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Top Three Ways to Sabotage Your Licensing Compliance Under SPLA

USA - June 19 2017 Microsoft’s Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA) is the principal licensing agreement for companies that want to use Microsoft products to...


Licensing Oracle Software in a Third Party’s Cloud

USA - May 23 2017 Many companies would like to know whether and to what extent their existing Oracle software product licenses entitle them to use that software in a...


Oracle Audit Risks

USA - March 14 2017 Oracle maintains what I consider to be the most aggressive audit program of any major software publisher. Its licensing rules can be extremely...


Settlement Structuring for IBM Audits

USA - February 14 2017 Software-compliance audits initiated by IBM can be extremely burdensome and time-consuming and can force companies to face challenges that are...


To SAM or Not to SAM? The Differences Between a Microsoft SAM Engagement and an Audit

USA - January 10 2017 In recent years, Microsoft seems to have been shifting an increasing volume of its license-compliance resources toward what it calls Software Asset...