Software Licensing Troubles But Don’t Trouble SCCM Admins

Anoop

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.

Microsoft gets exclusive license for OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model

Venture Beast

Microsoft says it will exclusively license OpenAI's powerful GPT-3 natural language processing model as part of a multiyear agreement between the companies.

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Can you work around SAP indirect access software licensing?

Computer Weekly

The SAP legal case against Diageo highlights the seemingly arbitrary rules governing software licensing

How To Get the Best User-Friendly Software Licensing Protection 

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How To Get the Best User-Friendly Software Licensing Protection - Information Technology Blog. A dissatisfied customer can turn several other people off from your software, or worse. These software licensing protection gurus offer the most dynamic licensing models to date. No More Host-Based Licensing Frustrating Your End-User. Quickly Put Your Software into Customers’ Hands. Software

Cisco patches a critical patch on its software-license manager

Network World

Cisco this week said it patched a “ critical ” patch for its Prime License Manager (PLM) software that would let attackers execute random SQL queries. The Cisco Prime License Manager offers enterprise-wide management of user-based licensing, including license fulfillment. Released in November, the first version of the Prime License Manager patch caused its own “ functional ” problems that Cisco was then forced to fix.

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

My take on open source licenses : spf13.com

SPF13

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. Both licenses are very similar. They are very liberal and allow for sub-licensing meaning that any derived works may be released under a different (commercial or otherwise) license.

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. And they bring the same pros and cons of those traditional software licences.

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

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

CTOvision

Available to the public through NGA’s GitHub account, the software can be useful in many situations,” said Chris Rasmussen, NGA’s public software development lead. Releasing MrGeo helps further the agency’s goal of increasing and streamlining co-creation efforts in software and unclassified data, said Rasmussen. The software use, modification, and distribution rights are stipulated within the Apache 2.0 license. By Bob Gourley.

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

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?

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

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

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.

Russia Weighs Replacing IBM, Microsoft With Open-Source Software

Data Center Knowledge

Duma is drafting a bill to restrict government agencies from buying licensed software, giving preference to open-source software. Read More. Europe Government IBM Microsoft Oracle Technology

Software asset management maturity in the age of SaaS

Computer Weekly

For asset tracking, software as a service is no different from any other type of software licensing – but the process of software asset management needs adapting

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.

Our Freemium Future: Development teams take advantage of free, entry-level versions of software 

CTOvision

CTOs should consider having their development teams take advantage of free, entry-level versions of software – known as freemium software – to test out the functions of commercial products. From the perspective of Michael Williams, BIRT Product Evangelist & Forums Manager at reporting and analytics leader Actuate, freemium software is a resource that can really help the enterprise. Remember back when software was simple?

NSA Releases A New Technology to Open Source Community

CTOvision

Here is their press release : NSA Releases First in Series of Software Products to Open Source Community. The software is “open source,” which means its code is available to the public – in this case, through the Apache Software Foundation. It is the first in a series of releases of in-house software products by NSA’s Technology Transfer Program (TTP). By Bob Gourley.

Reducing Oracle Licensing Costs

Nutanix

Decrypting Oracle software licensing has long been the bane of IT shops. There are some steps, however, that customers can take to help contain, and optimize, Oracle licensing

Reducing Oracle Licensing Costs

Nutanix

Decrypting Oracle software licensing has long been the bane of IT shops. There are some steps, however, that customers can take to help contain, and optimize, Oracle licensing

Emulating USB Dongle – Introducing HASP Dongle Emulator Software

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - Emulating USB Dongle – Introducing HASP Dongle Emulator Software - Information Technology Blog. Over the years the methods used by software developers and producers to limit the amount of users to a specific number in a licensing agreement have become more complex. In addition, it offers good protection against attempts to pirate the software. Software for USB key emulation. Hardware Software

Solarflare’s Open Compute Platform, Software-Defined, NIC Card

CTOvision

Solarflare, a global leader in networking solutions for modern data centers, is releasing an Open Compute Platform (OCP) software-defined, networking interface card, offering the industry’s most scalable, lowest latency networking solution to meet the dynamic needs of the enterprise environment. Marty Meehan.

Guidance Software Federal Summit 6 March 2014

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley 2014 Guidance Software Federal Summit: Cybersecurity | E-Discovery | Enterprise Forensics. The Guidance Software Federal Summit is a thought leadership forum designed exclusively for federal managers and leaders to learn how Government and industry leaders are achieving endpoint visibility across their entire IT ecosystems. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

Hot Backup Software

Galido

Here are some free and effective hot backup software that may be useful for your environment. Uranium Backup is an easy-to-use and flexible software to perform hot backups of Hyper-V and VMware ESX/ESXi/vSphere virtual machines. XSIBackup is a free alternative to commercial software like ® Veeam Backup. If you use this software and find it useful please make a donation. A simple, lightweight and powerful VMware ESXi and Hyper-V backup software.

SAP’s Customers’ CIOs Face Some Urgent Crucial Decisions

Forrester's Customer Insights

The CIOs of SAP customers need to pay close attention to the vendor’s announcement earlier today with details on how it intends to modernize its software licensing model. Please don’t think that “software licensing” is an esoteric topic that you can delegate to someone a level or two down in your organization.

