Adobe and The Cloud

In this video, Patrick de Veer of b.lay describes what exactly the Adobe Cloud is, recommends some techniques for end users when negotiating with them and how to keep up with the pace of their audits. Patrick will be speaking on day 2 at both our UK and USA conferences this year covering Adobe Audit Defence. Plenary: On-Premise software is dead, long live Cloud!?! Adobe was one of the first major...

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...

1E AppClarity for Adobe License Management

This review of AppClarity from 1E is part of our Adobe License Management feature. 1E Commercial Summary Product Name AppClarity Product Version Reviewed 4.0 Version Release Date February 2013 Year Company Founded & Turnover 1997, £30M Customers ~ 50 Pricing Not disclosed 1E AppClarity for Adobe License Management AppClarity from 1E has some great technology to offer organizations...

License Dashboard License Manager for Adobe License Management

This review of License Manager from License Dashboard is part of our Adobe License Management feature. License Dashboard Commercial Summary Product Name License Dashboard License Manager Product Version Reviewed 5.8 Version Release Date July 2013 Year Company Founded & Turnover 2008, not disclosed Customers 400, plus ~ 500 through OEM agreements Pricing Sample pricing £7,000 (~$11,200)...

Flexera Flexnet Manager for Adobe License Management

This review of Flexnet Manager for Adobe is part of our Adobe License Management feature. Flexera Commercial Summary Product Name FlexNet Manager for Adobe Product Version Reviewed 9.2 Version Release Date December 2012 Year Company Founded & Turnover 1987 (Installshield), not disclosed Customers 600 Pricing Not disclosed Flexnet Manager for Adobe License Management Flexera Software’s...

Using ISO tags to manage Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Acrobat 9 and Creative Suite 4 were the first products to take advantage of ISO/IEC 19770-2 tags. The new Creative Cloud subscription offering from Adobe also includes swid tags. Adobe define tags as : “Software tagging is the process of maintaining a set of tag files (.swidtag) on a client machine to determine the installation and license state of various software products. A software...

Pros and Cons of Adobe Creative Cloud

This article has been contributed by Vincent Brasseur of Flexera Software. On May 6th 2013 Adobe has announced that it will move away from perpetual licenses for Creative Suite products. Following this announcement, since June 17th 2013, all new Creative Suite products are now only available through subscriptions. They have been rebranded as Creative Cloud products. This change has brought some misconceptions...

Adobe Creative Cloud Licensing Changes

Cloud or bust? At this week’s MAX conference – Adobe revealed more information about their plans to move their products, and their customers, to the cloud. They started their journey last year with their Creative Cloud for Individuals and took the next step in early 2013, with the introduction of Creative Cloud for Teams (CCfT) on VIP licensing. The announcements this week have moved Adobe,...

72% of IT Asset Managers see no value in Adobe vendor relationship

Adobe Licensing and Audit Behaviour Survey
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the recent Adobe Licensing and Audit Behaviour Survey (now closed). I asked ITAM Review readers to rate the nature of their relationship with Adobe. Q. How would you describe the nature of your vendor relationship with Adobe? Legacy – left over from historical purchases or technology commitments (38.2%) Tactical – Commodity items, easy to switch...

Adobe Licensing – Call for Contributions

Adobe offices in downtown San Jose, California. Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE) revenue to the end of November 2012 exceeded $4.4BN USD I have been asked to write some material to support Computer Weekly readers with Adobe Licensing. This will be supported with additional resources on The ITAM Review. The goal is to provide some useful independent content to help ITAM professionals understand and manage...

Quick Guide to Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe, IBM and SAP Licensing

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