A software audit can be either an internal process, executed by an in-house team or consultants, or it can be done externally, by the vendor. If done internally, the results are used by the organization to check what software is installed across the network, how the software is being used and how this usage compares with the entitlements owned by the organization. If you havenít already been auditedóget ready; itís not a case of if, but when.
As IT infrastructures evolve, the complexity of software assets is constantly increasing, creating headaches for IT pros whose responsibility it is to keep track of it all. In response, many are
turning to software asset management (SAM) software. Chances are your organization may already have an asset management product in place that you think is adequate.