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  • Nouveau modèle de licence Oracle Java

    Oracle a annoncé en 2018 que les mises à jour Java 8 deviendraient payantes à partir de janvier 2019, c’est-à-dire que les organisations qui souhaitaient continuer à recevoir des mises à jours pour Java SE 8 devaient prendre des mesures. Oracle préfère que ses clients achètent...

  • IBM IASP – a new dawn for IBM licensing compliance?

    IBM have announced a new, nicer, approach to license compliance – via the IBM Authorized SAM Provider Offering (IASP). What is IASP? Well, if you search online, the internet will tell you it is an “independent auxillary storage pool” – made by IBM. It seems we’ve got...

  • Microsoft remove more Software Assurance Benefits…

    In a recent announcement, Microsoft have revealed changes to several Software Assurance benefits, with the first changes happening in February 2020 (just 5 months from now). While there doesn’t appear to be one place with all the information, I’ve done my best to bring it together...

  • Renforcer la confiance dans vos droits de licence

    Une discussion récente sur notre Forum a lancé un débat sur ce qui constitue une preuve de droit de licence. Cet article explore ce débat plus en détails, offrant des conseils pratiques pour enregistrer les droits de licence sur votre système SAM afin de générer des ELP (Effective...

  • Microsoft changes Home Use Program to favour Office 365

    Microsoft have long offered a “Home Use Program” (HUP) for Software Assurance customers, enabling employees to purchase reduced price copies of certain software for non-commercial use at home. They made some tweaks to it early in 2019 and now another has arrived; they...

  • Azure Dedicated Host – Microsoft’s new cloud offering

    Microsoft have recently announced a new service in public preview – Azure Dedicated Hosts. This new service allows you to run dedicated servers within the Azure datacentre – that is physical servers that are used solely to run capacity for your organisation. How does it work? There...

  • Microsoft Customer Agreement: The way forward?

    Earlier in 2019, we saw the introduction of the “Microsoft Customer Agreement” (MCA) – a new agreement aimed at customers buying Azure directly from Microsoft, but that also featured a new type and style of agreement. It was then announced that the Microsoft Customer Agreement...

  • IBM Mainframe licensing changes: what’s old is new

    Some of you may be surprised to learn that IBM mainframes are still a thing, while others will still have them as a key part of your infrastructure. In fact, according to Datacenter Knowledge, IBM mainframe sales increased 70% in 2017/18! Perhaps to continue this increase in sales...

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