Gartner analysts have been quoting a startling statistic – that 75% of SAM projects are over budget and do not meet their basic objectives. Why is this happening? We believe that the approach many projects take is the reason for these failures. Many SAM projects start by using existing IT operations tools, such as Microsoft’s SCCM, BMC’s ADDM, IBM’s BigFix for their SAM discovery data. These tools were not designed for SAM and do not automatically have the data required for successful SAM projects. The SAM project is then faced with the need for customized discovery, data consolidation, and normalization. All requiring much time, money and outside experts.
We strongly believe that our Belarc products can help automate your SAM process with world-class software and hardware discovery, normalization and license optimization all designed to work together as an integrated system.