U.S. Software Waste Estimate? $28 Billion
Managed service providers looking to help their clients rein in costs might want to look at how much of their software lies unused, but still being paid for.
Apparently, there are billions of dollars in software "waste" spread across U.S. businesses, according to a report by London-based software lifecycle management vendor 1E.
That waste totals about $28 billion in the U.S., or about $247 per end user, 1E said in a statement.
Those results have been "relatively consistent" with previous studies 1E has conducted over the last few years, according to Jason Keogh, a co-author of the report.
Here are six insights from the report.