Survey Analysis: Survey Shows Another Increase in Software Vendor Audits; IT Asset Managers Should Prepare Now


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In a survey conducted at Gartner's 2010 IT Financial, Procurement and Asset Management Summit, a high number of respondents said they experienced a software audit in the past 12 months. IT asset managers should ensure that their organizations are prepared for an audit.

Table of Contents

  • Survey Objective
  • Data Insights
    • Why Are Audits Increasing?
    • Specific Reasons Why a Vendor May Audit
    • Which Software Vendors Are Doing Audits?
    • Detail on Audits By Adobe, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle
      • Adobe Audits
      • IBM Audits
      • Microsoft Audits
      • Oracle Audits
  • Methodology
    • Asset Management Survey Results Regarding Software Audits
      • Methodology/Evidence
  • Recommended Reading
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