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5 Posts for October 2012

Oct 29

Mobility Matters: Are B2B Software Developers Ready?

Over the last several weeks, I have been doing a fair bit of traveling. I found myself in the unfortunate situation of not having the use of my laptop for a few days while traveling internationally. Fortunately, I was traveling with a few key gadgets: my iPad, a cool iPad keyboard from Zagg, and my cell phone. I had almost everything I needed to get my job done and was able to get by well enough for the remainder of my trip. Although I am an avid iPad user both for business and personal use, this experience reaffirmed just how close we are in many ways to really being able to decouple ourselves from the traditional PC for many of the office- based work functions that most of us manage on a daily basis.

Oct 25

Announcing Our Peace, Love, and Licensing Winners!

We had a groovy time here at LicensingLive! during September celebrating the 60’s during our Peace, Love and Licensing campaign.

We had an overwhelming response to registrations for our RSS feed.  From our entries, we drew random winners on October 15th.

Our grand prize winner of a $500 gift card and prize pack went to Mark Albonesi from Aspect.  Congratulations Mark!

Two additional entries were drawn and were each sent a prize pack and Peace, Love and Licensing tee shirt.  Those winners were: Joe Muldoon from Stromasys, and Michael Garrett from HTRI.

I’d like to thank everyone who participated in this contest, and I hope you had as much fun as we did taking a trip back to the 60’s generation.

Oct 24

Authorization vs. Authentication – What’s the Difference?

It’s easy to confuse authentication with authorization.  The two are frequently used interchangably in conversation and are often tightly associated as key pieces of web service infrastructure.  But the two are really two different concepts which often are completely divorced from each other.  Authentication is the process where by an individual’s identity is confirmed.  Whereas authorization is the association of that identity with rights and permissions.

Oct 15

Software Monetization Best Practices Featured at LicensingLive!

LicensingLive, the software industry’s premier licensing and software monetization event, was held last week in Cupertino.  Now in its 5th year, this two-day licensing event was bigger and better than ever before, featuring prominent speakers from various industries all coming together to share their experience and expertise about software monetization with LicensingLive’s nearly 100 attendees.

Oct 1

New Trends in the Piracy Battle: Copyright Infringing Websites, Part II

In the first part of this post, I discussed the history of software piracy, its accelerated growth and some of the legislative efforts against it, such as the DMCA and PRO-IP acts. These may be two of the most prominent initiatives in the battle against software piracy, but there are other efforts worth mentioning – both legislative and commercial, with household names such as Google and PayPal being very active examples of the latter.