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Software Auditors Crack Down As Recession Bites

Jan 09, 2010, 18:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sophie Curtis)

"Software auditors risk becoming "revenue-generating" traffic cops as the recession put pressure on vendors to collect every penny of revenue

"Organisations are being put under increasing pressure from software licence audits, with some vendors exploiting technicalities and loopholes in order to meet revenue targets, according to a report by research firm Forrester.

"The report, entitled "Surviving A Software License Audit", reveals that the economic recession has prompted software vendors to crack down on compliance in an attempt to ensure they get every penny of revenue to which they are entitled. Vendors are also delivering an ever-widening list of reasons for alleged non-compliance, according to Forrester analyst Duncan Jones.'

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