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  • 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.
  • COMPAREX Talks Cloud Migration, ITEXPO with TMC
    COMPAREX is an IT provider specializing in license management, sourcing, technical product consulting and cloud-based professional services, makes it possible for organizations to move their applications and infrastructure to Microsoft Cloud whether they are an SMB, large international corporation or in the public sector. Brian Kainec, Cloud Architect at COMPAREX USA recently chatted with TMC about the current marketplace and his thoughts on where things are headed.
  • Flexera Joins Sci-Tech Daresbury
    One of the biggest companies in the United States when it comes to software licensing, Flexera Software has announced it is going to open a new headquarters at the Sci-Tech Daresbury. The firm is taking over an office space measuring 4,848 square feet at the Vanguard House. Flexera has announced when it moves into this location it will bring about 30 staff members from its Cheshire base.
  • Logicalis Looks Into IT Requirements of CEOs, CFOs and Line-of-Business Leaders
    The siloed IT infrastructures of the past were inefficient all around. Because each segment was compartmentalized to the point where one department didn't know what the other one was doing, implementing a comprehensive solution was next to impossible. But in today's highly flexible and scalable ecosystem, a converged infrastructure is essential in order to reduce the complexity and pull resources together to automate IT processes. According to a recent finding by Logicalis, provider of IT solutions and managed services, CEOs, CFOs and line-of-business leaders see converged infrastructure (CI) and software defined technologies as key to an on demand and service defined enterprise.
  • Gartner Report Shows Disproportionate Increase in IT Spending
    A recent report from Gartner identifies a disparity between corporate spending on software and its spending on IT departments as a whole. In short, software spending has risen at a much higher rate than IT.
  • ForgeRock: Tweaking Open Source to Make Money
    Can open-source software make money? One company says yes-by changing the concept of what "open-source" means.
  • BlackBerry's $500M Software Licensing Goal Drifts Further Away
    BlackBerry has been through a lot of ups and downs as a company-mostly down of late, as it struggles to fill the void left by its precipitous decline as a handset-maker. More bad news is on the way: CEO John Chen has set the ambitious goal to rake in $500 million in software and licensing revenue in FY2016, but as of its FQ2, it reported just $74 million.
  • Why Cisco Software Licensing Must Change with the Market
    In a world of cloud solutions, hosted options and professionals working from anywhere they can find a hotspot, how do you balance software licensing with constantly changing needs? Do the rules change just because technology has changed, or do you still have to respect the intellectual property of the companies with which you do business?
  • Balancing the Runaway Software Licensing Budget
    There are a lot of aspects that need to be taken into consideration to ensure that your company functions at peak efficiency. The right equipment and software are key features in achieving this. In many instances, a major issue is that a licensing agreement is needed in order to have enough nodes, system maintenance and access to upgrades and updates.
  • Collaborative Development Gets an Airing in Software Licensing Dispute
    A software-development legal battle is winding down, and the precedent for rules governing collaborative development and intellectual property rights hangs in the balance.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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