Use these tactical guides and documentation to create a successful SAM strategy.
The SAM Brief Series are in-depth guides designed to assist you in understanding Microsoft product licensing, provide guidance to simplify licensing and maintain license compliance, and help you to improve your software asset management policies and procedures.
FAQ provides answers to questions you may have about SAM.
The SOM brochure describes how to use SOM to assess the strengths and weaknesses of your existing infrastructure, and enable your organization to modify your SAM plan with the goal of advancing to more mature levels.
A Microsoft SAM for Hosting Assessment provides you with recommendations and best practices for taking license inventory and reporting. The intent of the assessment is to help you get the most out of SAM for Hosting, minimize compliance risks, and identify cost-saving opportunities.
Software asset management tools are essential for the management of increasingly complex software-licensing models. Infrastructure and operations leaders will need to understand the market to select vendors that meet their needs for reducing risk, optimizing costs and improving business performance.
In today's increasingly dynamic IT environments, the ability to effectively access, manage, and secure both software and hardware assets is more critical than ever. Learn more by reading the IDC Solution Brief.
Software asset management is now an issue for C-level leaders. SAM has evolved into a discipline that supports strategic business development, requiring IT leaders to engage C-level commitment to SAM investment. Learn more by reading the Gartner research.
The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) analyzes the threat landscape of exploits, vulnerabilities, and malware using data from Internet services and over 600 million computers worldwide. Threat awareness can help you protect your organization, software, and people.
This whitepaper analyzes the relationship between unlicensed software use and malware encounters drawing three conclusions, including that unlicensed software use is a strong predictor of malware encounters.
In 2010, for the first time, PC shipments to emerging economies outpaced those to mature markets. On that score, at least, 2010 might fairly be considered the year in which the world’s emerging economies stopped merely emerging: They have fully arrived.
The BSI created the BS 15000 and IT Service Management standards, among others. They provide product testing, training seminars, certification, inspection, and many other software and IT-related services.
The Federation Against Software Theft (FAST), one of the most respected independent names in the UK software industry, has joined forces to strengthen the advice given to the end user community relating to software asset management and compliance.
IAITAM is a professional association for those involved in any aspect of IT asset management in organizations of every size and industry. IAITAM aims to provide knowledge and advice to the IT asset management community worldwide.
ISO is a non-governmental organization that is the world's largest developer and publisher of international standards. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of 162 countries and forms a bridge between the public and private sectors.
Created in the UK, the ITIL is considered as a key resource for the worldwide standard of proper IT service management. ITIL is closely aligned with British Standard 15000 (BS 15000) and the ISO 9000 quality standard.