Microsoft to introduce Software Asset Management to Lanka
8-July-2007 (Sunday Observer)
Software asset management, or SAM, is a vendor neutral recognised business process. The benefits that SAM provides a customer are knowledge of and control over their software assets, cost reduction, and increased security. SAM helps businesses maximise their IT investments.
They can track and manage their software assets, track use and deployment of their software, manage licensing agreements, and establish company policies to help prevent security and compliance issues. While SAM enables companies to increase employees' productivity and efficiency, it also enables cost control by helping a company budget software as a separate expenditure.
This means companies can plan how much they spend on the acquisition and support of this software, including the hardware needed to make it work as well as the cost of staff training, such as to avoid spending excessively or encounter unexpected costs.
Peter Peiris Group Manager - Enterprise Solutions Group of DMS Electronics Ltd., another certified Microsoft SAM Partner in Sri Lanka said, "SAM is a business process that would help customers ascertain their existing compliance status, which alerts them to what is required to be fully compliant as per their business requirements. Further, this ensures that companies are better equipped to face new challenges