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6 Posts for May 2011

May 19
2011 

Join Chris Holland at SIIA All About the Cloud Conference May 25th

Next Wednesday, Chris Holland, Vice President of Software Rights Management for SafeNet will present at the Software and Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) All About the Cloud Conference in San Francisco.  Chris’s presentation, Understanding and Avoiding Four Common Pitfalls of Cloud Service Monetization, will take place on Wednesday, May 25 at 1:30PM PDT. SafeNet will also showcase Sentinel Cloud Services, the industry’s only software licensing and entitlement management solution delivered in the cloud for the cloud at booth #8.

May 18
2011 

Sentinel Cloud Launches

In March we officially released Sentinel Cloud Services, the industry’s first and only software licensing and entitlement management solution delivered “from the cloud for the cloud”. In prior issues I have discussed some of the growing trends toward SaaS-based applications and the shift away from on-premise software from both an internal perspective and end user experience. At this moment, I want to assume that a large percentage of our customers have already embraced the benefits of SaaS and are beginning to think about transitioning some of their offerings to the cloud.

May 16
2011 

Variety is the Spice of Software Licensing

Monetization of Software continues to innovate in the buyer-seller dynamic creating more competitive options for vendors.  Nowhere is this dynamic more active than in the cloud.  SaaS vendors, true to the nature of their offerings and the culture of their organizations and missions, are offering more ways to consume their services and are updating and tweaking these at a hectic pace.

We believe that in the end, software consumption will be more a function of the customer – but for now and for the vast majority of the software industry it is a function of the supplier side of the equation (ISV, channel partner, means of distribution, revenue recognition etc…).

May 13
2011 

Ensure Maximum Software Profitability with SafeNet Sentinel

As a valued SafeNet Sentinel customer, leveraging your existing software licensing and protection solution is easier than you might think. The SafeNet Sentinel portfolio offers solutions for your on-premise, embedded, and cloud applications:

  • Entitlement management
  • Back-office license operations
  • SaaS monetization
  • Software protection (hard and soft lock)
  • Software licensing
  • Anti-piracy
  • Professional services

Enable new revenue streams, streamline license back-office operations, protect intellectual property against piracy, and monetize Software as a Service (SaaS). Contact SentinelQuestions@safenet-inc.com today and learn how to improve your software  monetization strategy.

May 12
2011 

CIO Magazine: “Cloud is Making Software Vendors ‘Schizoid’”…

While the IT world has largely embraced the cloud as an enabler of innovation and an efficient ax for cost cutting, traditional software vendors are left reeling. For one thing, the switch to cloud means an end to front-end licensing and ongoing maintenance revenues and a steep increase in short-term costs associated with re-architecting. In an effort to cope, many try to fudge… Read More @ CIO.com