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How G2 Crowd Wants to Stop Billions in Wasted Software

August 16, 2018 / Chris Preimesberger

G2 Crowd’s first quarterly Momentum Grid Report, launched Aug. 15, is aimed to assist line-of-business buyers in selecting software packages that will meet their needs now and in the future. Nobody likes to waste anything--whether it’s leftover food, time sitting in traffic or, least of all, unused software sitting on a data center shelf. With this thought comes the following data point, one that came to the fore this week: U.S. companies wasted a whopping $30 billion last year on software that went unused. That’s $259 annually per user, as calculated by 1E, a security consulting firm. G2 Crowd, an online platform for users to share business software reviews in real time, has taken it as a personal challenge to stop--or at least curtail--the buying of software that will never get used in production. G2 Crowd’s first quarterly Momentum Grid Report, launched Aug. 15, is aimed to assist line-of-business buyers in selecting software packages that will meet their nee...