FrontRange SAM Solution

Date: January 22, 2011
Pages: 13
Price:
US$ 995.00
Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Brief Review
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF)
ID: FE101435AEDEN
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FrontRange SAM Solution
Introduction

As IT organizations strive to "deliver more with less," software asset management (SAM) has become a vital corporate capability. It can help organizations to optimize IT licensing expenditure, reduce human resource overhead, and mitigate the compliance risks intrinsic to owning and managing software assets. The FrontRange solution can assist organizations in gaining greater control over software.

Features and benefits
  • Project management planning tool for SAM implementations.
  • Depth and breadth of discovery capabilities.
  • Dynamic "best-fit" reconciliation of licenses against installed software.
  • Automated software management capabilities covering packaging, testing, and deployment.
  • Software asset optimization with usage tracking capabilities.
Highlights

FrontRange SAM Essentials provides organizations with a pre-populated project management plan for their SAM implementation.FrontRange Discovery is the "engine" behind the SAM solution; it is responsible for finding and inventorying all software across the network. FrontRange License Manager is where license records are collated, validated, and reconciled against the software application inventory supplied by FrontRange Discovery.FrontRange NetInstall allows IT organizations to automatically deploy, maintain, and upgrade software packages.

Your key questions answered
  • Should be considered by any mid-sized or large organization wishing to reduce IT costs by making better use of existing hardware and software assets.
  • FrontRange SAM Essentials is relevant to organizations seeking assistance with planning for their SAM implementation.
  • In addition to organizations seeking better cost control and efficiency, License Manager is suited to those that need to meet compliance demands.
  • FrontRange NetInstall is relevant to organizations with fluid workforces and software needs to reduce the cost and effort of software management.
SUMMARY

Catalyst
Key findings
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FUNCTIONALITY

Solution overview
  FrontRange SAM Essentials
  FrontRange Discovery
  FrontRange License Manager
  FrontRange NetInstall
Solution analysis
  Inventory management
  License management
  Software management
  Compliance
  Software and configuration management
  System administration

PRODUCT STRATEGY

Market opportunity
Go to market strategy

IMPLEMENTATION

Deployment examples
  Eastleigh Borough Council
  Stapleton Tyres

APPENDIX

Methodology
Author
Ovum Consulting
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