*As reported in the 2013-2014 Key Trends in Software Pricing & Licensing Report:
Software License Audits: Costs & Risks to Enterprises
are out of compliance with their software
either don’t manage their software licenses at all
in virtual environments, or they do so manually.
THE DANGER BENEATH THE SURFACE
Virtualization’s hidden software license compliance risks could sink IT budgets
and chill relationships between application producers and their customers.
will be changing their compliance/
licensing policy for virtualization.
say their reason for doing so is to
generate more revenue.
have changed their pricing and licensing
policies in the past 18-24 months.
say that more than 40 percent of their
servers have been virtualized.
say it is not difﬁcult for customers to determine
which products they are entitled to use.