Software publishers

Licence management is the mainstay of many ITAM roles, so it is important to stay informed on the latest software publisher news. We aim to keep our readers informed on the latest developments at tier 1, 2 and 3 software publishers, combined with analysis of how it will affect ITAM professionals.
  • Ouch! Oracle Java licensing switches to employee count metric

    Ouch! Oracle Java licensing switches to employee count metric

    As of January 23, 2023 Oracle have changed the licensing model for Java. Formerly based on “Named User Plus (NUP)” for client devices and “Processors” for servers, Oracle Java is now licensed based on the “employee” count of ...
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  • USU tools receive ITAM Review Certifications 

    USU tools receive ITAM Review Certifications 

    We are delighted to announce that USU have attained certification status for two of their IT Asset Management products. USU Software Asset Management is certified for Enterprise SaaS Management. Furthermore, their solution for managing SAP software ...
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  • NASA overspends on Oracle by $15m, SAM practices branded as

    NASA overspends on Oracle by $15m, SAM practices branded as "basic"

    NASA has overspent on Oracle to the tune of $15m. This is among the many findings of NASA’s Office of Inspector General’s scathing report into the agency’s poor SAM practices. The Inspector General certainly didn’t hold back. ...
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  • Highlights from the Wisdom NA 2023 agenda

    Highlights from the Wisdom NA 2023 agenda

    What is there to look out for in the agenda for Wisdom NA 2023? After three years of virtual events, we are excited to be returning to Florida to host Wisdom North America as an in-person ...
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  • 3 customer examples of increased Oracle audit activity in 2022

    3 customer examples of increased Oracle audit activity in 2022

    Evan Boyd, Vice President of Business Development at Software Licensing Consultants discusses the increased Oracle audit activity they saw last year. In the face of inflation and economic slowdown, Oracle has been trying to pad its ...
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  • 12 days of ITAM: Day 12 - IBM in 2023

    12 days of ITAM: Day 12 - IBM in 2023

    The year ahead with IBM includes many areas to watch, says Miriam Redding, Director at Navigate Clear. IBM’s cloud strategy is a hybrid cloud approach with a focus on industry specific solutions. IBM CloudPak’s are the ...
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  • 12 days of ITAM: Day 6 - Microsoft licensing

    12 days of ITAM: Day 6 - Microsoft licensing

    12 days of ITAM would not be complete without tackling everyone’s favourite software publisher… In the final quarter of 2022, Microsoft got busy. There have been a dizzying number of changes, announcements, and updates flying out ...
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  • IBM price increases coming in 2023

    IBM price increases coming in 2023

    Happy New Year from IBM. Here are your new prices More software “price harmonisation” coming from a Tier 1 vendor… following on from Microsoft’s recent announcement, IBM is increasing its pricing by as much as 24% ...
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  • “Price Harmonization,” - Microsoft price rises coming in 2023

    “Price Harmonization,” - Microsoft price rises coming in 2023

    Microsoft price rises are coming in 2023. In an effort to “become more agile”, Microsoft have announced they will begin a new process to “harmonize” their global pricing to the US dollar. This will, according to ...
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