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3 Posts for March 2010

Mar 31
2010 

Simplified Electronic Software Delivery for ISVs and End-users Alike!

Customer experience, revenue protection, and resource optimization is top of mind for all organizations, including software vendors. SafeNet and Akamai have teamed up to provide software vendors with a user-friendly, secure solution for automating electronic software delivery (ESD).

By combining the back office licensing fulfillment and automation features of Sentinel EMS, SafeNet’s web based entitlement management platform, with Akamai’s industry-leading Electronic Software Delivery (ESD) solution, customers are able to improve the end-user software purchasing and activation experience while protecting revenue and reducing internal operating costs.

Mar 28
2010 

Perfect Harmony

Some high profile software companies are insanely profitable. Most software companies, though, have a tougher time – offering more niche products and (relatively) high prices in specialized fields and with limited resources. In these cases, software licensing is at the heart of the relationship between their company and their customer.For these companies, software licensing defines every dimension of every interaction:
Mar 24
2010 

IT Expects Virtualization to Save Money for Licensing

Recently, we ran a survey in Europe and in North America and asked IT directors and other technology decision makers some questions about virtualization. One was “Virtual Machines – do you have it or plan to get/use it soon?” The reply was overwhelmingly (80%) yes.

Another question (to the 80%) was “What is your #1 driver for Virtual Machines?” Nearly 50% of the responses were in the category of “reducing licensing expense”. This perception is evident because the types of license agreements companies are dealing with simply do not reflect the modern age.   Licenses describe installations per site/server/location, and when in a high speed networked and virtualized environment, these are increasingly meaningless concepts.