Any organization undergoing a merger, acquisition or divestiture (MAD) should undertake due-diligence in respect to their hardware and software assets. This is necessary to understand the impact on its business and any potential risk they may be exposing themselves to.
Some of the major software vendors closely observe the activities of their customers with regard to organizational change and frequently target those who have undergone any form of MAD activity. So, it makes good business sense to ensure you aware of the full implications of any organizational change on your software licensing position.
Understanding your software licensing position
To understand the impact you will need to follow a series of steps, which may seem obvious but are worth stating here…