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To SPLA or Not to SPLA – Microsoft Licensing for the Hosting Services Provider

Microsoft publishes what have become industry standards for numerous different software products, and the market for hosted software solutions that incorporate or that are built on Microsoft programs is a lucrative one. However, Microsoft has very specific licensing requirements for making its products available to end users through commercial hosting services, and the failure to…

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Ethical Considerations for Software Audits

Software audits initiated by software publishers and trade associations such as The Business Software Alliance (“BSA”) and Software & Industry Information Association (“SIIA”) are on the rise. A company should be aware of the implications of the process and strategy decisions related to how the data is collected. Traditional protections of the data under the…

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Hot Topics in Adobe Licensing

Adobe software is used by a wide range of professionals, from administrative, executive, and creative professionals in advertising, marketing, broadcasting, media and entertainment, photography, publishing, education, high tech, government, financial services, gaming and retail. Adobe has recently increased its auditing efforts, and has aggressively targeted many of its customers for in-depth audits resulting in millions…

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Software Compliance Risks in M&A Transactions

IP rights are becoming increasingly important in asset and stock transactions involving business computers and software.  The complexity of software licenses makes it difficult to understand which licenses should and can be transferred as part of an asset acquisition or divestiture.  Increasingly, enterprise software publishers see business combinations between their customers as creating additional revenue…

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Six Secrets to Negotiating Managed Services Agreements

You and your team worked hard to get the sale, don’t let the paperwork stand in your way of closing the deal. This webinar explores how to use documents that successfully protect your interests but don’t scare your customers and prospects away. Julie Machal-Fulks examines many of the common objections and solutions to provisions contained in MSP agreements. MSPs…

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Six Secrets to Offering Commercial Hosting Services using Microsoft SPLA

In its OEM, retail and volume license agreements, Microsoft prohibits its customers from using its products for “commercial hosting services.” That prohibition leaves a major hole in Microsoft’s license grant for IT and software service providers and for any other companies with customer-facing applications hosted on Microsoft infrastructure. As a result, many companies now require…

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Surviving Autodesk Audits

Autodesk products are used by more than 10 million architects, designers, engineers, manufacturers, and digital artists across multiple industries, including architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, automotive, media and entertainment, and utilities and telecommunications. For every legal copy of Autodesk software sold in the marketplace, five more illegitimate copies are distributed. What does this mean for the…

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Negotiating Enterprise Licensing and Cloud Service Agreements with Microsoft

Software licensing options for large enterprises have evolved substantially over the past several years. Businesses today have more options and flexibility to meet their software needs. However, with that flexibility often comes complex software asset management (SAM) obligations. Licensing models that were previously unavailable absent extensive negotiations are now regularly offered. IT teams must equip…

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Oracle Licensing Considerations

Oracle software is used by a wide range of enterprises. Oracle has recently increased its auditing efforts, and has aggressively targeted many of its customers for in-depth audits resulting in millions of dollars in financial demands. In this webinar, Julie Machal-Fulks discusses typical Oracle licensing metrics, Oracle audit approaches, common surprises in Oracle audits, and legal…

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Legal Risks of IBM Licensing

Because IBM products like WebSphere, DB2, Tivoli, Informix, and Lotus Notes are expensive, and companies cannot easily or quickly verify compliance, the risks associated with IBM licensing can be severe.  For example, if a company is trying to license under IBM’s Sub-Capacity license rules and fails to adhere to all of the requirements, IBM often…