How is it that analysts such as Gartner and IDC make statements that most customers are over-licensed but software vendors are increasing the number of audits that they perform? It has been well documented for instance, that Microsoft will audit about 30,000 Enterprise customers in North America over the next 3 years.
The answer is actually quite simple. Software licensing is designed to be very confusing. So confusing that although most customers have good intentions when it comes to Software Asset Management (SAM) practices that one of two things happens: Continue reading “Paying 20% More for your Software then you need to yet still being audited?”