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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…

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Cloud Contracts to Minimize Risks

Cloud contracts expose both the client and the service provider to risks not present in more traditional technology service or software transactions. The transformation from on-premises software deployments to cloud based models has widespread implication for data privacy, security, and regulatory compliance. Robert Scott addresses each element that contributes to privacy and security risk in…

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The Best Defense is a Good Offense: How the Certification Revisions will Help Reduce Licensing Liability for MSPs

MSP Alliance offers the oldest certification program for cloud computing and managed services providers, MSP/Cloud Verify Program (MSPCV), based on ten control objectives of the United Standard for Cloud & MSPs (UCS).  One set of questions incorporated into the UCS earlier this year will help MSPs identify potential licensing risks and will allow the MSP…