Richard Northing, Senior Vice President of Products and Services at Flexera Software, discusses how large enterprises utilize applications from the largest software and hardware companies. Richard talks about the challenges with this supply chain today and some of the breakdowns that result in the relationships between these parties.
The result is that software producers don't know what their customers have and are using and CIOs at enterprises don't have a clear understanding of what they are using vs. what they have purchased. Richard shares insights on how to improve this situation with greater sharing of information and transparency between the software producers and their customers.
Richard also comments on how rapid technology change, including bring your own device (BYOD), virtualization, the cloud and more, are complicating software license compliance discussions.
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