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Jun 6 2017   3:55PM GMT

software asset management (SAM)

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Software licenses

Software asset management (SAM) is the administration of processes, policies and procedures that support the procurement, deployment, use, maintenance and disposal of software applications within an organization. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“SAM enables an organization to avoid the risks of being under licensed and forms the foundation for effective software license compliance. It also helps an organization to avoid being over licensed and enjoy the associated cost savings.” – Mike Fisher

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An operating system (OS) is the ________ that, after being initially loaded into the computer by a boot program, manages all the other programs in a computer.
a. program
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