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Category: Audits

Articles

  • Recent news roundup – Audits, acquisitions, and lawsuits

    Audits, acquisitions, and lawsuits There is always something happening somewhere and keeping track of it all can be, to say the least, difficult! Our ITAM industry news round ups aim to cover some of the important and interesting developments you may have missed, to help keep you...

  • Micro Focus v Express Scripts: The audit outcome

    Image by NomeVisualizzato from Pixabay Back in April 2020, we reported on the U.S. lawsuit between Micro Focus and Express Scripts concerning alleged over-deployment of Micro Focus’s terminal emulation software. I initially looked at the pretrial summary judgment proceedings and...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Customer wins Micro Focus software audit battle

    Earlier this year, we covered a software audit legal case between Micro Focus and their customer Express Scripts and, having read through some of the court documents, there are some enlightening points to look through. It’s great that the customer took the win but first let’s...