Software licensing

  • January 10, 2006 10 Jan'06

    Oracle cuts licensing costs for multicore systems but draws flak over complexity

    Oracle has changed the way it licenses its software on multicore systems. Many multicore users will now pay less but analyst group Ovum warned that it further complicates Oracle's licensing scheme.

  • December 16, 2005 16 Dec'05

    Oracle profits slump but new licences up

    Oracle has posted a drop in its second quarter net profits but it says new licence revenues are up.

  • November 28, 2005 28 Nov'05

    Windows Server 2003 R2 boosts back-up

    Microsoft will next week bring out the first interim release of its Windows Server operating system, a product which aims to improve the value of its Software Assurance licence scheme.

  • November 25, 2005 25 Nov'05

    BASF offers SAP HR as a service

    BASF IT Services has signed a five-year partnership deal with SAP that will allow it to offer SAP software licences as part of a complete human resources services package.

  • November 15, 2005 15 Nov'05

    Microsoft unveils pricing tool for volume licensing

    Microsoft has released the Microsoft Product Licensing Advisor to help users get the best deals through its volume license programmes.

  • November 14, 2005 14 Nov'05

    Don't rush in to usage licensing, users warned

    Users should not rush into adopting the utility-based computing model being proposed by suppliers, delegates at last week's Gartner Symposium were warned by analyst Rakesh Kumar.

  • November 11, 2005 11 Nov'05

    Reseller sells second-hand Microsoft licences

    A software dealer is re-selling cut-price Microsoft software licences from insolvent companies or from firms that don’t need the licences anymore at up to half the price of new software.

  • October 31, 2005 31 Oct'05

    Jini goes open source

    Sun Microsystems is releasing its Jini developer toolkit under an Apache open source licence.

  • October 18, 2005 18 Oct'05

    Firms to test open source Flash tools

    Macromedia has released an early version of one of its next-generation development tools for building applications based on its latest Flash Player 8.5 software and launched a tiered licensing scheme.

  • October 18, 2005 18 Oct'05

    Get ready for new Microsoft licensing models

    Microsoft is making radical changes to its software pricing that aims to cut costs for customers and force other vendors to dump their own licensing models.