In an effort to better gauge how IT is handling the task of software license management, BMC Software and the International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) commissioned a comprehensive survey. The survey was directed to IT directors, managers and staff. And, after a short period of time, the survey closed with more than 500 respondents representing a cross-section of large and small organizations across North America and the UK, across a variety of industries, including health care, government, education, and legal.
The BMC Software and IAITAM survey results show that organizations clearly see the need for software license management. But it also revealed some interesting insights as well. Although nothing about what was considered important by individual respondents is shocking, when you consider how the respondents replied to the series of questions as a whole some fascinating patterns emerge.