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Navigating the Software Licensing Conundrum

2 months ago | by Michael Vizard

Software is clearly at the crux of most of the business models solution providers across the channel rely on to sustain their companies. However, there's a lot of room for improvement in how software... Read More »



  • 10 Reasons to Update Legacy Monitoring Tools
    There is no doubt that companies rely on technology to conduct business. The challenge is that as their digital infrastructures grow and become more complex, the monitoring tools added over the years have become difficult to manage and use together....
  • Automation Provides Key to IT Services Success
    Service providers in the channel need to increase their investments in IT automation to survive, and ultimately thrive, concludes a new study conducted by LogicNow, a provider of IT service management (ITSM) tools delivered via the cloud. Although...
  • Big Data Projects Encounter Headwinds
    Although interest in big data projects remains strong, many organizations are starting to encounter significant headwinds, a new survey of 210 IT executives in North America and Europe shows. Conducted by IDG Research Services on behalf of Capgemini...
  • IT Execs and Managers See DR Needs Differently
    Disaster recovery (DR) is emerging as a business priority as IT executives focus increasingly on data protection and delivering uninterrupted services, according to a report released by disaster recovery-as-a-service provider Bluelock, in...
  • Channel Opportunity: Remedying Data Management Woes
    Data management is a ripe opportunity for solution providers throughout the channel. As the amount of data that organizations need to manage grows exponentially, the majority of IT organizations are in the midst of crafting a new data management...
  • 15 Important Facts About Business Resilience
    How resilient is your business? That's what a new survey asks more than 2,000 chief technology officers, chief information officers and other IT professionals. The 2016 State of Resilience report from high availability/disaster recovery (HA/DR)...
  • Hyperconvergence Plus SDI Redefine the Data Center
    The challenge for solution providers is to find ways to tap into the rapidly growing markets for hyperconverged and software-defined infrastructure technologies.
  • How Businesses Waste Their Software Investments
    Many organizations waste a significant share of their enterprise software budgets through unused or underused software, and out-of-compliance software contracts, according to a new report from Flexera Software, a provider of software licensing,...
  • How IT Plans to Deploy Windows 10 and ConfigMgr
    As the use of Windows 10 becomes more widespread in the enterprise, so should Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr), according to a recent survey from Adaptiva, a provider of IT systems management offerings. Because Microsoft is...
  • Get Ready for the Rise of Reactive Systems
    The difference between success and failure for many solution providers across the channel is the ability to see the next big IT thing in time to prepare to take advantage of it. That next big thing might just be "reactive systems," defined as an...
  • Why Software Asset Management Matters
    By failing to provide management, tracking and protection of software assets, businesses are exposing themselves to multiple risks that can lead to security threats and software audits. These risks can be costly and resource-intensive, according to...
  • Big Data Opportunities Loom Large for the Channel
    For the IT channel, big data analytics opportunities abound and could be the proverbial gift that keeps on giving for the rest of this decade and beyond.
  • Opportunity: Software Licensing Revenue Recovery
    A high number of software vendors continue to rely on traditional software licensing models, and most of them know that customers are using their software well beyond the scope of their licensing agreements, according to a new survey conducted by...
  • Big Data to Transform Channel Management
    Vendors are becoming interested in big data analytics platforms that provide insights based on a broader spectrum of data than many of them can collect.
  • Self-Service BI Still Has a Little Ways to Go
    In theory, self-service business intelligence (BI) applications are supposed to make organizations more agile by getting IT out of the way of business users. In reality, most organizations thus far have shown a limited ability to execute on those BI...
  • Big Data Starts to Strain Data Warehouse Platforms
    The data warehouse landscape is rapidly evolving as IT organizations move to embrace big data technologies, such as Hadoop and Apache Spark, according to the findings of a new survey that Researchscape conducted on behalf of Actian, a provider of...
  • Integrating Multiple Data Sources Challenges CFOs
    Given the fact that chief financial officers are the ones who ultimately pay the bills for large-scale IT projects, it behooves solution providers across the channel to better understand what issues are top of mind for CFOs. A global survey of 435...
  • How Interconnected Enterprises Spur Business Gains
    The number of interconnected enterprises is expected to double by 2017, according to a survey, conducted by Equinix, an interconnection and data center company. The survey of more than 1,000 IT decision-makers also reveals the biggest business...
  • Why Adoption Rates of Emerging Tech Matter
    Organizations actively using big data, cloud computing and mobile computing are growing by up to 53 percent faster than those that lag behind in embracing emerging technologies, according to the Global Technology Adoption Index 2015. The...
  • Apache Spark Adoption Fuels Big Data Analytics Growth
    As one of the most vibrant and widely adopted open-source projects, Apache Spark in-memory clusters are driving new opportunities for application development as well as increased consumption of IT infrastructure. Apache Spark is now the most active...
  • Hadoop Becomes Mainstream Across the Enterprise
    Hadoop is already fairly widespread, with internal IT organizations driving much of that adoption, according to a survey of more than 2,100 business users. Most organizations are still in the early stages of Hadoop use in a production environment,...

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