ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 06
Financial Times  

Microsoft’s Software Asset Management

Software asset management, or SAM enables companies to increase employees’ productivity and efficiency and also ensure cost control by helping a company budget software as a separate expenditure. This means companies can plan how much they spend on the acquisition and support of this software, including the hardware needed to make it work as well as the cost of staff training, such as to avoid spending excessively or encounter unexpected costs.

Channa de Silva, Enterprise Group Leader of Microsoft Sri Lanka said, “Our objective is to ensure that our customers obtain the maximum benefit from their software. Through the SAM process, we assist them to select the best and most cost effective licensing model that suits their business requirements as well as ensure they abide by the regulations”.

Kanchana Silva, General Manager – Systems Integrations of ZILLIONe, one of the first certified Microsoft SAM Partners in Sri Lanka, said, “Implementing SAM in your company means creating a system to manage the entire software life cycle, commencing from acquisition through use to retirement.

This process is unique to your particular business needs and helps you streamline your technology investment and has a direct impact on your bottom line. ”

Peter Peiris, Group Manager - Enterprise Solutions Group of DMS Electronics Ltd., another certified Microsoft SAM Partner in Sri Lanka said, "SAM is a business process that would help customers ascertain their existing compliance status, which alerts them to what is required to be fully compliant as per their business requirements. Further, this ensures that companies are better equipped to face new challenges.”


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