Knock, knock

Doug Woodburn
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Why software vendor audits are causing increasing misery for end users and what partners can do to help

Disingenuous. Cynical. Obtuse. These are just some of the words that have been used to describe software vendor audits. Whether you view them as a legitimate means of protecting intellectual pro...

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