Step 5: Compare And Contrast
Once the action teams have collected the data (the exact number of licenses, programs, systems, etc.) the Executive Task Force should review all the reports, as well as the licensing terms and conditions for all software products (some vendors license agreements may be different from others). Then the task force must compare the total findings against the allegations of the audit agency. The more detailed and complete the reports are, IAITAM says, the better your defense will be.