By Rebecca Horton, Regional Director of LG6 Businesses and IT functions are faced with a plethora of challenges every day. Customers demand more from the business they buy from, and so they need to constantly be evolving and staying ahead of their competition through technology. The reality is that most organizations are the same … Continue reading Software Asset Management & Open Source Software: Enabling Digital Transformation
Organizations often struggle to achieve efficient management of their software assets when there is a need for multiple discoveries and inventory tools in their organization. Knowing what software is installed on an organizations network is important to accurately evaluate software compliance and expenditure. However the inventory of installed software often comes from configuration management tools … Continue reading Managing Software Licensing with Multiple Inventory Tools
Software Asset Management (SAM) is the process of keeping track of all software assets in an organization. This can include applications installed on employee computers and management of software licenses, SaaS subscriptions, and entitlements as well as their related purchase and contractual documentation. Where does it begin? After defining the SAM project scope and objectives, … Continue reading What can SAM do for you?
Using a spreadsheet to track software licenses or cloud subscriptions might be effective for small organizations. However, as your software estate grows, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage your software assets and their processes. If you aren’t convinced, here are 10 reasons why you need to reconsider managing your software assets in a spreadsheet. … Continue reading Top 10 Reasons NOT To Manage Software Licenses In A Spreadsheet
A misconception about Software as a Service (SaaS) is that they do not have to be managed within an organization. Due to the nature and delivery of the software, employees believe they can consume them without advising their IT manager or department. Since the software is accessible through the internet as opposed to on-premises, it … Continue reading Why Managing SaaS Subscriptions Is Important
An Enterprise Application (App) Store is a portal that displays software to specific end-users. Usually set up for employees, this portal gives access to software like cloud services, licenses, and mobile apps. The variety of software depends on what the organization authorized, ranging from small monthly subscriptions to costly software licenses. The interface is normally … Continue reading What Is An Enterprise App Store?
According to ITAM Review, Microsoft explains Software Asset Management (SAM) as the best practice to incorporate a set of proven processes and procedures for managing and optimizing your organization’s IT assets. The tech leader expresses how implementing SAM protects your software investments and helps you recognize what you have, where it’s running, and if your … Continue reading What Is Software Asset Management & Why Is It Important?
How have you tried to reduce your software license expenditure? Did you try buying less licenses just to realize you’re missing some? Did you buy more licenses to get a discounted price but realize you overspent? Did you try software license recycling? What Is That? Software license recycling is simply recovering unused licenses and … Continue reading Fastest Way to Save Money on Software Licenses
On a limited budget, small to medium size businesses get creative when it comes to saving money. However, they’re usually unaware of the cost benefits of implementing a Software Asset Management (SAM) solution. It is presumed that only large organizations can take advantage of these cost-saving solutions when there are actually affordable ones that smaller … Continue reading How Software Asset Management Reduces Business Costs
It isn’t uncommon for a small to medium size company to use an Excel spreadsheet to track the organization’s software assets. The spreadsheet’s first tab typically displays all the inventory of the software purchased, the second tab contains a list of agreements the organization has with other businesses and the third tab is a list … Continue reading The Essential Software Asset Management Processes