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Bring your ideas to life with this cool graphics software

Mashable VR

TL;DR: Bring your ideas to life with a single-user license to Amadine: The Ultimate Vector Graphics Software for Mac for $9.99, a 50% savings as of Oct. If so, Amadine is a really cool piece of vector graphics software packed with user-friendly digital art features.

Solarflare’s Open Compute Platform, Software-Defined, NIC Card

CTOvision

Solarflare, a global leader in networking solutions for modern data centers, is releasing an Open Compute Platform (OCP) software-defined, networking interface card, offering the industry’s most scalable, lowest latency networking solution to meet the dynamic needs of the enterprise environment. Marty Meehan. Delivers 1000s Virtual NICs for Ultimate Scalability with the Lowest Possible Latency.

DARPA Open Catalog: A repository of DARPA-sponsored software and publications

CTOvision

Some context from that site: Welcome to the DARPA Open Catalog, which contains a curated list of DARPA-sponsored software and peer-reviewed publications. XDATA is developing an open source software library for big data. DARPA is interested in building communities around government-funded software and research. The DARPA Open Catalog contains two tables: The Software Table lists performers with one row per piece of software.

How software-defined storage translates into just-in-time data center scaling and hybrid IT benefits

IT Toolbox

Learn how scaling of customized IT infrastructure for a hosting organization in a multi-tenant environment benefits from flexibility of modern storage, unified management, and elastic hardware licensing

10 essential elements of low-code software

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Low-code development software has a problem. Since “low-code” is such a vague term, low-code software is all over the map. To make matters worse, software vendors slap the term on anything remotely related to low-code. Low-code software buyers must wade through a jumbled mess of options. The absolute most important feature of low-code software is transparency,” says Jesse Spencer-Davenport, Marketing Director at BIS. Friendly licensing.

Software Defined Storage: The Journey Is Yours

Chuck's Blog - EMC

I thought it fitting that I close out this series on software-defined storage with a bit of practical advice for those of you who are intrigued — and motivated — to move in this direction.  At the risk of repeating myself endlessly, here’s the quick definition of software-defined storage we''ve been using:  the ability to dynamically compose storage services, aligned on application boundaries, driven by policy. software defined storage

How Outbound Call Center Software Grow Your Business?

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - How Outbound Call Center Software Grow Your Business? This is call center software. Call center software comes in different way function. VoIP and hosted software that has made reality the hosted call center environment. Categories of Call Center Software. The purpose of call center software is to support to business manages customer communication. Call center software can classify into the following.

The Next Frontier – Invisible Licensing for your ROBO and VDI environments

Nutanix

Nutanix is introducing new consumption models for specific use cases to provide another option to capacity-based (CBL) and appliance licensing, giving you the flexibility to bring different Nutanix software together in a way that is simple to plan, price, and purchase.

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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Unlock The Mysteries Of IoT Pricing

Forrester's Customer Insights

business models internet of things (IoT) IoT software platforms technology pricing & licensing Digital Platforms internet of things IoT outcome platform business model pricing strategy subscription valueKoninklijke Philips has come a long way since the Philips family began making lightbulbs in the Dutch city of Eindhoven in 1891. Today the company focuses on healthcare, but it wants to do more than just build and sell medical products.

7 essential elements of embedded analytics software

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Software vendors embed existing BI and reporting tools into their platforms. Analytic capabilities add another selling point to their software. Other businesses (non-software vendors) use embedded analytics in a couple of ways: They replace inferior reporting features found in other software packages. It’s the biggest complaint we hear about enterprise software. This typically happens when a software vendor tries to create their own reporting features.

Top 12 recruiting software for hiring technical talent

Hacker Earth Developers Blog

Continuing our two-part post on technical recruitment (Read: What is technology recruiting? ), we put together a list of recruiting software tools tech recruiters can use, in no particular order. Top recruiting software tools are. Download our FREE eBook: A complete guide to Talent Assessment Software . Also read: 5 reasons you should use Talent Assessment Software ). Take a FREE 14-day trial of HackerEarth Recruitment Software. Introduction.

The Next Frontier – Invisible Licensing for your ROBO and VDI environments

Nutanix

Nutanix is introducing new consumption models for specific use cases to provide another option to capacity-based (CBL) and appliance licensing, giving you the flexibility to bring different Nutanix software together in a way that is simple to plan, price, and purchase.

The Next Frontier – Invisible Licensing for your ROBO and VDI environments

Nutanix

Nutanix is introducing new consumption models for specific use cases to provide another option to capacity-based (CBL) and appliance licensing, giving you the flexibility to bring different Nutanix software together in a way that is simple to plan, price, and purchase.

TechNet Augusta 2016: Defensive Cyber

CTOvision

Orchestrated VMs are configured and loaded with tools during provisioning and leverage multiple tool and software repositories. VMs tied to licenses. Licensed Forensics. Licensed Threat Emulation. CTO Cyber Security DOD News CentOS Linux Linux distribution Linux kernel Red Hat Red Hat Enterprise Linux Software repository SUSE Linux distributionsChrisScott.

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Microsoft and Lenovo deepen strategic ties

Computer Weekly

Microsoft announces another cross-licensing deal that will see its software pre-installed on millions of Android devices