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.
  • Fallbrook Utility District OKs GIS Software Licensing Agreement
    In March of last year, the Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) and the Rainbow Municipal Water District were joined together to form what is now known as the North County Joint Powers Authority (JPA) as part of an initiative that serves the purpose of saving taxpayer money by unifying water utility companies in the region. To accomplish all of this, both agencies would transition towards a business model that shared employees and resources between them, eventually making their relationship tighter and interdependent.
    10/23/2014
  • Will License Upgrade Models Soon Be a Thing of the Past?
    If your business has ever purchased the rights to use a particular software program, you're likely familiar with the license upgrade model. This is when a software distributor offers licensees the newest version of a product at a significantly reduced price, provided that users already own a full license for a qualifying, earlier version of the same product. For years, this software licensing model has worked, but that might be changing soon.
    10/21/2014
  • Microsoft Moves to Per-user Windows Software Licensing for Virtualized Access
    A recent tech news report says Microsoft has entered a new phase of operations by licensing Windows on a per-user basis to businesses. The change in pricing model is not expected to make a huge impact on the market, but it is the first time the computing giant has dabbled in a sort of subscription service for its flagship platform.
    10/16/2014
  • GHD Uses Flexera Software's Enterprise Solutions to Optimize Software Spend
    Proactively managing software licenses can be a daunting task for many organizations. In today's complex and ever-changing IT environments in particular, it is hard to ensure continued software license compliance. But that doesn't mean it's impossible; you just need the right solution.
    10/15/2014
  • Shelfware Got Your Software Licensing Down?
    In a world where the cloud is gaining more attention, how should the enterprise make better use of its software investments and future spending? In many an organization, spending on enterprise software is feeling the squeeze and shelfware is running rampant. Will this change the future of software licensing?
    10/7/2014
  • Investigation into Government Corruption with Software Licensing Begins in Romania
    The Romanian government's anti-corruption agency, known as the DNA, has launched an investigation into nine government ministers allegedly profiting from inflated pricing for Microsoft Windows software licenses. It is the latest incident in a country that has long suffered from unethical government practices.
    10/6/2014
  • Flexera Highlights Need for Software Licensing
    Software licensing can be a complicated issue. One of the biggest challenges is not making compliance part of a regular routine in an asset management program. Part of this can include establishing a clear and concise software policy, which should help employees understand the value of software and learn the difference between legal and illegal use, as well as pledge their commitment to the proper use of software.
    10/1/2014
  • Deutsche Post DHL Lawyer Advocates for Basic-language Software Licenses
    Deutsche Post DHL, the global shipping company synonymous with the red and yellow box vans and shipping containers, has a global base of approximately 480,000 employees. This means that it can afford to throw its weight around a bit. However, in the world of licensing, company executives still say they want to keep things simple and shy away from convoluted legal jargon.
    9/30/2014
  • Viglen Wins Major UK School Software Licensing Contract
    The British IT firm Viglen announced that it has become part of the Crescent Purchasing Consortium (CPC) education framework, allowing schools across the United Kingdom to easily license software.
    9/25/2014

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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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