Today’s technology industry is characterized by revolutionary changes that are frequent and rapid. Software publishers have responded by implementing new license models and metrics that are increasingly complex, creating a significant challenge for organizations to keep up and remain compliant with their license entitlements. What is the result? Software licensing complexities and nuances that we call “gotchas!”
Licensing models and metrics have become more complex but if you take the time to understand the software licensing policies of your suppliers and also keep current on any changes, then you will be in a much better position as you prepare for audits and contract negotiations.
Only the most savvy software license analysts understand the licensing policies that can cause a company to spiral out of compliance. What are some of these software licensing “gotchas,” and what can organizations do to manage them?