Since the advent of virtualization, Software as a Service (SaaS) and capacity oriented licensing metrics, simply counting installations works as a software asset management strategy for a small fraction of an organization’s annual software expenditure.
However, counting installations remains the default strategy for many companies faced with software audits. The "old school" focus of inventory tools, and desktop (end point) oriented SAM has resulted in many IT departments having invested in software inventory tools with a one-dimensional approach to calculating license consumption.
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