CCL report suggests Microsoft stunts its own growth through licensing complexity

Microsoft stunts its own growth through licensing complexity
The Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) has today published a white paper that suggests that Microsoft stunts its own growth through licensing complexity. The paper collates feedback from over 100 worldwide Microsoft customers on their concerns and challenges with software licensing and recommends five recommendations for positive change. Executive Summary – Microsoft stunts its own growth through...

Citrix Licensing Quick Guide 2015

This licensing quick guide aims to give you a basic understanding of Citrix products, their license types and how to manage Citrix licenses. Citrix have been providing server, application and desktop virtualisation software since 1989. Based out of the USA, they currently have over 300,000 customers around the world. Citrix software borders on the line between being a Tier 1 and Tier 2 software vendor...

TmaxSoft licensing model adheres to the Campaign for Clear Licensing Code of Conduct

TmaxSoft – Licensing clarity as competitive edge and a healthy alternative to Oracle TmaxSoft’s Tibero RDBMS licensing model is the first software publisher to be verified by the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL). In summary: TmaxSoft’s licensing program is clear and easy to understand TmaxSoft have amended their terms and conditions to adhere to the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL)...

Software Licensing Challenges Faced In The Cloud: How Can The Cloud Benefit You?

The whole world is now aware that the majority of software vendors are moving towards a cloud based subscription model; and we have published a number of articles looking at the different vendors approaches, and why they are doing this. In the past, there have been some organisations that are not in favour of moving towards a cloud-based model, from purely a licensing perspective, and there are a number...

New York Microsoft Licensing Seminar, October 2015 Review

The ITAM Review team returned to Baruch College in New York on Wednesday 21st October 2015 for our final event in the US this year, and the last event in our Datacenter series – the US Microsoft Licensing Seminar. The US Microsoft Licensing Seminar was attended by end users, expert speakers, and vendor sponsors Aspera, Flexera Software, Belarc, Miro Consulting, Method180 and 1E. Presentations With...

IBM auditors target compliance revenue per customer – Three strategies to tackle IBM software waste head-on

IBM audits are being used to prop up license revenue targets – not to protect IP One striking trend we see in modern audit activity is that software audits are NOT about reducing non-compliance. It is right and proper that a company should protect their intellectual property and prevent exploitation. But it is clear from research with the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) that software publishers...

Security and data concerns hinder Microsoft Cloud adoption – London Seminar Review

Thursday 17th September 2015 saw the ITAM Review return to London for the last in the series of our popular data centre licensing events, this time focusing on the prolific vendor that is Microsoft. 50 end users attended the full day event in Tavistock Square, and the day began with registration, refreshments and an introduction to our event sponsors; Aspera, Flexera Software, Snow Software, Belarc...

Perpetual License Management in a Subscription World

As we are all aware, the software licensing market is shifting towards a new model, a new way of doing things. This means a number of changes for SAM professionals, organisations and vendors. The biggest change is the way in which software licenses should be managed. Organisations and SAM professionals are getting to grips with the new license models, and are learning all the time. The likes of Office...

Managing Vendor Audits: How to Avoid Getting Lost in the Enterprise IT Abyss

Walker White By Walker White, President, BDNA Today’s enterprises are balancing a dynamic IT portfolio, from cloud infrastructure and BYOD to a network of apps and even IoT devices. This complex array of assets makes it critical for enterprises to accurately track their IT portfolio, or face the real threat of a vendor audit. Without an accurate accounting of software licenses, danger is hidden in...

65% have no solution in place for managing Microsoft SQL Server

In a preview of upcoming CCL research: 65% of respondents had no solution in place for managing Microsoft SQL Server. A considerable risk given the amount of money and strategic value to most companies. We recently asked The ITAM Review community for feedback on Microsoft Licensing to support research with The Campaign for Clear Licensing. This is an early preview of the results so far. Thank you very...

Podcast Episode 11 – Introduction to Microsoft Virtualisation

An introduction to Microsoft Virtualisation
ITAM Review Podcast Episode 11: An introduction to Microsoft Virtualisation In this podcast I was joined by Mathias Knops of Aspera and Robert Paton and Mark Hobson from Concorde to discuss Microsoft Virtualisation.  Topics covered in this podcast: How Microsoft software can be virtualised / types of virtual environments What to watch out for when virtualising Microsoft Building systems to manage...

The Increased Importance of User Management

User management has been around within the ITAM and IT space for a while now, but with the introduction of cloud-based subscription user licensing it has taken on a new importance. What is User Management? We believe that user management is the effective management of user accounts (that relate to software licenses) throughout their lifecycle. Now, with subscription based licensing metrics, the lifecycle...

Lesser Known Microsoft Licensing Challenges

Customers of Microsoft face a number of challenges with Microsoft licensing. However, there are a number of challenges that organisations may not be aware of that also need attention and the correct management. In this article we will go over a few of the lesser known Microsoft challenges that are currently faced by organisations in todays climate. Microsoft Products on Mobile Devices Portable device...

Software Licensing in Academic Environments

Software licensing for academic environments is different to corporate organisations as vendors want young people to use their software from an early age. They believe that this will lead to future usage or sales in the future as the user has been using the software since they were young. Another reason for the difference in price is due to the fact that academic institutions will buy software in...

The Number One Mistake in Purchasing Microsoft Cloud

By Paul DeGroot Pica Communications Microsoft sales teams have an impressive record in talking customers into purchasing cloud subscriptions that they don’t need. A Microsoft account manager says they just want the best for the customer, everyone is going to the cloud, on-premises software is going away, and bingo, a big fat signature appears on the contract as the customer swallows the...