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How Effective Software Management Minimizes Risk

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  • September 19, 2017
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Some IT leaders make the mistake of thinking software asset management is a technology or the instance when someone implements a SAM solution. But SAM is much more — it’s an ongoing practice that requires a combination of people, process and technology.

For organizations that get SAM right, the benefits are significant. Using SAM effectively helps IT leaders make the most of their software purchases, aligning users with available licenses to avoid exorbitant software spending. It also addresses the security issues that arise when software purchases grow out of IT managers' control.

Some IT leaders make the mistake of thinking software asset management is a technology or the instance when someone implements a SAM solution. But SAM is much more — it’s an ongoing practice that requires a combination of people, process and technology.

For organizations that get SAM right, the benefits are significant. Using SAM effectively helps IT leaders make the most of their software purchases, aligning users with available licenses to avoid exorbitant software spending. It also addresses the security issues that arise when software purchases grow out of IT managers' control.


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How Much Could SAM Help You Save?
 

$30 billion

The cost of unused software in U.S. organizations in 2015
 

Source: 1E, “The Real Cost of Unused Software,” November 2015

39%

The percentage of enterprises that manage software licenses manually or not at all

Source: Flexera Software, “Why Software Audits Will Be a Thing of the Past,” August 2015

$7 million

The cost avoidance one large company realized when it deployed a SAM solution from Snow Software

Source: CDW, “Snow Software Helps Save Millions,” July 2016


CDW: Committed to Simplifying Software Management

At CDW, we take a comprehensive approach to software management and adoption. Our process is designed to build a solution that fits your organization. From assessment to implementation and management, we’ll help you remove the common obstacles that come with software adoption, while making the entire experience seamless.

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