How to Survive a Nasty Software Vendor Audit
Kristin Burnham, CIO.com, 04/30/2018 When software vendor auditors push too far, enterprise technology leaders must be prepared to push back. In an extreme case, the food company Mars (best known for Snickers and M&M’s candies)...
Software audits: How high tech plays hardball
Dan Tynan, InfoWorld, 4/25/16 ‘Truing up’ licenses amounts to billions of dollars in revenue for the major software makers. Here’s where the money goes — and how it’s extracted.
Software Licensing Tips To Reduce The Risk Of Legal Action
Michael O’Dwyer, ipswitch, 9/29/16 If you require software licensing tips, don’t expect your software vendors to be of any real help, given the prevalence of outsourced call centers by many of the world’s global players.
Licensing Oracle in the Cloud (Microsoft, Amazon or Oracle)
Julie Machal-Fulks, The ITAM Review, 12/06/2017
Increasingly, companies are considering outsourcing datacenter workloads to third-party hosted or cloud environments. Software publishers like Oracle are not only publishing guidance on how to count licenses that are installed in a third-party cloud environment, Oracle is also offering its own cloud solutions to customers. Although moving the Oracle products to third-party cloud environments may result in initial hardware savings, failing to understand the licensing rules for these environments can ultimately lead to costly licensing mistakes.
Oracle Licensing and Audit Challenges
Oracle software is used by a wide range of enterprises. Oracle’s audit practice has continued to grow and many customers are surprised by the outcomes in Oracle audits. In some instances, audits results in millions of...
Fundamentals of Software Audit Data Collection
In order to effectively manage their software usage and to mitigate software license-compliance exposure, companies need to know how to gather information regarding their product usage. While some software products may have unique data-collection requirements...
Know Your Rights: Legal Approaches to Minimizing Oracle Audit and Compliance Risk
Compliance Manager Summit, March 2017 How do other organizations weather an Oracle audit? Looking for success stories and winning strategies? In this session, attorney Julie Machal-Fulks of Scott & Scott illustrated how Oracle’s audit program has impacted...