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There are many reasons for an organisation to move to the cloud, we find the most popular to be the reduction in costs as a result of moving from capital expenditure to operational expenditure.

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Starting up a cloud computing deployment is a case of just choosing a cloud and switching it on, right? Kind of, yes. Cloud ‘instances’ can be ‘spun up’ inside 60 seconds

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The cloud ERP software market is experiencing enormous growth whilst traditional ERP vendors, who have dominated the market by locking-in customers with growth-yielding licensing deals

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Oracle is using the so-called nuclear option to sell its cloud products, even for businesses that don’t need them or want them.

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Database software giant is getting creative (and aggressive) in trying to boost sales of its cloud computing services, according to several reports.

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With price increases set for Microsoft’s business cloud products, including Azure, Office 365, CRM Online and Enterprise Mobility Suite

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Excel Software today announced the Cloud License 1.1 API supported by new server and runtime software. Cloud License consists of URL commands to activate

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The cloud distribution channel has swiftly become a crowded arena, with cloud licensing experts Rhipe – formerly NewLease – joining the fray.

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Yesterday, Oracle reported earnings that missed expectations. While cloud revenue was up there was weakness in software license revenue.

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Ask any CIO what is one of the least enjoyable aspects of their job is and they will likely tell you it is being audited by a software vendor.

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Adobe is set to announce its fiscal Q2 2015 earnings on June 16th. (Fiscal year ends with November.) While the company delivered $1.109 billion in revenues in Q1, which was at the high-end of its targeted range of $1.05 billion to $1.10 billion, its non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.44 exceeded its guidance.

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Every time an organization runs into unexpected costs from an enterprise licensing agreement, a new potential cloud computing customer is born.

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My ZDNet colleagues Ed Bott and David Gewirtz are both fed up with Microsoft over software licensing issues, albeit for different reasons.

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Although Cloud computing is widely touted as being a cost-effective alternative to traditional on-site IT, rushing into adoption can lead to some startling inefficiencies.

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For those who want to run high performance computing applications in the public cloud, there are limited options, but not for the reasons one might expect.

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There are many benefits to moving your business into the cloud, but don’t get left in the dark on hidden costs.

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Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd has said the database giant plans to make substantially all of its software products available as cloud services

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I’ve talked to several companies over the past few weeks who believe that their software license management problems will disappear with the move…

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Adobe is set to announce its fiscal Q1 2015 earnings on March 171th. (Fiscal years end with November.) While the company delivered $1.07 billion in revenues

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The cloud has made many things simpler. From eliminating the software installation process, to enabling access of information from virtually anywhere

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Microsoft has said more than a third of its active UK partner base is selling cloud solutions, up from just six per cent less than two years ago.

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Changes to how Cisco is dealing with and licensing software, which we wrote about last week here on FierceEnterpriseCommunications, is having an impact

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When it comes to enterprise applications, there is a growing trend toward providing applications in the cloud. The financial community loves this…

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In 2015, expect to see the cloud mature as a platform for hybrid operations, with cloud data centers achieving new efficiencies through containers.

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The cloud has arrived at Microsoft headquarters. The company started experimenting with cloud solutions a few years back when it converted its leading productivity Microsoft Office, into a cloud-based version called Office 365.

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Oracle, which was late to cloud, nonetheless has arrived in time for mission-critical apps to make the cloud leap, according to the company’s new top cloud exec Shawn Price.

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IBM has been systematically reducing its dependence on hardware business and increasing its focus on cloud computing services.

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There’s a litany of platforms and applications out there under the great “cloud” umbrella. Storage, one part of the broad category, epitomizes this trait…

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IBM is moving as fast as it can into cloud computing, wooing startups from Silicon Valley to London in hopes that young born-to-cloud companies will use…

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The cloud trend in technology started fifteen years ago where the early players were moving fast to the cloud and even just four years ago analysts were critical of Oracle that they were late to the game.

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Leaving aside the obvious considerations of the physical security of a data centre, what considerations are there for the logical, remote and application data security in the cloud?

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I recently had the opportunity to put this question to in-house counsel from several major public Canadian and U.S. cloud vendors in connection with a speech

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BYOD (bring your own device) is the latest challenge in the already challenging world of software and licence management.

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SAM projects are big undertakings and reach far and wide within an organisation. With many departments involved and many individuals representing every business area

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It’s taken Microsoft quite a while to get traction in the cloud, and even longer for it to get its cloud data story right. For the longest time, things weren’t looking good.

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Remember when Microsoft was the company that you purchased software from? So does Microsoft. Actually, it’s not too much of a stretch to suggest

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Will Microsoft’s Move to Unlimited Cloud Office 365 Users Work?

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