Software licensing

  • September 13, 2005 13 Sep'05

    Simplify licensing, IT leaders tell Microsoft

    Microsoft should reduce the costs of software licensing, simplify the licensing process and lead the whole industry into a "conflict-free licensing zone", according to the Corporate IT Forum, whose members include senior IT managers in 150 FTSE ...

  • September 13, 2005 13 Sep'05

    Integrity licence tweak for capacity on demand

    As part of its virtualisation drive this week, HP is tweaking the licensing of processors on its Integrity server range to allow users to have extra processing capacity as and when they need it.

  • September 09, 2005 09 Sep'05

    On-demand CRM is on the up

    Hosted customer relationship management (CRM) is competing with traditional licensing as the most popular delivery method for applications.

  • September 06, 2005 06 Sep'05

    House of Fraser drops Software Assurance for old licensing deal

    House of Fraser has dropped Microsoft's Software Assurance programme, which offers software upgrades and discounts on training in return for an annual fee, claiming it is poor value for money.

  • September 06, 2005 06 Sep'05

    UK user groups believe Microsoft has listened

    Several major IT user groups have expressed confidence that Microsoft's updated Software Assurance volume licensing model, due to be unveiled on 15 September, will mark a real step forward for corporate users hoping for improved terms and ...

  • August 10, 2005 10 Aug'05

    Open source debate hots up at Linuxworld conference

    The debate over the future of open source came to the fore yesterday at the Linuxworld conference in San Francisco, with one Hewlett-Packard executive calling on IBM and Sun Microsystems to abandon their own licences and back the GNU general public ...

  • August 08, 2005 08 Aug'05

    Firms using 'barely half' of their ERP licences

    Businesses that have enterprise resource planning applications are using barely half the licences they have paid for, according to analyst group AMR Research.

  • August 08, 2005 08 Aug'05

    Cut Software Assurance costs, users tell Microsoft

    Microsoft could face a backlash from users if changes to its Software Assurance licensing scheme, due to be announced next month, do not address cost and value concerns.

  • August 02, 2005 02 Aug'05

    Microsoft cracks down on pirates

    People running Windows software will now need to provide a licence key before they can download any free Microsoft software.

  • July 28, 2005 28 Jul'05

    Microsoft signs 100,000 desktop deal with government departments

    Microsoft signs 100,000 desktop deal with government departments Microsoft has signed two major licensing agreements with government departments.

  • July 18, 2005 18 Jul'05

    Oracle eases multi-core licensing

    Oracle has changed its software licensing policy on multi-core processors to address criticism its existing scheme is too expensive.

  • July 15, 2005 15 Jul'05

    Oracle bends under pressure on software licensing

    Oracle has finally changed its software licensing policy on multi-core processors, to address criticism that its existing scheme was too costly.

  • July 11, 2005 11 Jul'05

    Mobile kit complicates licensing

    The proliferation of mobile devices is making it harder for companies to stop employees using illegal or counterfeit software, according to a survey of 500 business managers.

  • July 04, 2005 04 Jul'05

    CIOs fail to see benefit of using open source

    CIOs fail to see benefit of using open source Open source software was not popular with the IT leaders surveyed by CIOConnect. Despite publicity about lower licensing costs and improved reliability, less than 10% thought the technology was of ...

  • May 26, 2005 26 May'05

    Novell’s losses grow

    Novell has posted bigger losses for the second quarter as it saw licence revenues for its software fall.