 18 months, including Software Asset Management. The move has caused something of a stir in the SAM world, with some commenting that Microsoft no longer cares about Software Asset Management and that it sees Cloud as the answer to all licensing ills.