Cloud Migration Software License Readiness

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the size of the global cloud computing market by 2020

of organizations cite increased complexity of software licensing due to cloud migrations

The challenge. Cloud migrations can often result in non-compliance of existing IT supplier contracts and software licenses.

The reality. Suppliers will tout Bring Your Own Licensing (BYOL) as a cost benefit, but the onus of maintaining contract compliance always remains with the customer.

  • Contracts – not authored with cloud in mind; most require modernization
  • Licensing – rules and counting metrics are subject to change in the cloud
  • Proliferation – software installs can rapidly grow beyond entitlements without cloud governance
  • Tracking – SAM tools aren’t setup to track public cloud vendor deployments
  • Compliance – customer remains accountable for its licensing position; cloud audits are coming

The Impact. Being unprepared for your cloud migration can run the risk of violating licensing rights, grants and current entitlements — resulting in significant fees potentially owned to vendors.

Compliance Expertise from On-Prem to the Cloud

By partnering with Connor, your company can identify potential non-compliance issues ahead of any public cloud installations, which can help save you millions of dollars in IT vendor fees. Also, we can provide recommendations on how to best optimize your existing software licenses in any target cloud environment. Connor has deep experience and subject matter expertise in the areas of contract compliance, software audits and public cloud.

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What our clients say about us…

In our world of IP protection and enforcement, supply chain reviews are a key component of our program. Having a trusted partner that respects and treats your customers as their own is priceless—and Connor does just that.

Vivian Vassello, Sr. Director Intellectual Property Protection & Enforcement at Dolby

Connor is rare in that it’s not just a vendor; it is a partner to us. The Connor team gives us the sense we are in this together, and they are always looking at ways to make us more successful.

Mark Bhide, Sr. Director of Global Brand Protection & Licensing Compliance

Connor is hands-down the best boutique audit firm in the Bay Area. Their knowledgeable, polished and communicative team goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure we are satisfied with their work. You won’t find another firm that responds so quickly with such high quality deliverables and positive attitude.

Jannik Nelson, PDG - WW Finance & License Compliance at ARM

As a licensee in the past, I was tremendously impressed by the ability of Connor’s team to be comprehensive and pleasant to work with. I appreciated their efforts in particular to teach us best practice, and it’s why I hired them later when I became a licensor. I strongly recommend Connor team to any licensors that wish the check the compliance of agreements, while maintaining good relationships with their licensees.

Licensing Manager at multinational company in the media and entertainment sector

Every member of a Connor team is a dedicated and specialized license auditing expert, which makes them different from the Big 4 accounting firms. As a result, they know how to work with licensees to get results. They are efficient, fair, reasonable, diligent, focused on the essential issues, and tough when they need to be.

Principal IP counsel at multinational CE company

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