Licensing

European Union (EU) vs Google: This is not going to go the way you think, EU

By |2018-07-20T09:13:29+00:0020 July 2018|Analysis, Licensing, Mobile, Platforms and Operating Systems|

The European Union has fined Google €4 billion for acting, in what it says, is an anti-competitive way. This does not come as a surprise; the EU has a history with big US tech companies. One is reminded of its high-profile battle with Microsoft that resulted in a fine. Google’s “crime” is to use its [...]

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CIC Insights: Will IBM reinvent software licensing through Containers?

By |2017-07-17T10:46:19+00:0017 July 2017|Analysis, Cloud, Licensing, Mainframe, Vendor Analysis|

Two months ago at DockerCon 17, IBM announced it was to make Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) available for Linux on IBM z Systems. This was an announcement that IBM had widely trailed having talking about multiple container technologies and the mainframe for some time. What was different this time was the detail around the announcement. [...]

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Adobe finds cloud has a gold plated lining

By |2016-10-17T10:52:35+00:007 May 2013|Analysis, Licensing|

There has been quite a reaction to the announcement from Adobe that Creative Suite, as a boxed product, is effectively dead. There are many good reasons for Adobe to take this step although there are also some issues that it still needs to address. We take a first look at the benefits Creative Cloud delivers for [...]

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Smart Cloud connections: Partner strategies to nurture

By |2016-10-17T10:52:44+00:0014 October 2011|Analysis, Delivery and Lifecycle Management, Licensing|

Without partners, Independent Software Vendors, Service Providers, System Integrators and other Consultancies would struggle to compete in a global market and also would probably face massive increases in their direct sales forces. Today, the Cloud is changing these partner models. Evolution of the partnership model Over the years we have seen the way that dealers, [...]

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Wanted: Software Quality Kite Stamp

By |2016-10-17T10:52:47+00:003 January 2011|Analysis, Licensing, Policy and regulation, Software Quality|

Ever looked at the End User Licence Agreement that comes with your software? No? Really? Wow! Perhaps you should, then you'd realise just how badly the software industry is treating you once it has your money. In brief the EULA says, thanks for your money, software may or may not work but if it doesn't, [...]

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