IBSMA Announces 2011 Survey of Software Compliance Practices (Mar. 1, '11)

IBSMA eNews 2011 Survey March 1, 2011


Complete Our Survey by April 22 and Enter the Drawing!

Please take just a few minutes to complete our quick survey of software license compliance practices, now in its seventh year, and receive a $75 coupon toward any IBSMA product or service, plus a free copy of the final survey report.

Submit your completed survey by April 22 and you will be automatically entered in a drawing to receive a ticket to IBSMA's SAM Summit 2011, June 13-14 in Chicago. For conference details, a list of presenters, and a $350 early registration discount, visit SAMSummit.com.*

Year after year, this vital survey data helps IBSMA and its members establish benchmarks for industry-wide compliance practices. You'll receive a full report on the current state of compliance practices.

Start the survey today!

"Organizations that track and reconcile basic usage data are more successful and are subject to fewer audits," says IBSMA director Steven Russman.

If your organization actively manages its Adobe, Microsoft, Oracle, IBM or Symantec products, it's less likely to be reviewed in the next year, according to results of our 2010 survey. Proactive management includes a well-developed software use policy, contract management and processes that rely on accurate data and tools. If you have these in place, Russman says, you'll breeze through your next compliance audit.

Additional components of an audit-ready license program are a policy of zero tolerance for unlicensed or improperly licensed software and a prompt and cooperative response to an inquiry from a publisher or enforcement agency. You can even stop a review early by negotiating well-defined audit provisions with publishers and third parties.

We're counting on your support!

The survey has 25 questions and can be answered quickly. The survey addresses the frequency of audit, traits of a successful license compliance program, audits by software companies, internal audits and external parties, industries targeted for audit, cost savings and risk reduction.

We respect your privacy and all results are confidential.

Start the survey today!. To complete the survey by phone, contact IBSMA at 1.734.930.1925 to arrange an appointment.

SAM Summit 2011 is coming to Chicago June 13-14. Save $350 on early bird registration and hotel rates. Register by March 18. Visit SAMSummit.com.

*To enter the drawing, submit your survey no later than April 22. We will contact the winner April 25 and request you confirm your acceptance at that time. You are responsible for travel and accommodation expenses.