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28-Sep-09 It can be a juggling act to curb unnecessary costs on additional software licences while ensuring there are enough licences for all users.
IT departments will often procure more seats than they actually require so users don't run into productivity problems, but that means paying for unused software, says Gareth Doherty, research analyst with London, Ontario-based Info-Tech Research Group.
"A lot of organisations will buy more resiliency than they need in terms of the software licence," says Doherty.