Sustainable IT

Software waste report exposes untapped cost savings

1E recently released their 2016 Software Usage and Waste Report and we thought it useful to highlight some salient points and relate it back to our experience in the South African context.

According to the report, the current tally of software waste costs US companies $247 per user, or $28 billion. In South Africa we see clients with very similar unused profiles compared with that of 1E’s research. Conservatively one could expect an average of R2000 per PC of unused software.