Take a four months licenses reading break
Reading software usage conditions and policies is critical to maintaining compliance, but it takes time. Learn how much and how to save time with B-lay.
Time Cost of Reading Usage Documents
If you were to read all the documentation for all the software products your company uses, how long would it take you?
If it would take that long just to read privacy policies, how long would it take to read and understand software usage conditions? At first, it seems that there would be a lot more websites with privacy policies visited by the average Internet user than software documentation to be read. However, reading all the terms & conditions, policies, business practice documents, program documentation, and other documentation for each and every software your company uses could actually be just as labor-intensive as reading all those privacy policies.
To make matters worse, many software products actually contain products from other software publishers (open source or proprietary), who have their own terms & conditions and other documentation. Additionally, many information sources that should be read are not in one document, but rather placed under a URL that contains a whole library full of software usage information.
B-lay Can Give You a (Reading) Break
Reading, understanding, and correctly using software usage conditions are important aspects of license management. The real question isn’t how long it takes, but if that investment is time well spent for a license manager. One solution is to let B-lay read all that documentation and summarize it for you. That way, your license managers and IT staff can focus on more important matters – using the knowledge to avoid risk, cut costs, optimize allocations, and assure compliance.
This article was published on 31-10-2013
Mark co-founded B-lay in 2008 and is the company’s managing director since then. Additionally, to his managerial role, Mark is using the extensive software compliance knowledge he gathered since 1997 to help organizations worldwide get insight into the risks associated with using and managing their software licenses, as well as preventing compliance issues and save costs. This is also strongly visible in the Zyncc product line of B-lay. Prior to founding B-lay, he was responsible for all compliance activities in Europe, Middle East and Africa at Oracle. This included building the foundation for what now is the global Oracle License Management Services (LMS) team and onboarding the many acquisitions Oracle made over the years into the compliance program of Oracle.
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in Company Economics and IT from Hogeschool Enschede in the Netherlands.