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Autodesk Licensing Explained

Autodesk is a large software vendor that provides over two hundred different software titles to many different industry segments including architecture, engineering, and media and entertainment. Autodesk’s flagship is AutoCAD, a family of products used, for example, in the animation engines for popular PC and console computer games.

Greater Choice for Mobile Technologies

Crowded and mature, that’s today’s market for smartphones and mobile devices. Apple and Samsung are assured leaders but others such as Sony and Microsoft have equally good brand recognition and strong offerings. Giving consumers and businesses the choice between handsets and operating systems leads to healthy competition and continual development of features and functionality.

Cloud Spend Up 23%

The evolution to Cloud is changing, or I would even go as far to say that it has changed the way vendors deliver software and services. The model has shifted the cost of software from the balance sheet to profit and loss. 

Practical Software Audit Defense: Pt II

In part one we focused on the initial steps required when responding to a software audit demand. In part two we explain how you can effectively manage a vendor review and what you should do at the conclusion of a vendor audit.

Practical Software Audit Defense: Pt I

Software Audits have been a challenge for organizations for years – whether from software publishers themselves, through their auditing partners such as Deloitte and KPMG, or the number of industry watchdogs around the world such as the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) or the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

Upgrading to Windows Server 2016

As we are sure you are aware Microsoft has moved Windows Server licensing from per-processor to per-core. We first spoke about this change in a blog back in January of this year. This will be a big change for Windows Server customers with a very high risk that the migration process from processor to core will result in either over-spending or under-licensing challenges.

The true cost of Azure

Cloud services provide infrastructure and software more or less at the click of a button, with scalability to match your ever-changing business needs. In short, what organizations get is flexibility. But there’s a price to be paid. At the outset, the seamless, worry-free flexibility that cloud service vendors and their easy-to-use web portals offer might seem like good value. 

How to License Microsoft in Citrix

Licensing Microsoft applications in environments like Citrix is one of the biggest ‘gotchas’ that Microsoft customers and Software Asset Managers face. We often see that organizations misinterpret the licensing rules resulting in overspend or non-compliance, two positions you do not want to be in.

Adobe Upgrade Simplified

In 2013 Adobe released a statement indicating that they will no longer be selling perpetual software. Instead, it was to release something called Creative Cloud and move the license model from device to subscription user with regular updates and storage from the Cloud. 

Managing Mobile Device Usage Agreements

How do you relate to your mobile phone? Greg BaylisSnow’s Mobility Expert and I were discussing this just the other day and acknowledged that users have a completely different mindset towards their phones than they do to their computers.

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