Compliance Management

Self-Reporting: The Path Forward on Software Audit Defense

In 2019, software (SW) publisher audits are as common as the robocalls you get on your phone. These have become a key revenue stream for SW publishers. To be fair, the SW publishers should be properly compensated for their intellectual property (IP). This article does not focus on what a client or publisher considers “proper compensation,” but defines an alternative ...

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SAP Audits: Where the Biggest Compliance Fines are Hiding

All customers of SAP have most likely been through a few SAP audits. While audits rarely occur during opportune times, the frustrating part is that the scope, timing and process seem to be different each year. There is widespread belief that like other big software vendors, audits are just revenue generating tools to get customers to either true-up & spend ...

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Evolution of ITAM into a Core Business Function

IT Asset Management continues to evolve and mature. The next step in its evolution requires practitioners to transition from managing assets to managing IT Spend. While many day-to-day activities will remain the same, ITAM professionals need to focus their attention on providing spend related information and spend optimization recommendations to various business stakeholders in an advisory role. This change is ...

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Getting Value Out of SAM tools

Many organizations believe that a SAM tool will provide Automated Compliance with a click of a button. If we’d live in an ideal world, purchasing a SAM tool would mean that you only have to install it, get a coffee and sit back to let the tool do its work. Configuring all your software licenses? The tool does it. Scanning ...

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