June 28, 2007
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.
June 25, 2007
IT user groups are to meet with leading software suppliers to tackle the costs of server virtualisation software licensing, which is a growing concern among IT departments.
June 13, 2007
Microsoft has released a white paper to help clarify how its licensing works with virtualised Windows Server environments.
May 17, 2007
The Driver & Vehicle Licence Agency (DVLA) has installed a new scanning system to improve processing times for vehicle registration certificates.
March 20, 2007
Company officials say help is on the way as fallout continues from the merger of Symantec and Veritas ordering systems last November.
February 05, 2007
Current software licensing models could hinder the adoption of grid technologies that use virtualisation software to run applications over several machines, a grid user group has warned.
January 18, 2007
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November 20, 2006
Sun Microsystems has made the Java source code available to the open source community under the GNU General Public Licence.
October 30, 2006
UK users will meet Oracle next month to voice their concerns about the company’s Fusion middleware strategy, licensing and ongoing support.
October 09, 2006
Microsoft has changed the licensing of its Windows Server Datacenter, allowing users buying new servers licensed with the operating system to run an unlimited number of virtualised instances of Windows Server.
October 04, 2006
Microsoft has changed the licensing of its Windows Server Datacentre operating system, allowing users buying new servers licensed with the OS to run an unlimited number of virtualised Windows Server instances.
August 22, 2006
The Open Source Initiative has published a draft plan aimed at reducing the proliferation of different open source licences.
August 08, 2006
IT directors should look to negotiate more nuanced software licensing contracts that allow them to accumulate desktop user licences in stages rather than paying for them all up-front.
August 02, 2006
Microsoft has launched its software asset management system in the UK, which is designed to make it easier for firms to manage their software licences.
July 26, 2006
IBM has unveiled plans to charge for its software based on how fast it runs on customer systems.