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. 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
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This was first published in January 2007