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Software Ownership: Who Should ‘Own’ Software Licenses Within an Organisation?

Software 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 license ‘owner’. So who should take ownerships of software and their licenses? There are positives and negatives for the various options,... 

Oracle Best Practice Guide – Part 1

The ITAM Review and Campaign for Clear Licensing hosted an Oracle Seminar on Friday 21st November 2014. The aim of the seminar was to share and discuss some of the main issues around Oracle licensing and audit behaviour. Oracle Best Practice Guide Part 1 is the beginning of a three-part summary report which provides a review of the key takeaways, knowledge shared and main points raised both from... 

Oracle – Positive recommendations for change

At our Oracle Seminar in London on the 21st November we included a session for delegates to provide their feedback on recent CCL research. Readers in the USA can attend a similar event on the 29th January.  The original research, ‘Key risks in managing Oracle Licensing’ can be found here: http://www.clearlicensing.org/key-risks-in-managing-oracle-licensing/ We asked delegates, all of... 

Oracle Licensing Quick Guide

92% of Oracle customers agree that they do not communicate changes properly Oracle’s software licensing is complex and regularly changing. The number of products and acquisitions made by Oracle over the years has resulted in a number of changes in license metrics, and also new licenses for certain applications. Keeping track of the changes that effect your organisation might seem like an impossible... 

Top Ten Licensing Types – Where is the market going?

Where is the licensing market going? No matter what, all software and applications have a license attached to them. Even free software has some form of license. There are far too many different licensing models currently on the market, each with different terms and conditions that the licensee needs to adhere to. We all know what happens if you break those terms and conditions, auditors can end up... 

Adobe Creative Cloud – A Look into the Crystal Ball

Looking into the future of Adobe Creative Cloud Licensing Adobe Creative Cloud – A Look into the Crystal Ball is a guest post from John Tomeny, VP of Sassafras Software   Adobe has announced an important change for Creative Cloud licensing in Australia. Historically such changes in the Australian market have been precursors to change in the USA and EU markets. Adobe’s Licensing ecosystem... 

Advanced License Optimization : Go Beyond Compliance for Maximum Cost Savings

Bernhard Boehler, Aspera By Bernhard Boehler, Co-founder & CEO, Aspera Technologies Inc. Introduction If you are going to do Software Asset Management (SAM), why stop at license compliance? With SAM, contracting and procuring software in ways that ensure compliance is synonymous with buying smarter. And buying smarter means knowing everything about your organization’s software contracts and software... 

Oracle Audit: Top 20 Frequently Asked Questions

This is abridged version of a whitepaper by Richard Spithoven of b.lay. You can download the full version (without registration) on the b.lay website here. Richard was one of our highly experienced presenters at our free Oracle Licensing Seminar held in November in London. Our next Oracle Licensing Seminar will be held in New York in January. Learn more and register: http://www.itassetmanagement.net/2014/12/02/event-listing-oracle-seminar-29th-january-2015-york/ Oracle... 

Oracle Licensing can be tough, so let’s lighten the mood!

For information on our next Oracle event taking place in New York please click here Oracle licensing can be a heavy subject! We are all aware that Oracle licensing proves to be one of the most complex and hard to understand licensing structures out there. It is one of the most talked about issues with SAM and licensing professionals, with everyone having their own story on struggles with Oracle. Whilst... 

Oracle contract renewal checklist, 7 things to consider before signing

Stop. Go. 7 things to consider before signing your next Oracle contract If you are in the process of renewing contracts with Oracle, or have a renewal event on the horizon. Here are seven things to consider before signing on the dotted line. In a nutshell: Oracle is difficult to deal with and whilst every organization must be responsible and accountable for the agreements they purchase, Oracle places...