The SAM Starter Kit by Sandi Conrad has been endorsed by Microsoft.
Michael Beare, Worldwide Director for SAM, at Microsoft said:
“Microsoft is fully supportive of the efforts of The ITAM Review to enhance customer SAM capabilities worldwide. The SAM Starter Kit is a big first step. “
This SAM Starter kit will provide you with a process to set up your SAM program, templates to quickly create your business case, calculate ROI, create antipiracy statements and a video to educate your employees.
The Starter Kit should get your SAM program up and running quickly so you can start down the road to compliance and software savings.
About Martin Thompson
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.
Connect with Martin on LinkedIn.