SAP says it's giving users more flexibility and choice by letting them switch spending from unused software licences to other selected on-premise systems.
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Organisations large and small are wasting their IT budgets by not managing their software licences, according to new research.
The Department for Education claims a new deal with Microsoft will mean UK schools will get discounted software and more flexible licences.
A decision in the Court of Justice of the European Union allowing the resale of software licences caused strong reactions in Germany. Oracle's lawyer said the company will fight on
NSW Police has denied new claims laid against it by UK software firm Micro Focus that it tried to cover its tracks on using software without licences by using further software that it also didn't have licences for.
The University of Queensland has had issues with software licensing, because individual faculties each have a different purchasing process, making it hard to see the software being used by whom. Now, the university has adopted Flexera to keep track of software use.
The company has reported growth in software licences and product support revenue, although its hardware business saw a fall
An unnamed Melbourne-based advertising agency has agreed to pay $100,000 in damages to an alliance representing software companies, after it admitted it didn't have licences for all of the software it was using.
Properly tracking and organising software licences are major responsibilities of every IT manager.
Amazon Web Services now certifies and supports a number of Oracle applications for Elastic Compute Cloud, which the software maker's customers can use with their existing licences
An enterprise agreement that gave NHS employees licences for desktop software has expired, with England the last of the UK to let the deal go
Software costs can spiral out of control if you're not very careful. From licences bought when the company was bigger or because it wasn't seen to be necessary in less stringent times to count exactly how many concurrent users the application would attract, to licences for software that's no longer used or has been superseded, it's an easy way to throw cash away.
ZDNet UK quizzes Ben Grimes, chief technology officer of management software firm Avocent, about key licensing issues
Atlassian, a Sydney-based software company best known for its bug-tracking JIRA product, is currently selling $10 licences for six of its products, with all of the money from sales going to charity.
Audits mean it's not just the IT department that should be keeping an eye on software
The company announces two ways for SMBs to pay for application and server software usage, saying they could save customers up to 40 percent
For various reasons, some of which may become clear soon, we're looking at the area of software licences. In particular, we're looking at the corporate end of that particular stick, and we're really interested in people's experiences here.
The company has cut prices by up to 25 percent for leasing some of its software, including SQL Server and SharePoint
The government body that oversees schools' IT has welcomed Microsoft's interoperability intentions, but some members of the open-source community say the software giant is trying to lock schools into licences
The release of Live Mesh lays the foundation for Microsoft to move the center of gravity for its software products away from individual desktop and server machines into the cloud, with fundamental implications for how Microsoft licences software.
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