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April 6, 2014

Software license optimization as managed services

SaaS-Magazin

Flexera Software promoted a new global initiative is offered in the software license optimization as managed services through specialized employees of the company or an extensive partner network. "We work with the best and most successful managed services partner for software license optimization together," says Tim Boudreau, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Flexera Software. (This article is in German. Use Google Translate to read it in English.)

April 4, 2014

Internet of Things: Device manufacturers need new business model

absatzwirtschaft

A recently published Gartner report concludes that machine builders and equipment manufacturers have to sell more than just additional web-enabled products to benefit from the "Internet of things" and to remain competitive. They also have to find a way to like them. Using the embedded systems that configure the hardware flexibility and control their functions, to generate revenue A necessary step in this direction is the use of software licensing and entitlement management. (This article is in German. Use Google Translate to read it in English.)

April 4, 2014

Study: Internet of Things - machine builders need new business model

AutoCAD & Inventor

For manufacturers of internet-capable device software monetization is through licensing and authorization management more important: The current published Gartner report Emerging Technology Analysis: Software Licensing & Entitlement Management Is the Key to Monetizing the Internet of Things comes to the conclusion that machine builders and equipment manufacturers more than must only sell additional Internet-enabled products to benefit from the internet of things and to remain competitive. In addition, companies must find a way to like them. Using the embedded systems that configure the hardware flexibility and control their functions, to generate revenue A necessary step in this direction is the use of software licensing and entitlement management. (This article is in German. Use Google Translate to read it in English.)

April 4, 2014

Study: Internet of Things - machine builders need new business model

Digital Business Cloud

For manufacturers of internet-capable device software monetization is through licensing and authorization management more important: The current published Gartner report Emerging Technology Analysis: Software Licensing & Entitlement Management Is the Key to Monetizing the Internet of Things comes to the conclusion that machine builders and equipment manufacturers more than must only sell additional Internet-enabled products to benefit from the internet of things and to remain competitive. In addition, companies must find a way to like them. Using the embedded systems that configure the hardware flexibility and control their functions, to generate revenue A necessary step in this direction is the use of software licensing and entitlement management. (This article is in German. Use Google Translate to read it in English.)

April 3, 2014

In the Internet of Things, software is key to value creation

Silicon Angle

The erosion of hardware margins is outstripping the ability of manufacturers to make it up on volume, even as the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to expand at an accelerating pace, concludes a new report penned by Laurie F. Wurster, Research Director at Gartner. The report, entitled “Emerging Technology Analysis: Software Licensing and Entitlement Management Is the Key to Monetizing the Internet of Things” was published on Monday and points to embedded applications as a potentially paradigm-shifting source of differentiation—and sustainable revenues—in the connected era.

April 3, 2014

Flexera Software Launches Cloud Licensing Service

Talkin' Cloud

Flexera Software's latest cloud offering update is intended to help application developers to explore new licensing models that reduce or even eliminate the complexity of managing a local license server. The new features are part of Flexera's FlexNet Producer Suite, a software licensing, entitlement management and delivery product.

April 3, 2014

Why the Key to Internet of Things Profit Lies in Embedded Apps

CBR
Providers cannot compete on price for IoT success

Manufacturers specialising in the Internet of Things (IoT) will not make money from the sales of their devices unless they unlock economic value from the software developed to power their devices, according to the latest research.

April 2, 2014

Internet of Things: 5 tips to monetize

InfoTech Lead

IT market research agency Gartner has shared 5 tips to monetize from Internet of Things. Simplify, differentiate, drive revenue, grow market and protect your IP are the five tips that can assist you to monetize from M2M initiatives.

April 1, 2014

Gartner Report advises Manufacturers to reinvent their business models if they want to profit from the Internet of Things

Virtual Strategy Magazine
Monetising the software that powers Internet-connected devices will be key to maintain competitive advantage

Analyst firm Gartner has released a report entitled Emerging Technology Analysis: Software Licensing & Entitlement Management Is the Key to Monetizing the Internet of Things that validates Flexera Software's ongoing advice to the manufacturing industry with regards to benefiting from the Internet of Things (IoT). In essence, simply selling more devices will not result in the massive spike in profits manufacturers are hoping for as they make a play to compete in the Internet of Things.

