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Category: Software Asset Management

Articles

  • Adobe & Steam fall foul of regulators

    “As-A-Service” is everywhere in technology. Looking through my own subscriptions I have service contracts for ink (HP Instant Ink), entertainment (Apple Music & Netflix) and even fitness apps (Strava and Zwift). Even the mighty Apple is trying to pivot towards being primarily...

  • 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...

  • Oracle Cloud class action lawsuit – a deep dive

    Oracle are facing a class action lawsuit focusing on their cloud sales and whether they used improper tactics to falsify the success of their cloud products. The claim is led by Frankfurt based Union Asset Management Holding AG, an asset manager with almost $400 billion in assets...

  • 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...

  • Don’t let cloud adoption fool you – VMware are still relevant

    It’s easy to think, in these days of ever greater cloud infrastructure adoption, that VMware doesn’t have the clout they once did in the IT world. In fact, I recently had a client demote the vendor from their top 20 list, where they’d sat for many a year. More businesses are...

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