How to Survive a Nasty Software Vendor Audit

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Kristin Burnham, CIO.com, 04/30/2018

When software vendor auditors push too far, enterprise technology leaders must be prepared to push back.

In an extreme case, the food company Mars (best known for Snickers and M&M’s candies) filed a lawsuit petitioning the court to order Oracle’s auditors to back off. Following the initial “license review” order from Oracle in September 2014, Mars spent more than a year negotiating the scope of the audit and license procedures – providing Oracle with more than 233,000 pages of documentation, at its own expense.