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Software licensing: How to stay ahead

Software licensing issues are growing increasingly complex. On a day-to-day basis, there are issues around software asset management and patching strategies to consider. At the same time, big-picture issues include the advantages or otherwise of moving towards open source, and the problems thrown up by inflexible software contracts in a merger or takeover situation.

Software licensing issues are growing increasingly complex. On a day-to-day basis, there are issues around software asset management and patching strategies to consider. At the same time, big-picture issues include the advantages or otherwise of moving towards open source, and the problems thrown up by inflexible software contracts in a merger or takeover situation. Click the links below to learn more.

Enterprise licensing stranglehold set to loosen in 2007, says Forrester

Merger boom leads to software licensing headache for IT directors

ISO issues software licence management standard

Third-party patches could break licence terms

Embarking on a voyage of asset discovery

How to use open source with confidence

 

This was first published in January 2007

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