(The Hosting News) – Software audits are on the rise with IBM, Adobe, Microsoft and Oracle having the highest number of audits. Industry experts from Forrester, TechTarget and Directions on Microsoft will discuss current trends for specific vendors including audit triggers and how to best manage an audit.
Some of the leading non-compliance issues come from virtualization, multiplexing and third-parties access of software meant for internal use. Industry experts will come together to discuss best practices for mitigating risk at the onset, during and after a software audit including:
- Current software vendor audit trends and triggers
- Understanding SLAs in conjunction with audits
- What’s different about Microsoft and Oracle audits
- The risks associated with audits – both financial and to the organization’s reputation
- What actions to take should your vendor initiate an audit
- Tips from the trenches
WHO: Mark Fontecchio, News and Site Editor for SearchOracle/TechTarget
Wes Miller, Research VP, Server Applications, Directions on Microsoft
Clarence Villanueva, Senior Analyst, Sourcing & Vendor Management, Forrester Research, Inc.
WHEN: March 27, 2012
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ET
WHERE: To register and attend, go to http://bit.ly/zCzR7s
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