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Software License Audit: Fifty Shades of Grey

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Aggressive Vendor audit staff likened to Christian Grey the protagonist in Fifty Shades of Grey….. Analyst Forrester has compared aggressive software sales staff to Fifty Shades of Grey‘s eponymous protagonist after accusing them of trying to exploit grey areas in licensing rules to claw cash from end users. Forrester’s researcher for sourcing and vendor management professionals, Duncan Jones, said some ... Read More »

Oracle To Sell Hardware Business ?

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Sheshagiri Anegondi (Sheshu) This post is triggered by a some news items that have appeared over the past few weeks. A couple of these articles are appended at the end of this post. Personally I do not believe that Oracle will exit the hardware business. The reasons are not necessarily colored by my personal fondness for Oracle – though this is ... Read More »

Microsoft to hike prices

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Microsoft is set to increase the price of some of its licences by about 15 per cent in the summer. From 1 July – the start of the vendor’s FY16 – the price of on-premise User Client Access Licences (CALs) will jump 15 per cent when priced per user. All volume licensing programmes – including academic and government – will ... Read More »

VMware vs. Hyper-V licensing and pricing exposé

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Compare VMware v/s Hyper-V Licensing and pricing (published here through WordPress share, link to original article at the end of this post) There are many links in this article that give additional information to compare VMware and Hyper-V. Like the Red Sox vs. Yankees and Hatfields vs. McCoys, VMware vSphere vs. Microsoft Hyper-V is a natural rivalry, with both vendors ... Read More »

Adobe hits Forever 21 with suit over pirated Photoshop

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 (news item has appeared in multiple publications, published here through WordPress share, link to original at bottom of post)  Adobe has take popular clothing store Forever 21 to court, claiming they have pirated Photoshop. The software company states that the store pirated 63 different instances of Adobe software products, including Acrobat, Photoshop and Illustrator.  The suit that was filed in ... Read More »

Oracle To Sell Hardware Business ?

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Sheshagiri Anegondi (Sheshu) This post is triggered by a some news items that have appeared over the past few weeks. A couple of these articles are appended at the end of this post. Personally I do not believe that Oracle will exit the hardware business. The reasons are not necessarily colored by my personal fondness for Oracle – though this is ... Read More »

Dealing With Next Software Renewal Call from MS, Oracle, SAP, IBM

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IT departments are being subjected to ruthless tactics by software sales teams when they renegotiate contracts with the big four suppliers – but the CIO can fight back. by Cliff Saran (link to original article at end of this post, published here through WordPress share) IT departments are being subjected to ruthless tactics by software sales teams when they renegotiate ... Read More »

Optimize SAP Licensing by Using Workflows

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Saving money on SAP licenses requires having the right license metric for specific users. Wouldn’t it be better if this is done in a proactive manner rather than reconciling authorizations at the end of a period ? Without minimizing the importance of the latter process, given below is an excellent process that can be followed by instituting a ‘user creation ... Read More »

CIOs now come under Sarbanes-Oxley

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Dec 15 2014 : This was the deadline for a new Sarbanes-Oxley framework regarding management of Technology Assets. Read the article below to get details of what needs to be done in the control, governance and reporting of technology assets and its management. Article by Craig Calle, SHI. (link to original article at the end of this post, published here ... Read More »