Business Management

The Basics Of Software Asset Management

Provided by Snow

Category Business Management

Type White Paper

Length 12

Publish Date April 11 2018

Date posted 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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