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

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.

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

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

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.

Unlock The Mysteries Of IoT Pricing

Forrester IT

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 value

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. The software use, modification, and distribution rights are stipulated within the Apache 2.0 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.

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?

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

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

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

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.

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. By Bob Gourley.

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.  This article is part of a series on software-defined storage. software defined storage

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?

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.

Guidance Software Federal Summit 6 March 2014

CTOvision

By Bob Gourley 2014 Guidance Software Federal Summit: Cybersecurity | E-Discovery | Enterprise Forensics. He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia.

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.

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.

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

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. Backups Information Technology Software Storage

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

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

What Might Be Missing from Your Open Source Evaluation

Information Week

When implementing open source software, look beyond the license terms to understand who is driving change on the software

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.

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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. ChrisScott.

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The Dark Side Of Cloud Computing

The Accidental Successful CIO

The Way That Software Used To Be Sold. Back in the old days, software vendors would show up on our doorstep with a suitcase full of CDs and attempt to sell us software licenses. Another common practice of software vendors was bundling.

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Five Shades Darker? – What The Diageo “Indirect Access” Judgement Really Means For SAP Customers

Forrester IT

At last, exactly two years later, the long-awaited sequel to my hit, if overly censored, blog post: Five Shades Of Grey (How software buyers and license managers should be compliant without being submissive). Software licesning. software compliance. Application Development SAP Software licesning eCommerce indirect access software compliance

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NetApp Solidfire adds high-end SF19210 all-flash array

Computer Weekly

All-flash array maker tops out the SF family with the SF19210, upgrades OS to add VVOLs compatibility and launches licensing that separates software licences and hardware purchases