Topic: Compliance

Getting Ready for GDPR in a Software Usage Analytics World

Like many in the software world these days, as you fix your eyes on your monitor and begin to go about your day, the many ways in which General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance will touch your company likely swirl around in your head. ...

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China’s Golden Week and its Impact on Software Piracy

Going back through the years of our compliance intelligence data on the use of pirated software, it’s interesting to see how much impact holidays like China’s Golden Week can have. According to some reports, “about half of China’s 1.4 billion people ...

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What Is Software License Overuse?

Software license overuse - also known as “unlicensed software” - occurs when the use of software exceeds the terms under which it is licensed, and presents a different set of challenges to software producers and their compliance programs than its ...

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Sharing Software Usage Data with Customers: The Benefits of Exposing Shelfware

On a recent webinar, we asked participants a somewhat loaded question: do you view exposing shelfware as a revenue risk?

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Expanding Your Software Business in China and Emerging Markets

So you’ve been tasked with expanding your software business into new and emerging markets. Your initial excitement for this challenge and opportunity may quickly be quashed by the chorus of “but software piracy is entrenched in emerging markets!”

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John McEnroe’s Lessons for Overseas Auditing Engagements (sort of)

“I wake up in a sweat. My pillow's damp and I don't know what day is. Did I miss the match? Am I playing later? For a few seconds I don't even know where I am. Then it hits me. I already played the match. I already lost it. Jesus, it was back in ...

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The Benefits of a Shared View of Software Usage and Compliance Analytics

Nearly a century ago, Albert Einstein prophetically and poetically framed what remains one of our chief challenges with analytics. “Not everything that can be counted counts,” he said, “and not everything that counts can be counted.” With so much ...

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