Don't Ignore Licensing Issues

Interesting column by George Gardiner on on assumptions clients make regarding their software licenses once they've outsourced IT to a service provider.

Outsourcing raises license issues” suggests that simply sending a letter to the vendor that publishes the software stating that it's now an assumed responsibility of the service provider isn't sufficient, particularly when there's a non-assignment clause at the end of the license agreement (which, he says, there usually is).

You may face the consequence of violating copyright laws if you don't renegotiate your licenses with vendors.