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Category: Audits

Articles

  • Six questions to ask before agreeing to a software audit clause

    An audit clause within a software agreement is the mechanism used by software publishers to instigate a software audit. Software is not “owned” but instead customers buy the “right to use” software. This right to use has terms and conditions, typically laid out in the software...

  • Subscription sales surpass on-premises software

    Software vendor financial results can be more interesting for ITAM & SAM managers than they might first appear. Looking at how the software vendors are performing on a quarterly and annual basis can give the savvy organisation some good insight. Who is likely to increase audits?...

  • Audit survey results (1/3) – What is audit defence?

    Thank you to everyone who contributed to our community survey back in July. The results were compiled over the summer and shared during our online conferences for EMEA, North America and APAC. I’m now pleased to share the results in full. This is the first of three articles: In...

  • IBM v the IRS: The audit – what can we learn?

    Image by Bettina Nørgaard from Pixabay This story of an audit that found its way into court last year is, originally, from 2013 but only recently came to light…and it’s a doozy! What happened? According to a whistle-blower (a former IBM employee), IBM allegedly fraudulently created...

  • Micro Focus tops poll of least helpful software publishers

    Micro Focus International plc (LON: MCRO) tops poll of least helpful software publishers. Quelle surprise, audits are up during COVID. A recent survey of ITAM Review readers has, perhaps unsurprisingly, revealed that software publisher audits are up during the global pandemic. Micro...

  • Quest software audit goes to court

    In December 2019, Fairview Health Services, a non-profit organisation, informed Quest that they wouldn’t be renewing support for their “Active Roles” licenses; this move seemingly prompted Quest to launch an audit. The reconciliation summary from Quest found the customer to...

  • COVID-19: Won’t someone think of the vendors?

    2020 has been tough globally – on businesses of all types – but won’t someone think of the vendors?  When it comes to planning your next 12 – 24 months, it’s important to consider the impact on software vendors and how this might ultimately impact you, their customers. Won’t...

  • How to become non-compliant with Microsoft 365

    The general rule is that it’s difficult to become under-licensed for SaaS applications, so you’ll be pleased to know that Microsoft have found a way when it comes to Microsoft 365 license compliance! What’s the deal? There are a significant number of Microsoft 365 security...

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