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SAM (Software Asset Management)

Software asset management (SAM) is the process of managing and optimizing software assets in an organization. SAM includes aspects such as software identification, maintenance, update, and license compliance. Software assets are valuable for businesses, but they are also vulnerable to thefts or misuse if not correctly managed. Software tools also tend to become outdated quickly, so it's essential to track which versions a business uses and whether the vendor still supports the existing versions.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About SAM (Software Asset Management)

The goal of SAM is to ensure an organization is using software systems efficiently while also staying within budget. Using SAM, SMBs can leverage many software-related benefits, such as cost savings, improved security, and increased efficiency. SAM can also help SMBs stay compliant with software licensing agreements.

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