Software Asset Management at Sandia National Laboratories

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Software Asset Management

at Sandia National Laboratories

NLIT Summit 2009


June 2, 2009


Ramona K. Gallegos

Programmer/Analyst


Andrew H. Steele

Programmer/Analyst

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company,

for the United States Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration


under contract DE
-
AC04
-
94AL85000.

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If you attended NLIT 2007 you may have seen my
presentation about the Software Asset Management
System (SAMS) at Sandia



This year, we’re updating you on the status of SAMS
and reporting on some of the challenges we have faced
and
our approach to handle them



We’ll also demonstrate the ASP.NET store where
Sandia personnel can procure software

Wait, have I seen this before?

Overview if you Missed NLIT 2007


What is SAMS?


A system designed to treat software as an asset



It has two high level goals:


Allow for tracking of software licenses in which
Sandia has an interest


Enable reapplication of software licenses across the
enterprise


Overview if you Missed NLIT 2007


Why
Sams
?


Budget, accountability, licensing compliance


Inventory is key to management of software assets


Management of software assets requires


knowledge of annual maintenance or software
assurance costs


knowledge of the number of licenses you own and
can apply


knowledge of how the software assets are in use in
the enterprise


the ability to reapply these assets across the
enterprise


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SAMS Development

Governance/
Compliance

Rental

Store

Capture Existing SW Assets

Customer/User Support

Foundation

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SAMS Current State


Backend administration and tracking of licenses is up and
running, already producing significant cost savings



First iteration of online store for purchase of software
licenses is in pilot phase



Processes and procedures to support online store are
being developed



Software is being evaluated and packaged for delivery via
SMS/SCCM when possible

ASP.NET Store

ASP.NET Store

ASP.NET Store

Modeling Software, What IS it?

Challenges


What attributes should
be tracked?


What attributes are
needed for the store?


Similarities and
differences across
vendors, types of
software.

Our Approach


Iteration, iteration,
iteration


End users, people
currently managing
software


Start with the 80%
solution

“Selling” Software

Challenges


Sell and/or rent?


What products should
we sell?


Vendor/reseller
agreements


“True up” processes,
how does the enterprise
pay?


Our Approach


Both, but start with
selling


Those most often
purchased today


Leverage current JIT
resellers


Hire an administrator


Start with the 80%
solution

Installing Software

Challenges


Automated or manual?


How automated?


Similarities and
differences across
vendors, types of
software?


Different for sale vs.
rental?


Secondary use rights

Our Approach


Evaluate each vendor,
piece of software


Realize variety of
solutions will be used
(fully automated, fully
manual, install on
client, stream, terminal
server)


Start with the 80%
solution

User Base/Environment, What IS it?

Challenges


Windows, Mac, Linux


Digital natives or digital
immigrants?


Mobile devices

Our Approach


Windows for now


Target majority of users


ASP.NET and
progressive
enhancement


Start with the 80%
solution

Stakeholders

Challenges


Identification of
stakeholders


Enterprise solution or
subset?


Which pieces to
concentrate on first,
second, third?

Our Approach


Stakeholders are a
moving target


Enterprise


Tracking and inventory
first, then sale


Sale first, then
installation


Contact Information


Ramona Gallegos,
rkgalle@sandia.gov


(505) 284
-
8866



Andrew Steele,
ahsteel@sandia.gov


(505) 284
-
4442