IBSMA Publishes Definitive Guide to SAM Assessment (May 25, '11)

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New comprehensive guide demystifies the road to robust and compliant software asset management programs.

ANN ARBOR, MICH. (May 25, 2011) — Getting the most out of every dollar spent on software is a complex and daunting task. But now, in one new comprehensive guide, software asset management professionals will find the step-by-step instructions, easy-to-understand explanations, practical examples, and proven procedures for establishing and optimizing SAM programs.

In 276 pages, the Definitive Guide to SAM Assessment and ISO/IEC 19770-1 delivers the case studies and best practices from a trusted source. Author and educator Steven Russman is the founder and executive director of the International Business Software Managers Association (IBSMA). In addition to writing more than 100 articles and reports on software asset management and industry trends, he publishes assessments on the latest SAM tools and is a frequent lecturer at industry conferences and seminars.

The Definitive Guide is a practical workbook as well, including fill-in-the blank SAM self-assessment exercises and a SAM scorecard. These tools enable readers to quickly apply the knowledge gained from the guide directly to their organizations.

Readers will come away with the facts and knowledge needed to save hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of dollars in software return on investment. They'll also have the expertise to put into action the 200-plus concepts and objectives within the international standard for software asset management, ISO/IEC 19770-1.

The Definitive Guide to SAM Assessment and ISO/IEC 19770-1 by Steven Russman is available from IBSMA in PDF and print at ECPMedia.com. Cost: $495. Purchase includes a copy of ISO/IEC 19770-1, additional exercises and worksheets, and the SAM Assess Gap Analysis & Reporting Tool, Detail Version 4.0.

The International Business Software Mangers Association (IBSMA) is an international association of business-focused software asset management (SAM) professionals working together to develop and promote SAM best practices and education. IBSMA is a registered U.S. 501(c)6 nonprofit corporation. Visit IBSMA.com for details.