Software compliance is the largest, and possibly most expensive issue facing most businesses. As computer industry margins tighten, software manufacturers are spending more money to thwart off software piracy, and non-compliance is one such way for manufacturers to add revenue. Imagine can work with your compliance issues in real-time, ensuring that you are never exposed to a potential lawsuit or criminal charges.
The Business Software Alliancerepresents most large software manufacturers, and works to enforce compliance. They encourage anonymous tipsters to register complaints, which can be anyone including disgruntled ex-employees or competitors.
According to the BSA, the rate of global software piracy climbed to 43 percent in 2009. In 2009, for every $100 worth of legitimate software sold, and additional $75 worth of unlicensed software made its way to market. It was determined that the commercial value of software theft exceeded $50 billion dollars. You can easily see why software manufacturers work so closely with the BSA, and work to capture lost revenue.
Our advice is to have a proactive software asset management (SAM) plan, and work diligently to keep it up to date. If the BSA should come knocking in the form of an audit letter, you’ll be prepared.
We can work with you to ensure your organization is licensed properly in a cost efficient manner. This doesn’t always mean you’ll be spending thousands of dollars. Often, we discover that software has been installed that users don’t need or use; we can usually remove or replace with an application that’s less expensive. Our goal is to maintain compliance in a cost efficient manner.
Software licensing can be extremely complicated. Most large software manufacturers offer a variety of licensing options - determining the least cost option can be puzzling. We have the experience necessary to ensure you don’t purchase more than you absolutely need.
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