SAM is the data enabler for your business

How do you best leverage the information which you gain from your SAM discovery to support your wider business? This can be Cyber security as well is traditional licensing and procurement. We believe that SAM holds the key to many other business issues.

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Keeping your SAM program flexible

The 1990’s called — they want their ITAM strategy back! Come listen in and hear about some nimble strategies to maximize your value while minimizing your investment for your SAM program.

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Achieving Greater Value with Agile Software Asset Management

Sean Robinson of License Dashboard discusses how IT Asset Management leaders can evolve their SAM programs into a modern Agile framework. Can applying Agile practices to your SAM program produce increased results in terms of cost savings and risk mitigation, whilst achieving the buy-in of multiple digital stakeholders from across your organization? During the session Sean will discuss: – How Do You Measure the Value of Each Activity You Undertake for SAM? – How Do You React to Unexpected Events Such as a Vendor Audit? – How Do You Involve Stakeholders Outside of the SAM Team? – How Do You […]

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The Secret Sauce: How to Drive Superior SAM Results with limited Resources

The challenges of managing software in Cloud and hybrid environments puts growing pressure on IT and procurement leaders to control unused software overspend, forecast demand and protect against audits. This increased focus on IT efficiency has generated a global Software Asset Management (SAM) skill shortage, exposing organizations to financial and operational risk. This session explains how to deliver impactful results using a customized solution of SAM Managed Services and Support: – Assess your SAM maturity level – Manage tool operation, data management, usage and demand – Understand entitlements & complex contracts, balance creation and optimization – Navigate vendor scenarios such […]

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Stop Spending Unnecessary Costs on Oracle Support

Oracle’s fiscal year ends in May. Many of you have probably closed a deal in May in the previous years, cause that would give you the best deal, right? And you probably got other products included in your order, since the bigger the volume the better the discount, right? Having done deals in May means that Oracle Support will send out its support maintenance renewal proposals in the March-April-May timeframe. Have you already received one as well? Did you notice that the price you have to pay increased 4% compared to last year? Oracle increases its support maintenance fee with […]

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Discovery – The Basis for Successful SAM

Gartner says that 75% of all SAM projects are over budget and do not meet their business goals. Why is this happening? Sumin Tchen of Belarc will show how existing operations and security tools do not meet the requirements for successful SAM discovery, automation and integration. A number of case studies will be used to show reasons for SAM project successes and failures.

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Pragmatic Approach to Develop a SAM Business Case

This session provides a pragmatic and holistic approach to develop a SAM business case, primarily focusing on the areas where SAM provides value (e.g. cost optimization, vulnerability/ security, and compliance). At the end of the session, participants will walk out with exact steps to develop a business case, what data to collect and how to collect that data.

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