April 1, 2014

Flexera Software Launches an outsourced management offering licenses

IT For Business

At a time when the Business Software Alliance announced it collected € 1,325 million with French companies for non-compliance of their software licenses, Flexera Software publisher specializing in the management of licenses, announces a new marketing method offers its Software License Optimization . This will be issued by certified outsourced partners or directly by Flexera Software mode. (This article is in French. Use Google Translate to read it in English.)

April 1, 2014

Gartner claims Internet of Things will require business model shake-up

TechRadar
Business models will need to change

Computer manufacturers hoping to make cash from the Internet of Things (IoT) can't make profit selling more devices, according to analyst company Gartner. Instead, Gartner warns, manufacturers who are hoping to make a play to compete in the IoT market will have to shake up their business models completely.

April 1, 2014

Gartner: Reinvent Your Business Model to Profit From the Internet of Things

HuffPost Tech

Simply selling more device units will not result in the massive spike in profits manufacturers are hoping for as they make a play to compete in the Internet of Things (IoT). In addition to selling more Internet-connected devices, businesses will also have to figure out how to make money from the software they develop that flexibly configures their devices and powers functionality - and they'll also have to leverage software licensing and entitlement management as the mechanism to capture those additional revenues. This is the conclusion of a new report published today by Gartner, Software Licensing & Entitlement Management is the Key to Monetizing the Internet of Things.

April 1, 2014

Internet of Things revenues are in embedded software, Flexera says

Business Cloud News

Selling more devices won’t result in big spikes in profits that Internet of Things manufacturers are hoping for, according to software provider Flexera. Instead, manufacturers will have to figure out how to create sticky revenue from the software developed to configure and power their products, the firm said.

April 1, 2014

Manufacturers must reinvent business models to profit from Internet of Things

Real Business

Simply selling more devices will not result in the massive spike in profits manufacturers are hoping for as they make a play to compete in the Internet of Things (IoT), states Gartner report.

March 31, 2014

Flexera Software launches its outsourced services for its product Software License Optimization

ITR Press

Provided by Flexera Software Certified Partners, the new outsourced services enable client companies to take advantage of this licensing model to reduce costs and ensure ongoing compliance of their licenses. (This article is in French. Use Google Translate to read it in English.)

March 25, 2014

Tech watch: Everything and anything

ARN

Data has always been created in growing amounts, but not in the ways it is today.  The Internet of Everything is the end result, but where does it leave the IT industry?

March 18, 2014

Survey finds companies failing to profit from intelligent devices

Irish Manufacturing

Many hardware manufacturers are currently developing software applications for their products - transforming them into "intelligent devices" , but the majority still do not understand the new revenue opportunities available to them by leveraging the power of their smart devices and the software that runs on top of them.

March 14, 2014

Windows 9: Another OS, another migration

Business Spectator

Rumours are rife that Windows 9 (codenamed Threshold) is scheduled for launch in April 2015. If true, this operating system (OS) will come in less than 18 months after the launch of Windows 8.1. This is when many enterprises are scrambling to transition to Windows 7 from Windows XP; and some businesses are potentially underway in their Windows 8/8.1 projects.

March 14, 2014

Application Usage Management Survey: All Signs Point to Intelligent Devices

M2M Evolution

Application usage management helps ensure companies are optimizing their costs and usage of applications. In a recent survey, Flexera Software, a provider of software license management, software compliance, installation and application packaging solutions, explored best practices and trends for application usage management across a number of executives at application producers and enterprises that use and manage software and devices.

