Why you still need HAM to do SAM

Presented by

David Foxen, SAM Evangelist

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With so much focus on the new software license models and cloud services, organisations need to remember the importance hardware asset management (HAM) plays in contributing to good SAM. Organisations are just as guilty of overspending on hardware assets as they are on software assets, but with good technology you can mitigate hardware risks, save money, and manage the lifecycle of your hardware and software assets effectively. Effective HAM processes, policies and the ability to see what assets you have, will help you streamline your IT estate and reduce spending on hardware and software. Without proactive HAM you will find yourself purchasing licenses for devices that are hidden in someone’s desk, or are not being used effectively. This will impact prices for things like your software agreements and the company wide rule that Microsoft insists on for SMBs. So, don’t forget about your hardware assets. Proactively manage them and you’ll reap the benefits for both HAM and SAM!

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Whether it's through lack of control, lack of understanding or lack of compliance, Snow (www.snowsoftware.com) believes that most organizations today end up paying too high a price for their software. To address this, Snow provides Software Asset Management (SAM) solutions designed to ensure that the $320 billion spent every year on enterprise software is money well spent – ensuring organizations have the appropriate licenses for the software they use – not too many, not too few. More than 6,000 organizations worldwide rely on Snow to optimize licensing across in excess of ten million devices, from the mobile to desktop, datacenter to the cloud.