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$400 in unused software per PC plus shelfware add up to $15 billion wasted

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One of the most common ways businesses waste money is buying software that will never be used, but how much money exactly is being thrown down the drain in this manner?

The vendor 1E polled IT managers in an attempt to answer this question, and the number produced is a big one: $15.3 billion in the United States and United Kingdom, including $12.3 billion in the United States alone. That number is the amount of money spent annually on maintenance for unused software and shelfware.

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