Software Compliance: How to Protect the Enterprise from Audits

Today’s dynamic business environment and evolving infrastructure technologies are making it increasingly difficult for an enterprise to ensure that business software is used in accordance with license entitlements. Coupled with a difficult economy and decreasing new license revenue for enterprise software companies, these providers are relying on more frequent audits to ensure they maximize the license and maintenance revenue to which they are entitled and to maintain earnings-per-share. With many software compliance audits resulting in multi-million dollar liabilities, it is critical that enterprises minimize their exposure to this growing area of risk.

This client memorandum describes the issues driving the increase in software audits and summarizes techniques available to protect the enterprise from the worst effects of a software audit. A subsequent white paper will describe these mitigation techniques in more detail.

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