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Software Ownership: Who should ‘Own’ software licenses within an organisation?

‘It is important to remember that no single person, department or organisation actually ‘owns’ any piece of software’ Software license ownership is a common talking point within organisations. Who owns the license, or who has taken responsibility for ‘ownership’? It may be the case that nobody has been made responsible, or that there isn’t a dedicated and well communicated software... 

What happens when your Subscription License ends?

Reaching the end of an agreement Subscription licensing is a hot topic within the SAM (software asset management) world at the moment, with a number of organisations dipping their toes into the unknown waters of non-perpetual licensing. But what should you expect to happen once your subscription agreement comes to an end and you don’t want to renew? Or, if you do want to renew, how should you manage... 

SAM in the Oracle Environment: Hitting a Moving Target for a Compliance Bulls Eye

A compliance Bullseye By Christof Beaupoil, President and Co-Founder of Aspera Technologies Inc.  When it comes to Oracle licensing, the universal question is: Why do they make it so hard? The answer is simple: Because they can. IT experts agree about three things: Oracle’s database and software applications are best-in-class The rules governing Oracle’s licensing agreements are perhaps the most... 

Upgrading to Adobe Creative Cloud

Upgrading to Adobe CC There are a number of changes within Adobe’s licensing metric for Adobe Creative Cloud, and they have re-organised the software bundles. We have posted a number of documents and licensing guides for Adobe Creative Cloud, including Adobe Licensing Quick Guide 2014, Creative Cloud – A look into the crystal ball and The Pros and Cons of Adobe Creative Cloud. Hopefully you have... 

Oracle ULA – Tips to achieving a successful exit

Tips to achieving a successful exit This article has been contributed by Piaras MacDonnell  of SureDatum. To learn more about Oracle Licensing, please join us in one of our upcoming events. Learn more here > http://www.itassetmanagement.net/events/ An Oracle Unlimited License Agreement, Oracle ULA, is probably the most misunderstood of the enterprise license agreements. How come something that... 

SAP Licensing Quick Guide (2015)

This Quick Guide is available in PDF format – simply subscribe to our free newsletter to download If you would like further information on managing the complexity of your SAP licensing agreements, why not join us at one of our free events taking place this year? For more details visit our Events Page. A special thank you to Aspera (Platinum Sponsor) and Flexera Software (Gold Sponsor) for supporting... 

Adobe quietly removes Adobe Acrobat XI from the price list

Adobe has recently (not) announced that Adobe Acrobat XI is no longer available on the CLP price list. Instead, they have released a new version that is called ‘Acrobat DC’. Adobe Channel Sources have advised us; “it is possible to downgrade as long as you have access to a historical serial key for deployment of additional seats of Acrobat XI.  There is no formal process for downgrading you... 

How IBM customers get caught out with licensing

Eric Chiu of HW Fisher tells us how IBM customers get caught out with IBM licensing and audits, the recent changes to IBM’s passport advantage impacting customers and a preview of his upcoming sessions at the IBM & SAP seminars in London and New York. Hear more from our expert speakers at our IBM & SAP events in New York and London:  www.itassetmanagement.net/events Martin ThompsonMartin... 

Mark Bartrick, Forrester Research, on SAP Licensing and Audits

In this video Mark Bartrick, Principal Consultant at Forrester Research, provides a preview of his session at the ITAM Review IBM and SAP Seminar. Mark covers what he is seeing in the market, how Forrester typically helps clients and a preview of his seminar sessions. Mark will be presenting at both our London and New York IBM & SAP seminars. For more details and to register visit: www.itassetmanagement.net/events... 

Microsoft Office Applications for Mobile Devices

Michael Cherry, Senior Analyst at Directions on Microsoft This article has been contributed by Michael Cherry, Senior Analyst, Licensing and Corporate Affairs at Directions on Microsoft. The locally installed ap­plications Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Word Office are valuable for mobile busi­ness users who need to review documents received in e-mail, perform edits, deliver presentations, and...