The challenge. Most organizations rely too heavily on their Software Asset Management (SAM) tool — hoping it will completely eliminate all non-compliance exposure and optimize IT software investments.
The reality. A successful SAM program goes beyond simply using a SAM tool. Common challenges include:
- Lack of Internal Alignment
- Insufficient Resources
- Inaccurate Discovery
- Disparate or Incomplete Entitlements
- Competing IT Priorities
The Impact. The lack of governance, process, and experience can result in unplanned software and maintenance fees or costly shelf-ware.