There are only two reasons businesses fear an audit:
If a company is in violation and knows it, there is nothing to be done except to brace for the consequences and prepare to write a potentially sizable check. However, if you are unsure whether you have violated software license agreements, several steps involving research, program setup and simple discipline can help ensure data is fresh and accurate.
Click through to find out how to be fully prepared should a software vendor initiate an audit. And be sure to read this guest opinion from LANDesk’s Scott Parkin, which outlines in detail the steps that must be taken. As Parkin writes, “If you proactively implement and maintain these basic processes, you will be able to drive software purchases and maintenance agreements based on justifiable fact, not supposition--and you will have the key facts at hand needed to demonstrate compliance to an auditor.”
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