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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.
  • One Advantage of Subscription Licensing: Less Chance of a Software Audit
    One advantage of subscription licensing is that it cuts down on software audits; it is a lot harder to mess up software licensing compliance with a cloud model, since software in the cloud cannot be pirated or used out of compliance, and software installed on local machines but licenses on a subscription basis is regularly checked via the cloud.
  • Oracle Gets Tough with Customers to Prod Them to the Cloud
    It looks like Oracle CEO, Larry Ellison, might be taking a page from his late friend, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Jobs and Apple were famous for forcing users to upgrade to new technologies when they felt the old technologies not longer made sense. Now it appears the Ellison and Oracle are doing the same thing when it comes to moving from on-premises software licensing system to subscription-based software-as-a-service offerings. Oracle is using what many call the "nuclear option" to push businesses away from perpetual licenses and toward the new subscription model.
  • Flexera Software Now In Microsoft Azure Marketplace
    Software licensing and compliance provider Flexera Software made headlines this week as its Software Monetization platform is available within the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.
  • Securing Enterprise Systems in BYOD Era
    As mobile devices flood the market and bring your own device (BYOD) becomes increasingly popular in the workplace, securing enterprise systems is becoming quite topical. Businesses benefit in security by way of allowing the use of approved and authorized apps, as noted in a blog by software licensing experts, Flexera Software.
  • How Can High Tech Generate More Service Revenues?
    Many high tech companies, such as aerospace, medical equipment and software manufacturers, are looking for ways to grow their businesses. Growth may be attainable by managing their information technology in new ways.
  • Don't Jump Into Subscription-Based Licensing Too Fast
    There are, of course, very strong reasons for choosing a subscription licensing model as a software developer. Businesses need to make sure that it makes sense for their business and their customers, however; just jumping on the bandwagon by offering software licenses the same way as everyone else is just not smart business.
  • Why to Consider Electronic Software Delivery
    In the world of listicles - those articles that consider topics in terms of lists such as "5 Reasons You Might Choose..." - there seems to be an unofficial minimum of five reasons why anyone should do anything. According to a recent industry blog post, however, there are only two main reasons why readers should consider electronic software delivery.
  • Cozzi Unveils Subscription Software Licensing Plan That Makes Money Sense
    When it comes to the world of software licensing there are few companies coming up with some big time innovation. Cozzi Productions has just announced that it is now going to be offering a new monthly software license option for its SQL Query File software. The best part of this offering is that it has a monthly fee but it also has a "cancel anytime" feature.
  • Software License Optimization: A Key to Efficiency
    Most IT buyers are aware of the tangible impacts of software licensing complexities: Hours upon hours and thousands of dollars are spent on manually administrating licenses. And, millions of dollars can be spent rectifying compliance issues and avoiding audit risk. However, IDC notes in a new report that equally as important is taking steps to spend software license dollars more effectively - buying only what's needed and making sure that everything is being used.

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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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