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Clarity with Software Asset Management ROI Figures

A Call For Sanity with Software Asset Management ROI FiguresThe UK based SAM consultancy start up, SAMPractice, has recently announced it’s first year results.

Jason Allaway, CEO for SAM Practice said he was ‘delighted‘ with the results.

Unfortunately the figures supporting their results look slightly dubious.

Can SAMPractice really be supporting a “30-employee strong organisation” with “offices in four locations in the UK and one in New York” with only £1M turnover?

Can we assume their Software Asset Management Return on Investment Figures are equally as shaky?

“For every £1 spent in 2007/2008 with SAM Practice, the firm returned £16 to its customers IT budget”

Software Asset Management can deliver tangible results and relatively quick return on investment. However the industry needs to provide tangible evidence and solid investment projections in order to gain wider adoption and credibility at board level.

About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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