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Mar 02, 2016 - 10:50 AM
Where you should start with SAM is actually *defining* SAM in context to why your company is considering it. Are you tasked to do license reconciliatiom, or contract renewal... or internal chargebacks and allocations? The term SAM has speciated - even mutated- over the past two decades from a simple ' where are my Microsoft Offices' to a wide array of multi-disciplanary endeavours that may or may not be inter-related.
So, start your studying from the inside. What does your company need to do from a 'SAM' concept? If there's more than one answer, then identify the quick win that your executives can value and appreciate...so you can get the green light for the next objective,
Your 'single recource' are the conversations and issues from your battle-scarred peers that can be found on ITAMReview.... but must you must first quantify 'SAM' in context to your company's objectives.
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