Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of SAM tools?

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of SAM tools?

Adel Khan · March 1st 2018

There is a reason why one of the seven dwarfs is called Dopey, it’s because Dopey kept wanting to buy software to make the mining business more efficient. Every day at tea break he’d suggest that the only way to increase productivity, and bring more diamonds back home to Snow White, was to invest in the latest and greatest software solutions. Funny thing is at lunch time Dopey was never anywhere to be seen – rumour had it that Dopey was out for lunch with a software vendor again? Eventually the other dwarfs got together and decided that what they really needed to do was to start looking at the processes and controls that were in place for the software they used at the mine – lest they forget, the last time they had a software vendor audit them they had to shut the mine (and handover an Evil Queen’s ransom in diamonds).

So, they gathered round and together they agreed that what they did best was mine diamonds and they needed a little help in order to get to grips with all the software they’d bought over the years. They enlisted a fearless team from a fearless organisation called SAMcraft. SAMcraft worked side by side with them to design, test and implement a best application set of SAM processes, controls and policies. The result of this collaboration was to ensure the seven dwarfs understood exactly what software they owned and exactly how much software they had deployed.

A few months later the dwarfs got back in touch with SAMcraft, they wanted to look at using a SAM tool to take away some of the manual effort involved in collating software data. The reason they were able to do this was because they had the right processes, controls and policies in place and they were now ready to implement a tool that could deliver value to their business.

If you’d like to hear more about SAM solutions, please contact us by visiting our website on www.samcraft.co.uk or email us on nofear@samcraft.co.uk.


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