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The issue of compliance is forever on the minds of IT executives, and even more so in the last 10 years, due to increased audit activities by software vendors, complex licensing rules and the management of multiple vendors. Non-compliance with a software vendor's licensing can create uncomfortably large fines and legal fees for any enterprise. Compliance is key throughout any organization. In today's environments, vendor audits -- from Microsoft, Adobe, Oracle and SAP -- have become commonplace.
Not only are vendor audits expensive, they are hugely distracting, time consuming and distract IT teams from current projects.
It is easy to say prevention is better than cure when you are knee deep in an audit – but it is definitely much easier for organizations to negotiate from a position of power and establish some fundamental metrics, what do we own and what are we using in preparation for vendor audits and to highlight areas for savings.