Gartner Research

Cut the Software Compliance Risks of BYOD

Published: 16 April 2013

ID: G00249056

Analyst(s): Frances O'Brien

Summary

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

Introduction

Analysis

  • 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

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