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.
  • Open-Source Code Carries Licensing Risks
    Open-source software was once considered the arena of software engineering experimentation and Internet-for-all advocates, offering free, customizable and flexible applications for a range of consumer and business purposes. Increasingly though, open-source has gone mainstream-and is upsetting the apple cart when it comes to software licensing practices.
    2/24/2015
  • Warning: Virtualization Can Be Bad for Software Licensing Health
    Virtualization gets a lot of hype these days, but it does come with some potential pitfalls, depending on where it's being applied. For example, proper software licensing can be quite challenging in virtual environments.
    2/23/2015
  • Schneider Opts For Flexera Solutions
    Flexera Software made news today when it announced that global specialist in energy management Schneider Electric will be implementing the FlexNet Producer Suite Software Monetization solution.
    2/19/2015
  • Software Licensing Enters New Era
    What might software licensing look like in the future? The writing is pretty clearly on the wall that the democratization of software licensing models is giving organizations increasingly more flexibility around choosing and purchasing applications.
    2/19/2015
  • Don't Let Audits Ruin a Good Thing
    Software is a key competitive driver for businesses that outperform the market, as evidenced by a recent IBM Global C-Suite Study that found 56 percent of CEOs for outperforming organizations planned to focus on emerging technology in the next three years as a strategic priority.
    2/11/2015
  • Microsoft Software Licensing via Amazon Shows Steep Price Disparity
    Word on the Web is that those who will license Microsoft's SQL Server on Amazon Web Services will experience a price disparity compared to other platforms, and not in a good way. According to unnamed sources as cited by The Register, when compared to other options, Amazon is pricier than the competition. But why?
    2/5/2015
  • Campaign for Clear Licensing Sets its Sights on IBM, SAP
    The latest news surrounding IBM and SAP concerns their relationships with their respective customers. According to the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL), a not-for-profit group that campaigns on behalf of customers for clear and manageable software licensing programs, the two computing giants may have been less than forthcoming with their clients about their license terms and conditions.
    2/2/2015
  • Mitigating Homeland Cybersecurity with Software Licensing Optimization
    The Department of Homeland Security's Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program is important if you are in charge of any sort of IT for a government agency, no matter how big or small. The regulation requires all governmental agencies to keep track of the devices on their networks that they may not own or have expected to be present, as well as the ones that should be present but have been noticeably absent for a while.
    1/30/2015
  • 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

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

The Third Industrial Revolution: Intelligent Devices, Software, and the Internet of Things
Based on this report, it is clear that device manufacturers are emerging from a period of significant challenge – characterized by low margins, stiff competition and brittle manufacturing supply chains. Increasingly they are retooling their offerings to make them intelligent and Internet-connected, opening up new ways of creating value for their customers...

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

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