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In a new Australian Federal Court case between Micro Focus and NSW Police, the law-enforcement agency has hinted that the software it was accused of pirating doesn't belong to the vendor.
We are not far from a tipping point in IT where the majority of business solutions come from workers and the lines of business via the cloud and newer mobile platforms. While this is a sea change in the way we look at software and data ownership and management, it's clearly under way. What will happen to the traditional IT department as consumerization takes place and what should organizations do to get ready?
The issue of success or failure in moving your company data, IT storage, servers or software to the cloud is often driven by technical issues, including performance, bandwidth, security and total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) considerations.
SAP has certified its Rapid Deployment software as well as BusinessObjects for deployment on Amazon Web Services in a move aimed at lowering total cost of ownership and speeding up implementations.
Conventional software perpetuates a scandalous waste and duplication of resources. SaaS and cloud platforms drastically compress the aggregate cost of ownership and operation, delivering better value for less cost.
Complete network management solution containing two must applications for the network administrators. The first component, Alchemy...
Enterprise resource planning software vendors have the tools---if used correctly---to make a huge impact on sustainability efforts and possibly even save us from global warming. Talk about total cost of ownership.
There should be a better outcome. Should the deal emerge, regulators should insist what IBM itself called for more than 10 years ago. Something as important as Java and other critical open software specifications (OpenSolaris?) should be in the control and ownership of a neutral standards body, not in the control of the global market dominant legacy vendor.
One benefit of an increased use of SaaS, according to Forrester, is that it has changed the software game, giving business users ownership over the full application lifecycle. That upside is balanced by the downside of new risks, especially in the areas of contracts, data security, and data access privileges.
Twenty one percent of companies are piloting software as service applications, up from 18 percent a year ago, according to a recent Forrester research report. However, even as SaaS adoption increases during the current recession worries about total cost of ownership remains among software buyers.
The analyst house warns that although software-as-a-service is cheaper in the short term, total cost of ownership could turn out to be more expensive in the long run
SAP co-CEO Leo Apotheker says that Business ByDesign, the application giant's high-profile software as a service product, was delayed because of its total cost of ownership for the company.That's a fancy way of saying SAP hasn't figured out how to make money at its $149 per user per month price point.
I often see proprietary advocates re-frame open source as communist or socialist, in their comments here and elsewhere. But Tomlinson's view of the matter seems profoundly conservative, something right out of the Bush Administration playbook. Open source is the ownership society applied to software.
A succession of high-profile patent cases do the open source movement no harm at all by pushing the issue of software ownership into the mainstream
SUSE Linux 10 is a full Windows/Microsoft Office replacement on one DVD at a bargain price. Home users could do a lot worse, and even IT managers may learn to love it.
SAP's worst nightmare is an outsourcer that delivers all the benefits of business automation without any of the headaches of software ownership.
IBM has called for tighter regulation of patents and a review of intellectual property ownership issues in collaborative software development. Big Blue -- one of the largest patent-holders in the United States -- detailed its position at a media event in New York last week.
A senior Veritas Software executive has given strong indication that its products and accompanying brands should remain intact despite an impending change in ownership."Branding for the company is one thing; branding for products is another," said Robert Maness, vice president for product marketing and management at Veritas.
I recently wrote about CounterSpy, a fairly new antispyware utility from Sunbelt Software. I wasn't aware Sunbelt licensed the code base and definition file from Giant Company Software under a co-ownership deal.
A Florida company claims co-ownership of anti-spyware software scooped up by Microsoft this week in an acquisition.
Linux provider Cybersource has updated its two year old study comparing the total cost of ownership (TCO) when using Microsoft's products against open source solutions -- only to find that Linux is still cheaper.The study comes after a wave of similar "independent" studies that have been commissioned by Microsoft or its partners and indicate that proprietary software is cheaper than open source solutions.
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