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.
  • 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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  • Basic ITAM metrics and red flags for auditors

    Basic ITAM metrics and red flags for auditors

    One of my first blog posts on The ITAM Review back in 2008 referred to inventory accuracy and total number of assets. An accurate, up-to-date and dynamic view of the total number of IT hardware assets ...
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  • Managing Vendor Audits: How to Avoid Getting Lost in the Enterprise IT Abyss

    Managing Vendor Audits: How to Avoid Getting Lost in the Enterprise IT Abyss

    By Walker White, President, BDNA Today’s enterprises are balancing a dynamic IT portfolio, from cloud infrastructure and BYOD to a network of apps and even IoT devices. This complex array of assets makes it critical for ...
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  • Audits are getting out of hand

    Audits are getting out of hand

    In this video. What I learnt at the IBM & SAP Seminar in London last week The state of audits in the software industry An update on Campaign for Clear Licensing activity Support the Campaign and ...
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  • Effective self audits

    Effective self audits

    In today’s IT world, software publishers are constantly looking at alternative streams of income and protecting their intellectual property.  There are a handful of methods to make this happen, one being software license compliance audits. There ...
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  • Attachmate sue Mobistar for $6M

    Attachmate sue Mobistar for $6M

    We’ve received a tip off that the software publisher Attachmate is suing Mobistar, a Belgian telecommunications company. It is alleged that Attachmate is claiming 4.5 million Euros (around 6.12M $USD or 3.57M £GBP) for alleged illegal ...
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  • What REALLY Happens During an Audit (Part 3 of 3)

    What REALLY Happens During an Audit (Part 3 of 3)

    This is part three of a three part series. Read the first part here. This article has been contributed by Kylie Fowler. Regular columnist and Analyst at The ITAM Review. Once you have pulled the deployment and entitlement ...
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