Using SAM to Manage Your Shift to the Cloud
Managing a software estate split between traditional delivery models and those that are and cloud-based impacts licensing compliance as well as financial exposure. When an organization takes the decision to migrate to the cloud, it’s important that the current IT network is fully understood to ensure a smoother transition and to inform the best strategy for managing users or instances in the cloud.
License Dashboard is sponsoring a webinar with The ITAM Review, to discuss the challenges around Software Asset Management (SAM) that organizations face when shifting to cloud-based software as a service (SaaS).
Challenge One: Fully understanding your software estate
Before migration can begin, the planning phase must include a fact-finding exercise to determine what is deployed, and on which platform. The plan should also include hypotheticals so that projects in the pipeline, and planned business growth are factored in as well.
Challenge Two: Tracking the users of your assets
Knowing what, at any given time, is being used and by whom is the underlying principle of effective software asset management as well as effective SaaS cost management. To inform migration, inventory tools are a good start, but they uncover an overwhelming volume of data that must be cleansed before it can be applied.
Challenge Three: Resolving these users against multiple aliases
Once an organization has its “single source of truth” for software and entitlements, it must be reconciled against inventory data – an arduous, manual task at best; made even more complicated when managing User Based Licenses.
Software Asset Management to prevent cloud migration from becoming costly
During the webinar, License Dashboard will reveal how it’s possible to reduce the time spent reconciling users against their multiple accounts.
Using SAM to Manage Your Shift to the Cloud – 24th May 2018 at 4pm BST
If you can’t make the live session, you can also register to view the webinar recording on demand.