As organizations scale, their internal software asset estate grows exponentially and becomes complex to manage. This is when a well-crafted Software Asset Management (SAM) program — a core functional area of IT asset management, which focuses on minimizing IT costs, manual overhead and optimizing the usage of software assets in your organization becomes essential.
But it does not end there. How do we ensure that your organization makes the most out of it's SAM strategy?
Here's a list of best practices that can act as fundamental guidelines for your organization’s SAM strategy:
1. Support from senior management
2. Building the right SAM team
3. Choosing the right SAM tool
4. Measuring SAM success
5. Categorizing software assets
6. Recycling software licenses
7. Being audit-ready
If you'd like to read more and find out how you can implement these practices in your organization, check out our blog.
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