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Automated Process = Fewer Errors
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Order Visibility = Confidence
Linking Systems = Efficiency
Software is among the most important assets of your business. It is also one of the biggest and most complex expenditures for IT. With the shift to cloud, leading software vendors are releasing new features at a breakneck pace.
The challenge is the management complexity of enterprise software licensing has also grown in lock-step. Without a Software Asset Management (SAM) strategy in place, you risk losing control of spending, licensing compliance and your technology roadmap.
As software investments grow, so do the management challenges.
This includes compliance risk, runaway costs and questions about the overall business value of these investments.
With constant updates to licensing programs, and software assets residing on premises and in the cloud, IT professionals face a number of key issues.
Guided by the right partner, effective software management becomes a critical enabler for accelerating digital transformation and becoming cloud ready.
The result? A cost-effective, risk-averse path to maximizing the business impact of your software investments.
Do: Document all your current contracts and renewal dates.
Ask: When do assets come up for renewal?
Ask: Can I co-term or consolidate assets?
Do: Plan for detailed asset reviews from your vendors.
Ask: What is EOS/EOL? Do we have a vendor technology roadmap?
Ask: Is my budget forecast accurate?
Do: Take full inventory of your current technology.
Ask: What do we have deployed? What are we using?
Ask: Are there redundant technologies we can eliminate?
Do: Right-size licensing and software compliance.
Ask: Does our consumption match utilization?
Ask: Are we over- or under-licensed?
Do: Implement Enterprise Lifecycle Management to reduce risk and overspending.
Ask: How do we make SAM management more efficient?
Ask: Have we reduced risk? Are we compliant and rationalized?
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