In this blog, I take a look at observations that I have encountered over the last 2-3 years about Software Asset Management (SAM); ten bubbles that need bursting!
These are not in order, but rather written down as they popped into my lil ol’ head.
1)I have a software contract, therefore I’m automatically license compliant”. No you are not! To be license compliant you have to account for the purchases made under that contract; and if a vendor audit is called, you might also be asked to account for those installations, which might have crept onto your network that were not made under the aforementioned contract.
2) “I practice ITIL, so I don’t need SAM.” Oh yes you do! As a minimum, if you can find a license compliance process in your ITIL best practice adoption, then please get in touch and I will eat my own hat (not that I wear a hat, so I’ll eat someone else’s hat).