Gartner Research

Survey Analysis: Software License Audit Surveys Show Shift in Focus and Intensity in 2014

Published: 02 September 2014

ID: G00262430

Analyst(s): Stewart Buchanan , Frances O'Brien, Victoria Barber


Data collected by Gartner shows that revenue-motivated vendor license compliance audits are increasing for organizations of all sizes and industries. Software asset managers must examine the audit trends exposed in our survey and prepare the organization against compliance risk and unbudgeted costs.

Table Of Contents

Survey Objective

Data Insights

  • Changes to the Annual Survey — and the Questions Asked
  • Audit Management Workloads Are Increasing Dramatically
    • Major Changes in the Audit "Leaderboard" Require a Major Change in SAM Focus
  • Take Action Now in Response to These Audit Trends
  • Gartner Recommends a Closely Managed Response, and Challenging Audit Results
  • Methodology

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