News, Reviews and Resources for ITAM, SAM and Software Licensing Professionals.

Home » Software Licensing

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... 

IBM Licensing Quick Guide (2015)

The ITAM Review are holding a series of seminars on IBM licensing in Europe and North America through 2015. For more information on these and other seminars and workshops visit our Events Page.   When you discuss the most complex licensing vendors, the usual names crop up. Oracle, SAP, Microsoft and IBM. IBM is one of the largest software vendors in the world with one of the most complicated... 

IBM to accept Flexera for sub-capacity reporting (instead of ILMT)

IBM is to accept sub-capacity reporting from Flexera Software’s FlexNet Manager in place of ILMT, TADd and SUA. Whilst we’ve heard of this being acceptable on a deal by deal basis in the past, this is the first time IBM has publicly recognised a SAM tool for meeting their compliance reporting standards. IBM allows customers to use soft-partitioning with their software, but only if measured using... 

OEM Software Explained in Simple Terms

OEM software comes in different forms, including CD. I’m sure you’ve heard of software being referred to as an OEM before. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer and ultimately it is software that comes pre-installed with hardware such as desktops, laptops, printers and cameras. This is still a licensable application, but there are different terms and conditions associated with them. Examples... 

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...