March 12, 2014

Druva Aims to Help Smooth Windows XP Migrations

VAR Guy

Spring is almost here, and along with cleaning out all of the junk in your attic, it's time for Windows XP users to upgrade to a new OS. Microsoft (MSFT) is ending support of the popular Windows XP OS on April 8, 12 years after it was introduced to market. The vendor also plans to discontinue support of the Windows XP mode used in Windows 7.

March 10, 2014

App, app and away: building an enterprise app store

Information Age
With Gartner predicting that a quarter of organisations will have an enterprise app store (EAS) by 2017, Information Age examines this burgeoning trend

As consumer technologies continue to amplify employee expectations in the workplace, it has never been more vital for businesses to enable those experiences. However, keeping pace can often mean neglecting security policies and making the enterprise vulnerable to cyber threats. This is a particular concern in the realm of mobility.

March 10, 2014

The lack of automation in the management of licenses and rights entails a loss result for ISVs

ITR News

The low level of technology use software license management and usage rights from the flange ISV revenue that could be generated by including virtualization, and reduce the effectiveness in terms of placing on the market and marketing. This is the main conclusion that we can draw from reading the study "Application Usage Management" unveiled by Flexera Software, provider of Application Usage Management solutions for publishers and businesses. This study was conducted jointly by Flexera Software and IDC with more than 750 companies - software, user companies, manufacturers of smart technological equipment, etc.. - On all aspects of managing the life cycle of software licenses. (This article is in French. Use Google Translate to read it in English.)

March 7, 2014

Cope SAP license audit

Compliance-Magazin.de

Help New SAP-related functions for indirect accesses and license conditions to maintain compliance and minimize surveying payments. The complex SAP licenses are difficult to track and optimize without automated tools.(This article has been translated to English from German by Google Translate)

March 7, 2014

IoE to generate more than $US19 trillion in profit in the next 10 years, says Cisco A/NZ CTO, Kevin Bloch

ARN

The channel is no stranger to the overhyped ‘next big thing’ and marketing departments delight in coming up with pithy catch-all labels for revolutionary technology. Now we have the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and the more expansive Internet of Everything (IoE) as the world’s largest networking vendor, Cisco has dubbed it.

February 27, 2014

Software publishers can increase revenue by 20% – 30% by automating enforcement

The ITAM Review

Ahead of the Compliance Manager Summit 10-11 March in Santa Clara, we interviewed speaker and VP Product Manager at Flexera Software, Mathieu Baissac about his thoughts on compliance and the ITAM industry in general.

February 26, 2014

Federal IT Reform Bill Passes House

InformationWeek
Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act contains far-reaching changes to the IT procurement system. It would grant greater authority to agency CIOs.

On Tuesday the House of Representatives passed a bill by voice vote that contains the most far-reaching changes to the federal IT procurement system in almost two decades. It could save the federal government as much as $2 billion annually by changing wasteful buying practices.

February 19, 2014

Channel of everything

ARN

The channel is no stranger to the overhyped 'next big thing' and marketing departments delight in coming up with pithy catch-all labels for revolutionary technology. Now we have the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and the more expansive Internet of Everything (IoE) as the world's largest networking vendor, Cisco has dubbed it.

February 17, 2014

Manufacturer elect their system house partners

Channel Partner
Softline is a Winner "Best Performing Partner" by Flexera Software

As part of the 5th Partner Conference Flexera Software in Courchevel was the Softline Group Award in the category "Best Performing Partner". With the presentation of the award Flexera Software recognizes the outstanding achievements of the group in the past financial year. (This article has been translated to English from German by Google Translate)

February 14, 2014

Australian manufacturers urged to benefit from Internet of Things

Manufacturers Monthly

Device manufacturers have seen better days. Razor thin margins, increased competition, globalisation; all of these forces have allied, making it harder to make a profit. But just when things were at their bleakest for device manufacturers, the dawning of the age of the “Internet of Things” promises to transform the industry.

