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Category: Software Licensing

Articles

  • IBM IASP: The good, the bad, and the ugly

    This article “IBM IASP: The good, the bad, and the ugly” was submitted by Eric Chiu, Managing Director, Fisher ITS Image by Daniel Nebreda from Pixabay The IBM Authorised SAM Provider (IASP) programme first came to my attention at the beginning of 2020, back before the...

  • Salesforce pick up the Slack in latest acquisition

    Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Reports emerged last week that CRM giant Salesforce was in talks to buy techie-friendly chat and collaboration service, Slack – and the deal was announced December 1, 2020 for $27.7 billion. This move likely has (at least) two motives behind it...

  • Robotic Process Automation – licensing dangers

    This article “Robotic Process Automation – licensing dangers” was written by Mathieu Dufetelle, Elée. Image by mollyroselee from Pixabay What is Robotic Process Automation? Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can be a powerful tool, typically adopted by power users...

  • IBM container licensing – new rules

    Image by Julius Silver from Pixabay IBM have recently announced new rules for licensing their software in containers, a growing technology that makes up part of almost any IT environment. Here we look at some of the terminology involved as well as the new requirements from IBM. Terminology There...

  • Getting to know: Micro Focus

    Image by StockSnap from Pixabay We all often talk about the “Big 4” Tier 1 vendors – Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, IBM – but more and more, increasing amounts of attention must be paid some of the smaller vendors. Often referred to as “Tier 2” vendors, they include software...

  • IBM v the IRS: The audit – what can we learn?

    Image by Bettina Nørgaard from Pixabay This story of an audit that found its way into court last year is, originally, from 2013 but only recently came to light…and it’s a doozy! What happened? According to a whistle-blower (a former IBM employee), IBM allegedly fraudulently created...

  • Getting started with Salesforce licensing

    Picture: https://pixabay.com/users/RJA1988-5385704/ Getting started with Salesforce licensing. Salesforce is considered by many to be the originator of SaaS (Software as a Service) licensing and, as such, becoming under-licensed isn’t the primary concern for SAM & ITAM professionals...

  • IBM increase prices to promote cloud usage

    This article “IBM increase prices to promote cloud usage” was contributed by Piaras MacDonnell, founding partner of LicenseHawk. We reported back in June that IBM announced they’re “removing the entitled discounts for a select number of products traditionally deployed...

  • Quest software audit goes to court

    In December 2019, Fairview Health Services, a non-profit organisation, informed Quest that they wouldn’t be renewing support for their “Active Roles” licenses; this move seemingly prompted Quest to launch an audit. The reconciliation summary from Quest found the customer to...

  • Podcast episode 86: All about cloud

    Public Cloud aka Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) plays a part in most roles within a business – ITAM, architects, finance, security, CFO, CIO etc. – and continues to grow in importance. I talked to Damien Juillard, COO of SamBox.io/Elee, about some of the challenges posed...

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