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  • Oracle Java new licensing model

    1. You’re going to need a cup of this after dealing with Java! Oracle announced in 2018 that updates for Java 8 would become chargeable from January 2019, meaning organisations wishing to continue receiving updates for Java SE 8 must do something. It is Oracle’s preference...

  • Autodesk hikes maintenance prices to sell subscriptions

    In a statement issued to customers. Autodesk has declared its intention to being a subscription only company. The statement infers a general direction towards subscription rather than a specific cut-off date, but it is clear that Autodesk is keen to transition customers across to...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • What you need to know – ITAM and Licensing Terms

      Key phrases;   Activation: When the software is installed, a serial number of activation code is required to unlock use to the software. Allows vendor to track activations and also allows them to stop any unauthorized installs. Application: Software name. Asset Management:...

  • 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,...

  • Microsoft’s move to Subscription and SaaS

    Microsoft were one of the first ‘mega vendors’ to move towards a subscription cloud modelling of licensing metrics. The introduction of Office 365 (O365 for the purpose of this article) took Microsoft software in a new, unchartered direction. So, why have Microsoft moved towards...