Organizations in every sector of today’s economy depend on software applications to make products, deliver services, run their internal operations and do business in the global marketplace. It is utterly essential as a strategic asset. But managing software assets poorly — especially by allowing users to work with unlicensed programs — can expose an organization to a slew of unwelcome risks, including debilitating viruses, system failures, or copyright-infringement lawsuits.
That’s why BSA last year introduced an industry-leading software asset management training course and certification program — SAM Advantage — to help IT professionals increase efficiencies, control costs, and reduce the legal and security risks associated with ineffective software asset management practices. SAM Advantage is a self-directed, online program that is fully aligned with the global ISO/IEC 19770-1 software asset management standard, so the certification it offers is recognized globally by the business software industry and by BSA.
Today, we are excited to announce that we have incorporated feedback from SAM practitioners to upgrade the SAM Advantage experience. Our newly upgraded training course still allows users to complete the program at their own pace, but now it offers more intuitive navigation, an enhanced user interface and improved functionality.