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How to Mitigate Software Licensing Risk From Edge Computing

Published: 17 August 2018

ID: G00353320

Analyst(s): Bill Ryan, Roger Williams, Stephen White


Edge computing uses the cloud and IoT to enable new business capabilities while posing software license compliance risks. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders must address license agreements, indirect access, identity and access management, and metrics to reduce edge computing risks.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Clarify Software Entitlement Risks From Edge Computing
  • Address Risk From Indirect Access
  • Ensure Proper User Accounting and Access
  • Provide Visibility Into Edge Computing Activities

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