Gartner Research

Cut the Software Compliance Risks of BYOD With Software Asset Management

Published: 23 January 2015

ID: G00271312

Analyst(s): Frances O'Brien

Summary

Bring-your-own-device initiatives are creating new opportunities for the business and challenges to software asset managers. Software-licensing implications and risks of noncompliance can get overlooked. Gartner's five-point checklist helps software asset managers minimize potentially costly risks.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Utilize the BYOD Checklist to Minimize Compliance Risk
    • 1. Obtain Clear Definitions of All Relevant License Terms
    • 2. Investigate Usage Rights and Metrics for Each Application and Publisher
    • 3. Plan a Licensing Strategy to Optimize License Metrics
    • 4. Educate Employees About 'Clickwrap' License Acceptance Policy
    • 5. Determine How License Consumption Will Be Managed
  • Review BYOD Initiatives Annually for Changing Business Needs and Shifting License Metrics

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