Software is a strategic asset for organizations, today. As an increasing number of functions within enterprises become dependent on IT and software, the efficient use of software is imperative for robust business operations. With mounting pressure from software publishers, stricter accounting laws, government mandates and customers, companies recognize the need to demonstrate legal use of software.
However, tracking, maintaining and optimizing software assets can be cumbersome given the range of software deployed coupled with complex licensing models.
To better understand challenges and attitudes towards software management, BSA| The Software Alliance commissioned the International Market Assessment India (IMA India), a business intelligence firm to conduct a study among Indian CIOs. The study focused on their key concerns and views on effective management of software, as well as the state of adoption of Software Asset Management (SAM) practices.