December 05, 2011
Paul Cheesbrough and David Jack, two CIOs who have pioneered cloud computing, have slammed traditional software suppliers for sticking with “cash cow” licensing models.
November 25, 2011
The UK has put its open standards policy up for public consultation after opposition from the British Standards Institution and software vendors.
November 22, 2011
Thames Water is piloting desktop virtualisation with 500 users following a successful initial 40-user pilot.
November 21, 2011
SAP UK & Ireland User Group chairman Alan Bowling has called on business software maker SAP to continue to focus on customer engagement and communication.
November 17, 2011
Microsoft has settled out of court with five UK companies selling illegal copies of its software as part of its global crackdown on pirates.
November 03, 2011
Trinity Mirror Group is rolling out Google's enterprise cloud e-mail and collaboration service to replace a Lotus Notes-based on-premise e-mail system for 6,500 staff.
February 09, 2011
IT departments are increasingly deploying open source software as part of their IT strategy to improve flexibility and lower licensing costs, a report from analyst Gartner has found.
January 14, 2011
Many schools will have their software licence fees cut by more than half as Microsoft changes its method for calculating payment.
December 17, 2010
Oracle sold $2billion new software licences in its second quarter of 2010. Software license updates and product support revenues were up 12% to $3.6...
November 25, 2010
New leadership of German enterprise software maker SAP is pursuing a transformation agenda and a more customer-focused strategy in an attempt to rebuild trust.
November 01, 2010
Oracle's court battle with SAP is set to begin today in Oakland, California as it seeks at least $2.3bn in damages for unauthorised access of its systems by an SAP subsidiary. In a suit filed in 2007, Oracle alleges that SAP's now-defunct support ...
August 12, 2010
An open compliance programme has been launched by the Linux Foundation to help people using open source software comply with licensing.
July 14, 2010
The government has scrapped the long-running NHS Connecting for Health (CfH) enterprise agreement (EA) software licensing deal with Microsoft after deciding there was no business case or budget to renew it.
May 11, 2010
Businesses are under threat of legal action and compulsory audits as cash-strapped software suppliers take a tough line on software licensing.
December 18, 2009
Oracle has increased its software licence and product support revenue by 14% to $3.9bn for the second quarter of 2009, at the expense of SAP.