The real cost of software waste (Infographic)

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How much is unused software costing you? The 1E analysis, which covered 3.6 million users across 129 global corporations, shows that the level of software waste is extreme. On average, companies are wasting 37% of their software spend—a proportion that would be deemed unacceptable in any other part of the business.

The cost of this waste is enormous—in the US alone it amounts to $30 billion in wasted IT dollars. As staggering as that figure is, it’s a price most businesses seem willing to pay. In fact, over the four years that 1E has been analyzing software waste trends, the statistics have barely changed. Our infographic reveals the latest figures, with breakdowns by region, industry and software title. The results will shock you.

1E software waste report Infographic

Interested in measuring your firm’s software waste? 1E’s FREE Software Lifecycle Intelligence tool can automatically report on actual usage information from your System Center Configuration Manager so you can uncover the magnitude of your waste and see how you measure up to your peers in this latest research. Learn more about this free tool and its Software Waste Analysis Dashboard.

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