Software Licensing Troubles But Don’t Trouble SCCM Admins


I’m not a licensing expert, and the license documents are successfully able to confuse me more whenever I try to understand it. I have seen people are trying to resolve Software licensing troubles with SCCM inventory. I don’t believe that SCCM can provide a software licensing insights. The post Software Licensing Troubles But Don’t Trouble SCCM Admins appeared first on SCCM Intune Real World Enterprise Experience Blog.

Treading softly around SAP license compliance

IT Toolbox

I have written before on the challenges presented by licensing indirect SAP use and despite the launch of a new mechanism to check compliance this area still represents and area of concern for SAP customers

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My take on open source licenses :


My take on open source licenses. Open Source licensing can be a confusing and daunting task. Most developers simply adopt licenses of other popular projects. I wanted to shed some light on the most popular licenses and provide some guidance on which one should be used and when.

How Oracle tackles licensing discrepancies

Computer Weekly

The recent publication of court filings from a licence dispute case shows a catalogue of underhanded techniques the supplier used following an audit

Watch those SAP license counts or you may be over the barrel

IT Toolbox

Yet another SAP customer hits the spotlight as a license violation case begins

Microsoft sells 1,500 mobile patents to Xiaomi in licensing deal

Computer Weekly

Sale of mobile patent portfolio comes alongside software licensing agreement and may herald Xiaomi’s expansion into Europe and the US, say analysts

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Understanding Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing


Windows Server 2012 R2 Anthony Bartolo Licensing Windows Server Microsoft introduced Windows Server 2012 R2 as the “Gateway to the Cloud.”

Indirect Usage and the challenge of licensing

IT Toolbox

Software companies like SAP must defend their license revenue. The expertise and forces they bring to bear in the overall process of assessing Indirect usage should not be underestimated

Confused yet? Clouds crib from enterprise licenses

David Linthicum

Two recent stories at InfoWorld got me thinking about how much enterprise pricing approaches are being infused into the cloud -- approaches that are much like the familiar enterprise software pricing of the 1990s. These pricing models are clearly aimed at the enterprise, not at the small-business market that made cloud what it is today. And they bring the same pros and cons of those traditional software licences.

Why License Software as a Service For Your Business?

Data Center Knowledge

By 2019, more than 30 percent of the 100 largest vendors' new software investments will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only. Read More. Industry Perspectives

Linus Torvalds on Early Linux History, GPL License and Money

Data Center Knowledge

Linux creator answers questions about the history of the Linux kernel, what made the OS different and why he used the GNU GPL license Read More. Shared

Fountainhead: Only in Silicon Valley: License Plate Sightings in the.


Only in Silicon Valley: License Plate Sightings in the Field. Only in Silicon Valley: License Plate Sightings in. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Fountainhead. Insights into Data Center Infrastructure, Virtualization, and Cloud Computing. Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

Why company directors need to focus on software licensing small print

Computer Weekly

Heads of businesses risk breaching the Companies Act, fines, or a possible jail sentence if they fail to take software licensing risks into account

NGA and DigitalGlobe Release Powerful Application To Community Under Open Source License


license. By Bob Gourley. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”. ? Margaret Mead.

IBM Licenses ARM For Networking Chips

Data Center Knowledge

ARM secures new processor licensing agreements with IBM and Chinese semiconductor provider Spreadtrum to continue its worldwide growth in network and communications markets. IBM Networking arm spreadtrum

Sapphire 2017: McDermott declares SAP indirect licensing policy change

Computer Weekly

At SAP’s annual Sapphire Now conference in Orlando, Florida, CEO Bill McDermott rules out of court charging for static read access in third-party systems

Oregon School Licenses Dome Data Center Design to Startup

Data Center Knowledge

By using natural convection, the university eliminated lots of cooling equipment and reduced energy use Read More. Design Power and Cooling Startups

High Court rules for SAP, against Diageo in indirect licensing case

Computer Weekly

Judge rejects Diageo’s submission that SAP PI is a “gatekeeper” licence for gaining access to the SAP suite of applications and database

Cloud-based Licensing Proving to be Unbelievably Cheaper Than On-Prem

IT Toolbox

The reality is that if you want to install and run your applications on-premise, software developers do not want your business because they can see the difference in the costs of support for on-premise customers vs cloud-based

Angry about Oracle licensing? The cloud lets you change the game

David Linthicum

Fears that it will lock in and abuse customers via burdensome licensing arrangements, as it is often accused of doing for its enterprise software, could lock Oracle out of the growing cloud computing market. So says the Campaign for Clear Licensing , a Belgian nonprofit advocacy group that conducted a survey showing that enterprises consider their relationship with Oracle to be " hostile." Can enterprises trust Oracle to avoid vendor lock-in for its cloud offerings?

