Eight Simple Steps to Effective Software Asset Management
Source: Dimension Data
To effectively manage software assets, organisations need a perpetual approach that combines both infrastructure and process to control and protect the software assets throughout all stages of their lifecycle. Many organisations under-estimate the sheer volume and value of their total software assets. Most unknowingly own thousands of pieces of software, making it difficult to create an accurate list of owned software and to deploy the correct software in the right place. While they typically take careful stock of physical IT assets (hardware), few have the capability to adequately or effectively manage their software assets on an ongoing basis, exposing them to greater risk.