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Tag: Software Licensing

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  • Adobe Licensing Quick Guide 2014

    This Quick Guide is available in PDF format – simply subscribe to our free newsletter to receive a free copy instantly.  Adobe has made a number of changes to its licensing structures over the past year. The aim of this quick guide is to provide insight into Adobe’s new licensing...

  • The Pros and Cons of Subscription Licensing

    User-based subscription licensing increases the difficulty for piracy Over the last few years software licensing has shifted from predominately perpetual device-based licensing to user-based subscription licensing. Subscription licensing has also introduced us to the world of ‘token’-...

  • Lets talk about Microsoft Downgrade rights

    Rob Horwitz Microsoft licensing is something the majority of us have to deal with on a daily basis. There are some aspects of Microsoft licensing that are not commonly known about, including downgrade rights and what that entails. Downgrade rights’ are available on certain products...

  • BSA Fines Engineering Design Company over £30k

    The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has found an engineering design company to be non-compliant on Autodesk software, resulting in a payout of over £30k. Project Options Ltd Project Options Ltd are the organisation in question and they were found to have unlicensed Autodesk software...

  • EULA’s explained in simple terms

    Always read the EULA! EULA stands for “End User License Agreement”. The EULA can also be known as a software license agreement. What does this mean? The EULA is basically a legal contract between an end user and a vendor highlighting what they can and cannot do with the...

  • Secret Diary of an IT Manager: It’s tough without budget

    This article serves as the diary of an IT Manager and the issues that he/she faces on a day-to-day basis without a dedicated ITAM structure in place within their organization. What you read is 100% based on real events, although company and personnel names have been changed, because...

  • Introducing David Foxen

    David Foxen – don’t ask him to do anything too crazy! I am very pleased to welcome David Foxen to the team! David is joining us as ITAM Research Analyst and is our 5th employee! Who is David? David joins us from Arup where he was the Global Software Asset Manager. He has...

  • Campaign for Clean Licensing – A Breath of Fresh Air?

    John Lovelock This article has been contributed by John Lovelock (independent consultant).  UK centric organisation the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has been in operation for almost 30 years this April 2014 along with other more international organisations such as the...

  • Tips for compliance, software audits & more!

    Wayne Jackson Ahead of the Compliance Manager Summit 10-11 March in Santa Clara, we interviewed speaker and Director at Accordo Group, Wayne Jackson about his thoughts on non-compliant licenses, customer satisfaction, software audits and the future of the ITAM industry. Q. Companies...

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