White paper

The IT Administrator's Guide to Software Asset Management

IT administrators are faced with more challenges and resource constraints than at any time in the past ten years. A tough economic environment in which revenues are either unpredictable or down from previous years is leading to IT budget reductions. At the same time, companies are turning to IT for increased use of new technologies to drive to a new level of productivity with customers, partners and employees. Therefore, every IT investment must have a rapid payback and well-defined return on investment. There is no room for error today; IT decisions must be precise and not waste any financial resources.

But are there potential blind spots within the IT organization that could destroy a carefully planned budget? A software asset management (SAM) program can help mitigate that risk. This white paper explains how.