Business Management

The Basics Of Software Asset Management

Provided by Snow

Category Business Management

Type White Paper

Publish Date April 11 2018


This paper looks at two eras of SAM: pre-cloud and cloud. On-premise datacenters managed, financed, and controlled by centralized IT – traditional SAM – dominated the pre-cloud era. Whereas Anything-as-a-Service (XaaS), subscription models, greater flexibility for users, and decentralized control define the current cloud era. To reflect this cloud perspective this paper is divided into two sections: PART I: BASICS OF TRADITIONAL SAM – SOFTWARE RUNNING IN ON-PREMISE DATACENTERS AND CLIENT COMPUTERS   PART II: HOW SAM HAS EVOLVED WITH CLOUD COMPUTING

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