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.
  • Adobe price increases: Could Ado BE any more expensive?

    Adobe price increases: Could Ado BE any more expensive?

    Whatever Microsoft can do, Adobe can do too, right? April 27th, 2022 sees the introduction of Adobe price increases of 4-7% for Adobe Creative Cloud products in 36 countries. Just as with Microsoft, the justification for ...
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  • Flexera & IBM collaborate on hybrid IT governance

    Flexera & IBM collaborate on hybrid IT governance

    IBM has announced two products designed to improve hybrid IT governance. First up is IBM Turbonomic Application Resource Management, the first fruits of IBM’s acquisition of Turbonomic in 2021. By combining Turbonomic’s existing IaaS management capabilities ...
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  • Microsoft Power Apps pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pricing model

    Microsoft Power Apps pay-as-you-go (PAYG) pricing model

    Microsoft have recently made Power Apps available under a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) model, alongside the traditional “per user”/ “per app” options. The rationale behind Power Apps pay-as-you-go appears to be so Redmond can help organisations digitally transform ...
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  • Attack vs Defence: How to Avoid Conceding an Oracle Audit Compliance Penalty

    Attack vs Defence: How to Avoid Conceding an Oracle Audit Compliance Penalty

    As a part of the SAM team in a large organisation, your role can feel like the last line of defence against mega-vendor software audits and multi-million-dollar compliance settlement fees. You may have a well-drilled team ...
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  • Software-enforced obsolescence undermines Microsoft’s sustainability credentials

    Software-enforced obsolescence undermines Microsoft’s sustainability credentials

    This article is the first in a two-part series co-authored with Tamsir Fayer, VP & CMO of Softcorner. With the COP26 agreement in place, now is the time for everyone, including IT departments, to do their ...
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  • SAP HANA database: Managing spend & risk

    SAP HANA database: Managing spend & risk

    This article was provided by Becki Riall, Senior SAP Licensing Consultant with JNC Consulting. SAP HANA is an in-memory database developed by SAP and was originally introduced in 2010. The adoption rate is growing due to ...
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  • Are legacy software vendors unfairly distorting the cloud?

    Are legacy software vendors unfairly distorting the cloud?

    A new report, commissioned by CISPE (Cloud Infrastructure Services Providers in Europe), sees Professor Frédéric Jenny looking into the “prevalence and impact” of alleged unfair licensing terms from software vendors – with particular relation to the ...
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  • Oracle audits: Amazon RDS and questionable sales tactics?

    Oracle audits: Amazon RDS and questionable sales tactics?

    Oracle v Envisage Earlier this year (May 2021), Oracle started legal proceedings against Envisage Technologies LLC and the case centered around alleged under-licensing in their Amazon RDS environment. What is Amazon RDS? Amazon Relational Database Service ...
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  • Microsoft 365 Compliance Assessments

    Microsoft 365 Compliance Assessments

    What are Microsoft assessments? According to Microsoft. “A template is a framework of controls for creating an assessment in Compliance Manager. Our comprehensive set of templates can help your organization comply with national, regional, and industry-specific ...
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