The Real Cost of Software Non-Compliance (and what to do about it)

The Real Cost of Software Non-Compliance (and what to do about it)

Software compliance is one of those aspects of business that exists safely in the back of your mind until, suddenly, it rears its ugly head. Issues of software non-compliance rarely occur intentionally, and are often the result of a company expanding beyond the scale of their original licensing agreements.

In short, while it may be a good problem to have, it becomes a huge headache if left unchecked for too long. Our team digs into the real costs of software non-compliance – and how to address it.

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Putting CYOD to the Ultimate Test – 8,000 Miles Away

Putting CYOD to the Ultimate Test - 8,000 Miles Away

Before I left for Kenya with the Softchoice Cares mission to build a computer lab and library for the village of Maai Mahiu, my enthusiasm was tempered a bit by my concern for being away for 2 weeks from my clients – and deals – back home.

As an Account Manager at Corporate HQ in Toronto, my daily job performance is measured by key sales metrics and driving results for my clients. I had just a bit of anxiety around how I would effectively manage my core KPIs while I was away. I was also worried about coming home to big gaps in my metrics (especially so close to month- and quarter-end). While my emotional focus was clearly on our mission in Kenya, that part of me driven by achievement and results was stuck back in Toronto.

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Java Zero Day: Six ways to protect yourself

Java Zero Day

I am assuming you are reading this now because you saw this Security Alert for CVE-2013-4022 Released and:

  1. the panic has set in, or
  2. Oracle and Java have taken its toll or
  3. You are now getting e-mails from your executives asking if you are aware, and what you are doing about this!

Let’s quickly assess what the Internet is yelling at us about, and what the real threats are. [Read more…]