Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 04-10-2013

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

Acquisition Plans  44% of respondents say their organization's software budgets will increase over the next 18 to 24 months.

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

Budget Breakdown  33% say that more than one-fifth of their software budgets will go to new licenses.

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

Internal Affair  25% say that more than 30% of their software budget is earmarked for internal development costs.

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

Money Minded  52% say the most important reason to manage their own software licenses and usage is to reduce software and shelfware spend.

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

Unacceptable Practices  One-third say they're either dissatisfied or "very dissatisfied" with their current method for managing software licenses and usage.

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

Waive Your Rights  Only 12% apply product-use rights to optimize their software use for all vendors, resulting in shelfware problems.

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

Select Company  37% apply these rights for only key, high-value vendors.

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software

Collecting Dust  56% say at least one-tenth of their applications spend is associated with tools that are under-utilized, up from 49% last year.

Wasted Dollars: The Problem of Unused Software