Software as a service (SaaS) is nothing new. But what is new is the number of major professional software vendors that are going down this path.
A 2012 decision of the European Court of Justice reaffirmed that the practice of second hand licence sales was, in fact, legal.
Waking up to find your company on the front page news and at the centre of a data breach is every CEO’s worst nightmare—and for a number of businesses
Running a data center is a complex and multi-faceted proposition. Seemingly basic notions like efficiency call for comprehensive monitoring
If you happen to know a software thief, you could earn some serious money for turning them in.
MORE than 20 businesses were raided for using unlicensed software in the first weeks of this year, with offices operating in Bangkok, Pathum Thani
There are many obvious problematic provisions in a software license agreement. These provisions discuss audit rights, scope of the license grant
Over a quarter (28%) ofsoftware deployed in the enterprise is unused or rarely used, yet companies do not have the appropriate processes in place to fully understand and manage these software asset
Not too long ago, acquiring software was pretty easy: gather requirements, meet with vendors to evaluate products, select the winner. Legal review took…
Changes to how Cisco is dealing with and licensing software, which we wrote about last week here on FierceEnterpriseCommunications, is having an impact
As we know, use of the term “infographic” generally causes involuntary gagging and may result in unwelcome skin irritation.
Many companies fail to rigorously assess the business value that will result from IT projects, such as migrations, prior to undertaking the project.
Gartner released research recently, which highlighted that 68% of organisations will have their software assets audited in the next 12 months.
If you Google “software inventory tools”, over 47 million results are returned. For those wanting to access their entire inventory of IT assets
In today’s world of agile software development and fast release cycles, developers increasingly rely on third-party libraries and components to get the job done.
Database leader Oracle Corp. is the world’s second largest software company in the multi-billion dollar software development market with revenues
The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has fingered Manchester as a haven for unlicensed and counterfeit software usage as it launches a “Fair Play” campaign
Pay-as-you-go software supply is becoming increasingly popular in the modern commercial world. There are definite benefits to this model of software supply, but there are also some concerns.
Let us not mince words; breaching software licences is very expensive. Vendors are quick to punish those who would defy their strict contract terms and, with confidence in software compliance at an all-time low
Software, per se, may not have been around for a great many decades, but the blunders that have occurred since the first algorithm made its first calculation have been spectacular!
IT departments are being subjected to ruthless tactics by software sales teams when they renegotiate contracts with the big four suppliers – but the CIO can fight back.
When it comes to disaster recovery, everyone understands the necessity of backing up data. But what about software distributions and keys
It’s getting more difficult by the day to ignore signs that John Chen’s turnaround plan is firing on all cylinders for the once embattled smartphone maker, but one analyst says investors are overlooking an important and promising tidbit; their software business.
Every company should know what software they’re running but surprisingly less than half the world’s IT managers can confidently say that all of their software
As demonstrated in the case of Rimini Street, vendors will exploit any doubt in a contract term to their benefit. Software sales is tough with an estimated
If you want your code to be open source, it needs an OSI-approved copyright license. Code with no license to the copyright isn’t open source.
Software vendors constantly monitor the use of their products and wait quietly for companies to trigger switches that indicate they are ready to be audited
As fantastic as avoiding vendors fines and clearing audits are, the best way to tackle software asset management is to take control of your software licensing to allow negotiated discounts and match licences to needs.
Microsoft has established new per-user licensing options for its Windows Software Assurance (SA) and Virtual Desktop Access (VDA) licensing plans.
SAM projects are big undertakings and reach far and wide within an organisation. With many departments involved and many individuals representing every business area
Written by Software Audit Professionals, the Livingstone ‘Software Vendor Audit Survival Guide’ provides a rare insight into how best to prepare