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2013 Global License and Channel Compliance Summit Summary


New licensing and software usage and delivery models are resulting in a software compliance quagmire, while customers are insisting on more straightforward licensing and improved compliance support from their vendors. Software Assessment Management (SAM) is gaining more visibility at many businesses, as vendors are improving compliance education, building better tools and enabling customers to better manage their software assets themselves. The debate between aggressive and soft software audits endures, while royalty licensing is fast evolving into a trade onto itself.

The fragmented parts of product development, manufacturing and distribution in emerging markets are posing licensing and compliance challenges for many high technology and consumer electronics companies. The breakneck speed of technology presents challenges to compliance programs and their third-party business partners as contractual obligations and requirements do not necessarily keep pace with changes in technology. Increasingly stringent federal regulations such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the United Kingdom’s Bribery Act are prompting businesses to ramp up their oversight of subsidiaries and channels — clearing the path for a closer relationship with customers.

Download this document to learn more about emergent trends in the channel compliance and global license trades that took center stage in October as professionals and industry leaders converged on Silicon Valley for the Deloitte 2013 Global License and Channel Compliance Summit.

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