Software Licensing Featured Articles

  • What is Software Licensing?
    Fierce competition, the cloud and virtualization are all driving the need for application producers to adopt new software licensing strategies that better meet their enterprise customers' needs. The right software monetization solution will empower producers to combat software piracy and increase revenues by easily enabling new software monetization, licensing, pricing and packaging models.
  • Make the Most of Your Monetization Strategy
    There are many questions that software developers must ask before a new monetization model is added. Specifically, developers should consider when the subscription period will begin and end, what's the right price point so subscription-based licensing will make financial sense, how will revenue recognition change, how should legal agreements be adjusted, what approach will help add customers, and how should sales staff be compensated under the new model, among others.
  • Breathe Easier: Secure IoT May be Simpler Than First Thought
    The Internet of Things (IoT) has some great promise attached to it. A system that will run like the Internet itself does, but using everyday appliances as nodes operating almost like websites means that many things previously unavailable to users suddenly will be. All those connection points, however, leave many worried about issues of security. A new report from Flexera Software's Software Monetization blog details how IoT security may be closer to hand than expected.
  • Flexera Appoints New CEO to Lead Growth and Innovation in Software License Optimization
    It's a new era for Flexera Software as former CEO Mark Bishof has announced his retirement. COO Jim Ryan is set to become CEO in 2016 and will focus on strengthening the company's position in the application usage and licensing market. Flexera specializes in helping enterprises and app developers maximize the value of their software.
  • BIO-key Licenses Biometric Technology to Develop Apps with Better Security
    BIO-key recently announced that it had entered into a software licensing purchase agreement with China Goldjoy Group Limited (CGG). Under the terms of the $12 million agreement, BIO-key will have exclusive rights to source code developed by CGG subsidiaries used in the FingerQ biometric software portfolio.
  • Visual Collaboration Firm Shows Way to Market Adjustment and Better Product Monetization
    Businesses need to know when the market is changing. And for Prysm, a visual collaboration company based in San Jose, Calif., the winds of change definitely were blowing.
  • There's a Better Solution to Monetization
    A recent conversation with a colleague who works in graphic design centered on a new software purchase. He recalled the college years where it was common for students to share software so as to reduce the cost of purchasing said software. While this certainly broke the rules of software licensing, the poor college student generally cares little for the monetary loss of any big business. Right or wrong - this is the reality.
  • BlackBerry Uses Software Monetization to Reinvent Itself as EMM and IoT Player
    Remember BlackBerry, a company that once had the reputation as the leading global personal device manufacturer? The days of BlackBerry's dominance as a hardware player are long gone, thanks to competition from Apple and Android. And while BlackBerry still plays a niche role in the hardware space, the company has managed to remain profitable, driven by its high-margin, high-growth software unit.
  • Display Firm Demonstrates How to Change with the Times
    Nimbleness is more than just a virtue in business today-it is a necessity. The barriers to entry are less, technology is constantly changing the game, and competition in almost every industry has expanded thanks to the Internet and global markets. Meeting that challenge requires constant adjustment in both product offerings and business practices.
  • You May Not Love License Management But You Need It
    Building a better product is at the core of most software development firms. Developers didn't get into programming because they love software licensing or monetization (although nobody minds earning money for their creations!). Most developers got into the game because they knew they could fill a need or build software that was better than what currently was on the market.

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The Third Industrial Revolution: Intelligent Devices, Software, and the Internet of Things

The IDC MaturityScape: Subscription Business Model Management
This study is designed for suppliers of products or services that are sold via subscription business models, and provides a framework required for the effective management of subscription approaches...

Virtualization, License Compliance and the Application Producer/Enterprise Relationship

Market Trends: Move Beyond Homegrown Licensing and Entitlement as the IoT Creates New Revenue for Software
This Gartner report explains that the Internet of Things is turning manufacturers into software vendors that need to protect, differentiate and monetize offerings. By changing their approach to licensing, manufacturing product strategists can maximize revenue potential...

The New World of Global Electronic Software Distribution: Sophisticated, Scalable … and Business Smart

Plugging Revenue Leaks from the ERP Gap: A Revenue Opportunity for Application Producers
This white paper explains how ERP systems were built to handle physical assets, not digital goods and provides recommendations for alternative software licensing and compliance solutions...

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Key Trends in Software Licensing and Pricing and 2014 Predictions

Usage, Subscription and Value-based Licensing Model Trends, Insight & Guidance
Amy Konary, Research Vice President with IDC and Flexera Software will discuss usage, subscription and value-based licensing model trends and provide insight and guidance on approaches to achieve the best business and revenue outcomes.

Grow and Differentiate Your Device Business

Gartner Webinar: License and Entitlement Management - Using Internet of Things to Create Opportunity
Laurie Wurster, Gartner Research Director, will share the trends that are shaping IoT, the shift from a hardware to a software company, what you need to know in order to protect your IP, and whether to build or buy a license and entitlement management solution.

Reduce Security Risks

Considerations When Transitioning to Physical + Digital Solutions
Network equipment providers' core business model is under pressure due to a combination of business and technology trends impacting the telecommunications industry. This webinar looks at the trends and provides essential guidance.

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