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#3: Create awareness for SAM when you want to successfully implement SAM
A successful implementation of SAM requires a communication plan, not just a series of memo’s! You have started implementing Software Asset Management, and everyone involved is fully aligned because you have sent out not just 1, but 3 memo’s! Your planning board with expiring deadlines of your top 20 software publisher contracts is nailed to the wall. Nothing stands in the way of booking great successes to achieve your SAM objectives. Or does it?
You need the commitment and ownership through all layers of the organisation. No advice on how to be compliant or policy can survive without clearly defined and well communicated objectives and guidelines for the organisation. To achieve Compliance, Control & Cost savings, you need more than just a series of memo’s!
It is not enough to assume that ‘everybody is aware that we have started with Software Asset Management / IT Asset Management' or that 'the awareness is a fact because everybody has received the memo'. Successful Software & IT Asset Management has an impact on the whole organisation, in all layers. Softline Solutions will help you achieve Compliance, Control and Cost savings for your IT. Not only by helping you to create transparency in your IT assets and define your long-term ITAM strategy. But also with finding the appropriate communication that will generate commitment and awareness through all layers in your organisation.
Sending out a series of memo’s around ITAM and sharing great accomplishments you have made so far, will not bring you the desired awareness throughout your full organisation. A well thought out communication plan does.
Ask assistance from the Softline Solutions’ ITAM experts or read more in Tip of the Week #72: A 4-stage communication plan to ensure ITAM buy-in!.