Microsoft Invests in Foursquare, Google and Cisco Cross-License Patents

Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft invests $15 million in Foursquare and licenses location data, and Google and Cisco agree to a broad cross-licensing agreement to avoid unnecessary patent lawsuits. Cisco Google Microsoft foursquare

Critical software licensing pitfalls to avoid when moving to the cloud

Tech Republic Data Center

When starting on your cloud migration journey, pricing competition and license portability should be paid close attention to

Cubic Transportation licenses TfL’s contactless payment system

Computer Weekly

Cubic Transportation plans to use London's payments system to develop contactless solutions for transport around the world

Don't believe the hype, AGPL open source licensing is toxic and unpopular

10 Things

Despite Black Duck's attempts to hype the AGPL, there are very good reasons to believe it's not the ideal open source license

How an Oracle win over Google could set the software industry back to the licensing age

Tech Republic Cloud

The future of software is about APIs and the cloud, not licensing Oracle thinks it wants to squeeze Google for Java copyright infringement, but it shouldn't.

Open Compute Gets Down to Business, With New License and Certifications

Data Center Knowledge

As it continues to grow, The Open Compute Project is moving closer to a tipping point that creates lasting change in how IT equipment is built and sold. This raises a new set of questions: Can the revolution give birth to successful businesses? Open Compute

Microsoft’s Big Bang: Everything CRM and ERP On One Platform

Forrester IT

Software licensing. Application Development CRM Customer Relationship Management ERP Microsoft Microsoft Office 365 SFA Software licensingThis week Microsoft announced a new offering (available in the Fall): Microsoft Dynamics 365. Sound familiar? It should. Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and Microsoft Dynamics AX all come to mind, and this was not done by mistake.

Cobalt Gets License to Host Online Gambling Apps in Las Vegas Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Formerly relegated to offshore hosting, online gambling is a huge potential boost for Las Vegas data centers. Read More. colocation Las Vegas Regulation

Red Hat Enables Linux Licenses to Migrate to Google Compute Engine

Data Center Knowledge

Red Hat enables its customers to migrate Linux subscriptions to Google Compute Engine, Citrix integrates NetScaler as a remote services blade for Cisco Nexus 7000 switches and Verizon launches a Secure Cloud Interconnect service. Read More. Cisco Equinix Google Verizon citrix red hat

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Google and Hortonworks Team Up: HDP Now Part of Google Cloud


Big Data Companies Cloud Computing Companies CTO Ambari Apache Apache Ambari Apache Hadoop Apache License bdutil Big Data cloud GitHub Google Google Cloud Google Compute Engine Google Storage Hadoop Hortonworks MapR Open Source By Charles Hall. Hortonworks'' Hadoop Data Platform (HDP) is now a supported feature on Google Cloud.

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NSA Releases A New Technology to Open Source Community


Analysis Big Data CTO Cyber Security DoD and IC News Apache Accumulo Apache License Apache Software Foundation National Security Agency NoSQL Open Source By Bob Gourley.

Mick's IT Blogs: Trimble Sketchup Installation Script

Mick's IT Blog

This script will install Trimble Sketchup 8, formerly Google Sketchup, with a network license on either an x86 or x64 machine that does not have Sketchup 8 installed. The first thing you want to do is to create a network license file. Next you will want to create a server.dat file that resides on the end-users machine which points Sketchup to the network share to obtain a network license when Sketchup is opened up. 4) Copy Network License File. Micks IT Blogs.

SAP goes after world’s largest brewing company in $600m licence dispute

Computer Weekly

Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev says it intends to defend “vigorously” against software licensing claims by SAP

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