Cost of being non-compliant three times a year could cost firms in excess of USD$2m (£1.6m) and Cloud deployment complicates compliance
London, October 12th – A study released today by IT consultancy, Crayon, based on research undertaken by independent analysts at Vanson Bourne, warns that enterprises should be prepared for software license audits to avoid incurring millions of dollars in fines and costs.
Crayon commissioned Vanson Bourne to conduct over 575 interviews across US and Europe with IT decision makers, with responsibility for software licensing and IT asset management, in firms with more than 500 employees.
Results from ‘Software Asset Management, Cloud Transformation and the Cost of Compliance in 2016: Enterprises exposed to a ‘Black hole’ of Risk’ indicate that nearly half of firms asked to undertake a software license audit by their software vendor were found to be non-compliant (46%). The report found that the average...