Non-SPLA Licensing for Hosted Microsoft Software

Christopher Barnett  Comments (0)
Most businesses seeking to license Microsoft software for the purpose of delivering hosted software solutions over the Internet turn first to the company’s Services Provider License Agreement (SPLA). SPLA is Microsoft’s flagship licensing model for...

Microsoft SAM – An Audit by Another Name

Rob Scott  Comments (0)
When I heard a Microsoft executive recently explain its new approach to software license compliance enforcement, I couldn’t believe my ears. Statements like, “Microsoft does not endorse audits,” and “Microsoft believes that most of its...

Beware of IBM’s “Blue Washing”

Christopher Barnett  Comments (0)
Fans of Star Trek likely are familiar with the dreaded Borg – an alien race of cyborgs that survives and swells its ranks primarily by conquering other races and then absorbing them into the collective...