Effective software asset management (SAM) requires the identification of the software applications owned by an organization and the measurement of the usage of each identified application. Furthermore, as defined by ITIL, SAM encompasses “…all of the infrastructure and processes necessary for the effective management, control and protection of the software assets” of the organization.
Key objectives of a SAM strategy include:
- Ensuring that all usage of each product is in compliance with the license for that product
- Optimizing license costs by aligning licenses with actual usage patterns
- Eliminating products that are never or seldom used
- Tracking and controlling changes to software products
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