Use Gartner's Tool Decision Framework for SAM to Create Your Roadmap

Archived Published: 29 July 2015 ID: G00279855


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Software asset management is a discipline that is rapidly growing in importance. Gartner's Tool Decision Framework for SAM provides I&O leaders with a framework to understand current SAM tool capabilities, then use that baseline to plan how and where to make improvements.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Compare SAM Tools Based on Six Critical Activities to Optimize Enterprise and Data Center Software License Compliance and Spending
      • Platform Discovery
      • Platform and Software Inventory
      • Normalizing Inventory
      • Reconciling External Information
      • Optimizing License Position
      • Sharing Information
      • Bottom Line
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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