Software License Solutions that Protect and Monetize Your Intellectual Property
Independent software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers clearly understand the strategic importance of the applications they develop - it's their business. But protecting intellectual property and properly monetizing software as well as capabilities and capacity on devices requires a comprehensive and flexible software licensing and entitlement management solution. In fact, according to the Business Software Alliance in 2010, nearly $59 billion worth of products were stolen.
Learn more about protecting and monetizing your intellectual property with software licensing and entitlement management solutions, here on the Flexera Software sponsored Software Licensing Channel on TMCnet.
Airvana and Ericsson Decide to Settle Dispute, Details Still Being Discussed
The legal battle between Airvana Network Solutions and Ericsson raged for well over a year but it was finally resolved recently after the two companies agreed to settle the dispute after mediation earlier this month. It all started when Airvana sued Ericsson in February 2012 for over $330 million, for allegedly violating trade secrets and trying to force Airvana out of business.
What is a Self-Service Enterprise App Store?
The ways in which we communicate within the business environment have changed over the past several years. New innovations have made it easier to collaborate across the miles, take our work with us on the road and more easily balance our work and personal lives.
The Trouble with Traditional Enterprise Software
The software industry is rapidly changing. Due to rapid advancements in cloud computing and mobile capabilities, licensing and entitlement compliance management are in the midst of a substantial overhaul. TMCnet recently reported on Adobe's shift to a cloud-hosted, subscription-based licensing model, clearly indicating that even major software providers are riding this swelling tide.
Adobe and the Winds of Change
If you ever had any doubt that the software licensing world is changing, doubt no more. We learned earlier this week that Adobe has made it official at its Adobe Max 2013 tradeshow that it will no longer be releasing new boxed versions of its Creative Suite software collection, and will instead begin to license out Creative Cloud, its cloud-hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) product.
To Bundle or Not to Bundle?
Bundling is not a foreign concept to either consumers or producers. A prime example - cable television has been bundling its channel offerings for decades. We subscribe to hundreds of channels for a monthly fee, of which we may actually use only three. Regardless of this demand, however, a la carte pricing for television is practically non-existent. There are interesting motivations fueling this bundle sales model, and it is important that the software industry evaluate its options carefully in this regard.
Flexera's FlexNet Connect Now Offers Greater Control Over the Update Experience
Provider of application usage management solutions Flexera Software recently introduced a major upgrade to its FlexNet Connect electronic delivery platform, described as being the most efficient way to provide users with software updates while obtaining insight into product use. This latest version of the software offers greater control over the update experience for both producers and their customers.
The Changing Tides of Software Licensing
The software licensing landscape is changing, a trend that emerged with the rapid adoption of cloud computing and access to hosted applications. Users are demanding more from their vendors and software developers are seeking ways to continue to protect revenue streams in a changing market. A new Flexera Software survey examines this current trend.
Snow Software Offers License Optimization for Cloud Based Applications
As increasing numbers of organizations switch over to cloud based software applications, Snow Software has extended its software asset management (SAM) solution to enable these organizations to optimize the associated licensing costs. Snow License Manager Version 6.2 provides users with a central hub and toolkit to effectively manage and optimize their software licenses.
Heirloom Computing Unveils Cloud-Based Licensing as a Service
Heirloom Computing recently introduced its new cloud-based licensing as a service (LaaS) solution, which will come as good news for software publishers and ISVs.