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Research: Software Licensing

Research: IT Governance

Software Licensing: Time for CIOs to Take the Wheel

While there isn't much IT leaders can do about tortuously complicated vendor licensing practices, there's plenty they can do to manage contracts and relationships. Instead of being the victims, IT leaders must take charge.

For starters, the substantial number of IT organizations that still don't involve line-of-business managers in evaluating software licenses need to start doing so. And companies must start extending their expertise in enterprise software licensing to off-the-shelf software. In sufficient quantity, licenses for such software add up to enterprise scale. (R3030811)

Survey Name: InformationWeek Analytics Software Licensing Survey
Survey Date: June 2011
Region: North America
Number of Respondents: 507

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