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  • IBM Cost Optimization Seminar, 4th November, London AM

    In a period where businesses are running after savings, 30% of IBM’s annual spend was contributed to by audit penalties alone, more than 25% of IBM software licences owned by businesses remain unused and over 50% of IBM software spend is on maintaining the software, offering...

  • Why Microsoft Software Assurance Customers ‘never win’

    In anticipation of our upcoming Microsoft Licensing Seminar in New York on 21st October 2015, our Analyst David Foxen interviewed Steven Kelley – Director of Software Licensing Advisors and one of the expert speakers at our New York event. His session ‘Software Assurance...

  • Understanding the Microsoft Licensing Statement

    This article was contributed by Paul DeGroot, Principal Consultant at Pica Communications. The Microsoft Licensing Statement (MLS) is a critical document for managing Microsoft software assets, but it’s poorly understood and Microsoft account teams may sometimes withhold...

  • What happens when your Subscription License ends?

    Reaching the end of an agreement Subscription licensing is a hot topic within the SAM (software asset management) world at the moment, with a number of organisations dipping their toes into the unknown waters of non-perpetual licensing. But what should you expect to happen once your...

  • Oracle License Management 

    Oracle licensing is one of the most complex license metrics to manage within the IT Asset Management community. It poses the biggest challenge for ITAM, SAM (software asset management) and licensing professionals alike. There are only a few vendors that require specialist experts...

  • OEM Software Explained in Simple Terms

    OEM software comes in different forms, including CD. I’m sure you’ve heard of software being referred to as an OEM before. OEM stands for Original Equipment Manufacturer and ultimately it is software that comes pre-installed with hardware such as desktops, laptops, printers and...

  • January News Roundup

    News CCL Writes to Oracle The Campaign for Clear Licensing published an open letter to Larry Ellison and Oracle in January on the back of their successful Oracle Seminar and other research. The letter highlights a number of issues that Oracle customers are telling the CCL they are...

  • Oracle Licensing Quick Guide

    92% of Oracle customers agree that they do not communicate changes properly Oracle’s software licensing is complex and regularly changing. The number of products and acquisitions made by Oracle over the years has resulted in a number of changes in license metrics, and also new licenses...