Software licensing

  • November 16, 2007 16 Nov'07

    Software to become a buyer’s market, says Gartner

    Competitive forces are converging to reduce software licence fees, says Gartner

  • October 12, 2007 12 Oct'07

    Shadow promises mainframe saving

    Mainframe middleware firm Data­Direct Technologies has developed technology to enable businesses running IBM z/OS mainframes to save on software licensing costs by offloading applications on to dedicated mainframe processors.

  • September 24, 2007 24 Sep'07

    E-tailer cuts licensing costs with Linux server

    An online retailer has saved more than £56,000 in software licensing costs after moving its IT platform from Microsoft Windows to Linux.

  • July 30, 2007 30 Jul'07

    DVLA reduces costs by 30% with online service

    The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) expects to save £50m over the next eight years, as it begins to reap the benefits of technology to enable customers to pay their car tax online.

  • July 19, 2007 19 Jul'07

    Gartner: MS subscription licence may become ‘mandatory’

    Microsoft is likely to make changes to the way its products are licensed that could, in effect, make its Software Assurance subscription licensing programme mandatory by 2009, analyst firm Gartner has predicted.

  • July 15, 2007 15 Jul'07

    Microsoft Software Assurance deals questioned by IT chiefs

    One in four companies that bought into Microsoft’s Software Assurance licensing programme in 2004 are being deterred from renewing the three-year deal because they perceive it to be poor value, a study by Forrester Research has revealed.

  • July 10, 2007 10 Jul'07

    Microsoft Software Assurance renewals in doubt

    Users are still seeing little value in Microsoft's Software Assurance (SA) subscription licence programme, a new report from Forrester Research suggests.

  • July 01, 2007 01 Jul'07

    Users slam lack of virtual apps support

    Users of virtualisation software say they are unable to get support for applications. As reported last week, IT workers have objected to the cost of software licences for virtual applications.

  • June 28, 2007 28 Jun'07

    Users seek support on virtualisation

    Users of virtualisation software have complained that the combination of costly licensing agreements and a lack of support from suppliers is eroding the cost advantages offered by the technology.

  • June 28, 2007 28 Jun'07

    Government failing to take advantage of cheap licensing deals, says PAC

    Nearly half of all central government bodies are losing money because they are failing to take advantage of cheap licences for software and telecommunications, according to a report from the Commons public accounts committee.