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Three Steps to Create an Effective SAM Tool Strategy With Gartner's Tool Decision Framework

Published: 15 February 2017

ID: G00321744

Analyst(s): Gary Spivak , Roger Williams


IT infrastructure and operations leaders worry about which tools to select to support their software asset management practice. This research establishes three steps to create an effective SAM tool strategy based on a standard framework and tailored to business needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Assess the Ability of Existing IT Tools to Support SAM
    • Discover Platforms
    • Identify Platform Consumption
    • Normalize Data
    • Reconcile External Information
    • Optimize Entitlements and Consumption
    • Share Information
  • Identify SAM Tool Initiatives
  • Create a Proposed SAM Tool Roadmap

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