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Tutorial: How to Set Up Software Asset Management

Published: 20 January 2012

ID: G00229438

Analyst(s): Victoria Barber, Stewart Buchanan


Newly appointed software asset managers often ask Gartner for advice on where to start. This research will help them to prioritize tasks and allocate time to initial assessments as they start to establish important areas of process improvement activity.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

What You Need to Know


  • Context
  • Analysis
    • Define and Communicate the Mission
    • Summarize the Current Position
    • Measure Consumption
    • Prioritize Processes
    • Report Quick Wins
    • Prepare a Draft Progress Report
    • Next Step
  • Key Facts

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