E23: The Mega-Vendor Decline

Episode Description

Join Tomás O’Leary and Brendan Walsh as they discuss IBM’s legal battles, vendor quarterly earnings results and surprises on the list of the most innovative companies in the world. Then, Eric Chiu of FisherITS joins (23:00 mins) to explain why vendors are addicted to software audits, a surprising new trend forming for customers that are audited and his take on what the world of mega vendors may look like in five years’ time.

Episode Guest: Eric Chiu


Eric is the managing director of HW Fisher ‘s IT Asset Consulting practice (FisherITS). Eric advises companies against risk and compliance within their software asset management strategies. He has led hundreds of software audits on behalf of customers and previously worked with Deloitte.

Eric Chiu