Software audits: How high tech plays hardball

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Dan Tynan, InfoWorld, 4/25/16 ‘Truing up’ licenses amounts to billions of dollars in revenue for the major software makers. Here’s where the money goes — and how it’s extracted.

Software Licensing Tips To Reduce The Risk Of Legal Action

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Michael O’Dwyer, ipswitch, 9/29/16 If you require software licensing tips, don’t expect your software vendors to be of any real help, given the prevalence of outsourced call centers by many of the world’s global players.

Business Software Alliance Report by ABC News

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The Business Software Alliance is aggressively targeting businesses accusing them of software piracy. Businesses around the world are facing off with the BSA as the media continues to raise questions about its questionable enforcement tactics...

BSA PAYS DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEES TO RAT ON ‘PIRATING’ BOSSES

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Ernesto, Torrent Freak, 5/28/16 The Business Software Alliance, a trade group representing Adobe, Apple and Microsoft, is known to offer cash payments to people who help them find companies that run unlicensed software. Today we speak with...

Shadow IT: When Employees Become Bounty Hunters

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Michael O’Dwyer, ipswitch, 4/11/16 Human error is responsible for more than half of all security breaches as of last year, making employees the biggest cyber threat of all. Shadow IT, on the other hand, is...