Audits

Forewarned is forearmed. Get the latest news and advice on the ever-present challenge of software publisher audits here. Who is auditing right now? How and when should you respond to an audit? Stick here to stay informed on the latest audit trends, patterns and behaviours.
  • Java audits are coming: Podcast episode 120

    Java audits are coming: Podcast episode 120

    In this episode of the ITAM Review podcast AJ Witt & Silke Henderson-Stuenkel of Matrix42 discuss what’s new in Oracle Java licensing including. Introduction to Oracle Java licensing Differences in license agreements Java license risk exposure ...
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  • Podcast Episode 117: Protect against stealth software audits

    Podcast Episode 117: Protect against stealth software audits

    In this latest podcast focused on stealth software audits, I sit down once again with four great guests. Michael Corey – LicenseFortress Dean Bolton – LicenseFortress Art Beeman – Beeman & Muchmore LLP Joel Muchmore – ...
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  • Six questions to ask before agreeing to a software audit clause

    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 ...
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  • New research shines a light on big four audit firms conflicts of interest

    New research shines a light on big four audit firms conflicts of interest

    The Financial Times reports that big four audit firms license audit work into their own audit client’s environments maybe a potential breach of UK industry best practice . The article is based on research by software ...
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  • The reverse click-through EULA to cancel software audits

    The reverse click-through EULA to cancel software audits

    I was speaking to Jochen Hagenlocher on The ITAM Review podcast recently (My recording with Jochen will go live in the New Year). Jochen shared a smart idea for thwarting audits before they start – The ...
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  • How could ITAM have helped the Equifax CIO?

    How could ITAM have helped the Equifax CIO?

    The credit rating firm Equifax suffered a security breach resulting in the loss of 140m+ personal financial records. The CEO and CIO stepped down, the share price got hammered – and all because of an unpatched, ...
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  • Time to kill the EULA? Printer company Lexmark lose supreme court battle

    Time to kill the EULA? Printer company Lexmark lose supreme court battle

    A small victory for basic consumer rights this week as the Supreme Court in the USA voted in favour of Impressions Products regarding use of ink cartridges. If you have bought something legally, most of us ...
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  • Challenging Vendor Audit Costs

    Challenging Vendor Audit Costs

    Our organisation has recently gone through a lot of change – we have been bought out by a much larger organisation and are now a division that is being incorporated into a large, enterprise organisation. Whilst ...
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  • Creating harmonious relationships with software publishers and auditors

    Creating harmonious relationships with software publishers and auditors

    How can ITAM professionals create more harmonious and mutually beneficial relationships with software publishers and their auditors? Ahead of the audit defence panel sessions being held at our conferences this year we spoke to some ITAM ...
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