How to Defend a Software Audit

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Shrinking IT budgets and fierce competition among software publishers have created explosive growth in the incidence and frequency of software audits - a mechanism by which software publishers investigate their customers to determine if they are in compliance with software l......

How to Mitigate Five IBM Licensing Risks

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Because IBM products like WebSphere, DB2, Tivoli, Informix, and Lotus Notes are expensive, and companies cannot always easily or quickly verify compliance, companies are facing substantial unbudgeted financial risks associated with IBM licensing. For example, if a company is......

Hot Topics in Microsoft Enterprise License & Cloud Agreements

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Join Robert J. Scott, who represents some of the world's largest companies in enterprise transactions with Microsoft, to learn how the legal issues in enterprise agreements have shifted dramatically as Microsoft and other major vendors emphasize their cloud offerings. The k......

Reselling Microsoft SPLA & Cloud

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Many data center operators are considering adding cloud solutions to their menu of services. 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 ......

Successfully Defending Software Audits

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Shrinking IT budgets and fierce competition among software publishers have created explosive growth in the incidence and frequency of software audits - a mechanism by which software publishers investigate their customers to determine if they are in compliance with software l......

Ethical Considerations for Software Audits

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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 t......

Hot Topics in Adobe Licensing

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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 ret......

Software Compliance Risks in M&A Transactions

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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 div......

Six Secrets to Negotiating Managed Services Agreements

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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......

Surviving Autodesk Audits

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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 teleco......

Oracle Licensing Considerations

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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 di......

Legal Risks of IBM Licensing

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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-Capaci......

Cloud Contracts to Minimize Risks

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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, s......