Software Asset Management: Challenges and Opportunities

Nicolas Rousseau, Sr. Product Manager, HP Asset Manager
What does Software Asset Management (SAM) mean to an enterprise organization? Let’s take a look at the challenges and opportunities, what processes are involved in a successful control of the license purchases vs. software deployments and what benefits can result from applying best practices supported by efficient tools.

Attend this webinar to learn how to efficiently track the hardware and software inventory and reconcile in an intelligent way the deployments to the licenses entitlements, applying out of the box best practices for hundreds of titles and versions.

We'll also go through the main takeaways of an Oracle compliance use case on a cluster infrastructure, showing how universal discovery can retrieve LMS verified data and asset manager report on software compliance, analyze license liability and suggest optimisations.

Make sure to bring all your SAM questions!
Jul 18 2013
46 mins
Software Asset Management: Challenges and Opportunities
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