March 06, 2009
One area companies rarely consider for cost saving, but where there is a lot of potential, is ERP software licences…
November 14, 2008
Nakheel has bought extra licences worth $3m for Infor 's...
August 29, 2008
More frequent software audits and new licence conditions likely as software houses seek to shore up revenues against the economic downturn.
July 18, 2008
Open source technology is simply an evolved class of licensing under which wider, more permissive rights are given to users. Crucially, access to source code is given enabling user support and development of the code. While the open source ...
July 01, 2008
Microsoft has introduced the Select Plus software licensing package for larger firms that want a more flexible organisation-wide agreement.
April 01, 2008
Retailer Thresher is to extend its contract with telco Thus to run the communications services for its 1,800 licence sites and head office.
March 06, 2008
IT managers negotiating the price of virtualisation licences with software suppliers such as Microsoft, SAP and Oracle could get cheaper deals if they audit software use beforehand.
January 28, 2008
Firms continue to find the software licensing models of their suppliers a source of headaches, according to a report published by analyst Forrester.
November 23, 2007
The Free Software Foundation has developed an open licence to cover on-demand software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications.
November 16, 2007
Competitive forces are converging to reduce software licence fees, says Gartner
October 12, 2007
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
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
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
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
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.