Best Practices for SAM in the Modern Environment

Digital transformation is driving the adoption of cloud technology, bringing about huge benefits to organizations, including greater flexibility, reduced IT burdens, and opportunities to innovate and deliver new solutions and services to customers. According to Gartner research, “cloud continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments of IT spend.”
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Inside IASP: IBM’s New Approach to SAM & Software Compliance

Software asset management (SAM) has been around for decades, but the discipline is gaining newfound prominence and sophistication. New tools, expert providers, and industry professionals are emerging by the day. By 2022, the market is expected to be worth $2.32 billion, after compounding at a yearly rate of nearly 15%.
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Unlicensed Software: Reducing Risks and Improving Compliance [Global Survey]

From personal to business computers, unlicensed software is installed on devices across the globe, leaving more and more users at risk of being exposed to malware. 
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A Guide to Choosing the Best Software Asset Management Tools

Organizations rely on a variety of hardware and software assets that are critical to day-to-day operations and continued business growth. Software asset management (SAM) allows companies to track licenses, stay compliant, save money, and more. Some smaller organisations find they are able to manage software assets by using spreadsheets and manual processes. Most organizations, however, quickly discover the benefits of deploying specialized software asset management tools. Of course, choosing SAM tools is just the beginning. Either building or buying in the skills required to manage the tool and get the most out of it is also a must. 
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How SAM Can Reduce Your Organisation's Cyber Security Risks

As businesses digitize their workflows, they also expand their digital surface area. That means more of the organisation is inter-connected and more is accessible online. It’s vital for innovation and for business success in the 21st century.
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SAM Top Tips: Infographic

Top Tips: Why You Should Implement SAM Software is a major part of your business, but are you sure you’re getting the most value from it? Having a complete picture of what you’re using means you’ll be in a better position to understand what you need and what you don’t.
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Software Licensing Basics

Software is critical to your business, but how you get it and use it can be complicated. When you buy software, no matter whether you download it or get it on a disc, you are almost certainly not buying the software itself, but a license to use it. When you pay, you are agreeing to use the software in a certain way, usually how to use (i.e. personal or business use), how many people can use it, and how long for. This guide will give you the basics of software licensing.
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The software asset management blueprint

Business today is underpinned by technology. From HR to sales, from data capture to accounting and finance, information technology and the software that powers it is mission-critical to every business. Not only that, but the ease of access to the internet, ubiquitous network connections and the development of cloud application and software services means that many small businesses acquire much of their technology with little, if any specialist support. While growing access to information technology brings huge benefits in terms of business agility and innovation, speed to market and customer retention, it also brings considerable risks if technology assets, particularly software, are not managed effectively.
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