You may have noted the coverage our Software Usage and Waste Report has been getting across the media this month.
“A shocking number of the software applications acquired by companies are considered ‘waste’,” wrote Dennis McCafferty in Baseline. “The current tally of software waste costs US companies $247 per user, or $28 billion,” chimed in Larry Dignan, in ZDNet. “You may just find an area where you could save tons of money a year,” chipped in Brandon Vigliarolo, inTechRepublic. Wherever you went – from TechCentral.ie to Chief Executive to PYMNTS – the reaction was broadly the same: the amount of software waste revealed by our study was staggering.
Of course, they’re all absolutely right. Yet how should companies – how shouldyour company – react to the news?
Inevitably (we live in a busy, easily distracted world) the majority will probably look at the figures – and do nothing. What, though, about the people who remember the old adage that a penny saved is a penny earned – particularly when it’s millions, not pennies, at stake?