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Category: Vendor News

Articles

  • Customer wins Micro Focus software audit battle

    Earlier this year, we covered a software audit legal case between Micro Focus and their customer Express Scripts and, having read through some of the court documents, there are some enlightening points to look through. It’s great that the customer took the win but first let’s...

  • IBM ILMT & Windows Server 2008: Friends no more

    This article was written by Rich Gibbons, ITAM Review and Eric Chiu, Managing Director, FisherITS. IBM sub-capacity licensing allows you to license IBM software for less than the full physical capacity of your servers i.e. only the virtual cores running IBM applications instead of...

  • AutoDesk licensing changes in 2020

    More Autodesk licensing changes are coming. As part of their long-term strategy to change the buying habits of their customers, and shift them to software subscriptions, AutoDesk have announced further changes to their product line-up, pricing, and promotions. Maintenance and subscriptions Maintenance...

  • Free software offers from vendors to help remote working

    During the international Coronavirus outbreak, there are various free software offers from many vendors, to help organisations quickly adopt/expand remote working procedures. These vendors include: Microsoft Microsoft are offering Office 365 E1 free for 6 months – this includes...

  • Software vendor financial results: Q1 2020 – part 1

    Software vendor financial results can be more interesting for ITAM & SAM managers than they might first appear. Looking at how the software vendors are performing on a quarterly and annual basis can give the savvy organisation some good insight. Who is likely to increase audits?...

  • SAP Digital Access Adoption Program (DAAP) set to expire

    April 2018 saw the introduction of SAP’s Digital Access (DA) – a new way to license potentially tricky Indirect Access situations. Then May 2019 saw the introduction of the “Digital Access Adoption Program” (DAAP) to help encourage organisations to move to the new program. Recap...

  • VMware CPU licensing metric change: What you need to know

    This article was contributed by Barry Pilling, Managing Partner at Cortex Consulting. In early February 2020, VMware announced a significant change to its long-serving CPU licence metric. This could have far-reaching consequences across all manner of enterprise IT estates, regardless...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...