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

Published: 29 July 2015

ID: G00279855

Analyst(s): Hank Marquis

Summary

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
  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendation

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

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