Gartner Research

Cut the Software Compliance Risks of BYOD

Published: 16 April 2013

ID: G00249056

Analyst(s): Frances O'Brien


The debate about who pays and sets policies for bring-your-own device programs is growing, but lost in the discussion are the software-licensing implications and risks of noncompliance. Gartner's five-point planning checklist will help software asset managers avoid potentially costly repercussions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • BYOD Planning Checklist for Software Asset Managers
    • 1. Define Key License Terms Clearly
    • 2. Investigate Usage Rights for Each Application and Publisher
    • 3. Optimize License Metrics
    • 4. Educate Employees About "Clickwrap" License Acceptance Policy
    • 5. Determine How Licenses Will Be Tracked and Managed

Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.