SAM tools – the benefits, the challenges and the risks

Studio 3&4 14 November, 2019 11:15 - 12:15

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Mark Van Wolferen

More and more organizations turn their attention to SAM tools as the ultimate instrument to help them manage their software entitlements and deployment. Automating SAM processes can definitely add a lot of value; still, we see many organizations with unrealistic expectations of SAM tools. Thinking the tool will do all the work can lead to an incomplete or inaccurate picture of your environment, and that will only prevent you from further optimizing your software licensing position. Although SAM tools are very useful when it comes to software asset management, it’s important to understand that a tool’s capabilities are limited, and that risks can arise if specialized knowledge is missing. How to validate whether the output of the tool is complete and accurate for your goals? To help you better understand what a SAM tool is, what it can do and what are the risks of using it in an incorrect manner, we identified the major risk areas associated to SAM tools. Being aware of these areas helps you to be prepared and take proactive measures to mitigate the risks and get the most out of your tool. Join us to learn more about our risk model, how you can identify SAM tools’ pitfalls and how to avoid them.
What will you learn from our presentation?
– a short history of SAM tools
– the capabilities and limitations of SAM tools
– the most common challenges and pitfalls of using a SAM tool
– how to identify and overcome these challenges and make the best use of your SAM tool


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