Software Asset Management
The term Software Asset Management (or simply SAM for short) depicts a set of business practices that involves managing and optimizing the costs, deployment, maintenance, utilization, optimization, and disposal of software assets within an organization.
In practice, SAM lets you protect your software investments and limits business and legal risk related to the ownership and use of the software, and in the era of the cloud, companies now tend to have cloud and on-premise solutions in a hybrid model in which the need for having a SAM practice is becoming more and more important for the following reasons:
- Cost effective way for new software acquisition\usage.
- Better utilization of existing acquired software.
- Having a clear vision on the deployed software legality status.
- More accurate definition of clients needed software.