Use Cases Overview


Support critical business and technology decisions with a SAM Assessment

A Microsoft SAM Assessment helps your organization identify ways to control costs, improve compliance and security, and manage assets from acquisition to retirement. Further, you’ll make more informed decisions to support strategic business priorities now and in the future.


Microsoft SAM Baseline Review

A SAM baseline review provides a complete view of your current Microsoft product deployments and licensing position. As a result, you will work with a SAM partner to identify opportunities for improvement in areas like procurement, license optimization and management, and retirement. You will also receive a SAM Optimization Model (SOM) Assessment that serves as the foundation and guidance for implementing an effective SAM program.

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Microsoft SAM Cloud Productivity Assessment

A SAM Cloud Productivity Assessment is designed to support your business as you evaluate solutions for migrating your desktop environment to the Cloud. As part of the assessment, you will work with a SAM partner to assess your cloud readiness and establish critical SAM policies and procedures to manage cloud and on-premises investments effectively.

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Microsoft SAM Cybersecurity Assessment

The Microsoft SAM Cybersecurity assessment focuses on assessing the software deployed within your environment to detect areas that may pose a risk and identify which threats could impact your organization’s ability to conduct day-to-day business. Working with a SAM partner, the assessment provides a solid baseline to be used as a foundation for a more in-depth organizational security assessment. Targeted assessments for Healthcare and Financial Services are available.

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Microsoft SAM GDPR Assessment

On May 25th, 2018 GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) became effective. The first step toward becoming GDPR compliant is to get a clear view of the current state of your IT and Data infrastructure. The SAM GDPR Assessment helps you understand your current readiness for GDPR and outlines necessary steps toward improvement.

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Microsoft SAM Server Optimization Assessment

A SAM Server Optimization assessment is designed to help you get more value from your investments by optimizing your Server environment. Your SAM partner will work with you to evaluate your current deployments, highlight potentially underutilized Servers, determine optimal usage and licensing scenarios, and define and implement critical SAM policies and procedures to manage investments effectively.

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Microsoft SAM Infrastructure Optimization Assessment

The Microsoft SAM Infrastructure Optimization assessment helps you select and prioritize your current server workloads and applications to transition to the Cloud while providing insights on the business, costs, and technology benefits. Data analysis also provides recommendations on how to optimize SAM policies and procedures to simplify your digital transformation strategy and implementation.

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Microsoft SAM for Hosting Assessment

The Microsoft SAM for Hosting assessment is specifically designed for hosting companies who want to optimize their current IT infrastructure and better understand best practices for reporting. The intent of the assessment is to help you get the most out of your investment while minimizing compliance risks and identifying cost-saving opportunities.

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