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.
  • Flexera, Polycom Explore NFV and Software Monetization Trends at ITEXPO
    The telecommunications industry is rapidly expanding and diversifying as consumers demand new technologies to enhance their services. By obliging, companies can enhance the experience they are able to deliver customers, offering a greater number of communications and service options, all of which feature upgraded quality, connectivity and collaborative opportunities. At the same time it benefits the customer, adding new technologies can also bring telecom businesses into the modern age, ensuring that they profit from their network function virtualization (NFV) strategies through the use of software monetization solutions.
    1/27/2015
  • Using CAL for Software License Management
    In the software licensing sector, Client Access License, or CAL, is a software license distributed by software companies that enables clients to connect to its server software and take advantage of its services. Of course, maintaining compliance is no small undertaking, but Flexera Software simplifies the ins and outs of it all.
    1/23/2015
  • Accessible Software Licensing Benefits Everyone
    Channel your inner Steve Jobs, software developers. And no, I'm not talking about design-I'm talking about software licensing.
    1/21/2015
  • Student Software Editions are Cheaper, but Beware Commercial Use Restrictions
    Software licensing is complex and comes with oodles of fine print. But did you know that not adhering to that fine print exactly can earn you a lawsuit for copyright infringement?
    1/15/2015
  • Globetrotting Software Can Be a Legal Nightmare
    Software licensing can be a minefield of small print and sneaky terms. And, one of the biggest bugaboos is geographic or territorial licensing restrictions. Procurement teams can spend months negotiating favorable terms in a license agreement, only to find out that the software they have purchased cannot be used throughout the entire global enterprise.
    1/14/2015
  • US Newspaper Turns to Software Licensing to Increase Revenue
    When someone mentions a news agency, you probably imagine paper-strewn, open-floor offices, or swarms of reporters surrounding noteworthy people as they exit buildings and cars, or correspondents talking into video cameras outside barricades and inside studios filled with flat screens. But one thing you probably don't think of is the software built to support these organizations and the technologies involved.
    1/8/2015
  • Microsoft CAL Licensing Has Evolved Thanks to Cloud and BYOD
    Software licensing can be a tricky prospect, and the cloud makes things even foggier when it comes to adhering to license requirements. Flexera Software has experience with this on both ends of the spectrum, since the company works to help enterprises comply with licensing agreements but also works with application developers on managing their software entitlements.
    1/7/2015
  • Is it Better to Start a Biz or License the Idea?
    It starts with an idea. But what software developers do after they come up with the next killer app can make a huge difference. Does the maker start a business to sell the idea, or do they license the technology to an existing firm for faster time to market and a better chance at industry-wide adoption?
    12/31/2014
  • Microsoft Developer Licensing Administration Can Save Big Bucks
    When it comes to developer licensing, keeping costs down is a top priority for making a go of the applications business. And sometimes it's the simple things that really make a big impact in this regard. Take, for instance, Microsoft Development Network (MSDN) subscriptions-depending on the size of one's organization, savvy management of these can avoid expensive mistakes.
    12/29/2014

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Virtualization, License Compliance and the Application Producer/Enterprise Relationship

Virtualization, License Compliance and the Application Producer/Enterprise Relationship
The relationship between software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers ("application producers") and their customers ("enterprises") has been a complicated one. On the one hand, application producers develop mission-critical applications critical to every facet of an enterprise's operations. Without software, the remarkable efficiency and cost reductions organizations have been able to achieve in recent decades simply wouldn’t be possible.

This white paper examines the pricing and licensing strategies that application producers have put into place and are planning, and the impact that this will have on the often--fraught application producer/enterprise relationship. Download Infographic

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

Emerging Technology Analysis: Software Licensing and Entitlement Management Is the Key to Monetizing the Internet of Things
Per this new Gartner research report, "The 'Internet of Things' turns all hardware and appliance OEM vendors into software providers. Licensing and entitlement management technology serves as the key mechanism that enables these manufacturers to protect and monetize the embedded intellectual property running as software on these connected devices or the external software applications associated with them..." Download Infographic

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

The New World of Global Electronic Software Distribution: Sophisticated, Scalable... and Business Smart
Much of the focus in the software world is on building the applications. However, the software delivery experience for users across the world is the first impression and an important moment. Smooth downloads leave a good impression. Problem downloads leave a poor impression, even before the product is used...

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