February 13, 2014

Flexible deployment models require flexible billing with "one size fits all" have SaaS vendors passing the buck

Cloud Computing Insider

The first generation of software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has been distributed with unit prices à la "one-size-fits-all" models. SaaS vendors chose this pricing strategy largely because the market had yet to develop. (This article has been translated to English from German by Google Translate)

February 12, 2014

Internet of Things, Part 1: God's Gift to the NSA

eCommerce Times

The fact that IoT technologies are ripe for exploitation by the NSA is just the beginning. The agency now has equipment that lets it ravage the IoT. The Nightstand is a standalone x86 laptop running Linux Fedora Core 3 that can be used to attack PCs running various flavors of Windows. In field operations, it has been used to inject packets into targets up to eight miles away.

February 11, 2014

The Myths and Realities of subscription-based software

ABC Technology

A new trend is emerging in the software industry that is not only transforming the manner in which enterprises value and manage their software assets, but also the way vendors make money from them. Whilst the move toward subscription licensing has merits, it's not the cure-all that enterprises presume.

February 6, 2014

Device management and secure communication

IT SecCity

Flexera Software was "FlexNet Connect 2014", a component of the "FlexNet Producer Suite" free. Software supplier and manufacturer of "intelligent devices" may deliver electronically with the tool software updates and gain additional insights into the behavior of products and applications. FlexNet Connect 2014 includes new features for communications, device management, and updates, enabling innovative products and services as well as a simplified update service for software patches and bug fixes of Internet-enabled devices. (This article has been translated to English from German by Google Translate)

February 5, 2014

Comprehensive protection against hackers

Elektronic Praxis
The FlexNet Producer Suite from Flexera Software is a packaging solution for companies that develop embedded software.

Hardware manufacturers to develop pricing and licensing models for their software, define multiple product configurations and offer via remote device management services for customers with the FlexNet Producer Suite from Flexera Software. (This article has been translated to English from German by Google Translate)

February 5, 2014

SAP Manage Licenses in the Cloud

silicon.de
With new features, the register indirect accesses, as well as a new cloud offering updated Flexera the enterprise solution for license management.

Flexera Software extends the FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises with new features for SAP and Dassault Systemes. So the manager for SAP Applications provides an optimal balance between Professional and Limited Professional Named User licenses in the company. The Named licenses will be used more effectively and users can then better prepare for contract negotiations. (This article has been translated to English from German by Google Translate)

February 4, 2014

Survey finds companies failing to profit from intelligent devices

CIE

Many hardware manufacturers are currently developing software applications for their products - transforming them into "intelligent devices". But the majority of the manufacturers still do not understand the new revenue opportunities available to them by leveraging the power of their smart devices and the software that runs on top of them.

January 30, 2014

OS migrations reaching a crisis point for enterprise

Information Age
Flexera Software explains what the increasingly short lifecycle of OSs means for businesses

Rumours are rife that Windows 9 (codenamed Threshold) is scheduled for launch in April 2015. If true, this operating system (OS) will come in less than 18 months of the launch of Windows 8.1.

January 29, 2014

More personal responsibility for end users

LANline

Self-service solutions such as Flexeras new App Portal version might help the company to see consumerization not only as a risk, but to use them to improve processes: A new dashboard on the App Portal illustrates the end-user according to Flexera the cost, efficiency and the compliance status of their applications. So the end user license and possible compliance violations recognize better and can automatically help to optimize software usage and costs. (This article has been translated to English from German by Google Translate)

January 27, 2014

Review your wasteful software contracts! IIM now selling a license contract optimisation tool

IT Leaders

"Japanese companies are cautious until the introduction decision, but" spending spree "license agreement after it was determined" ─ ─. Without asking for any server, such as SAP, Oracle and the client or for, such as Microsoft and Adobe Systems, to buy the proper license of enterprise software products is difficult. And just as "than breach of contract", it is the case to buy a lot of expensive license without proper limit is not a few. (This article has been translated to English from Japanese by Google Translate)

January 23, 2014

Companies are not prepared for the massive application migration are now the norm

JDN

Software migration has become the norm. Massive migration projects - such as the migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8 - are still at work. The Next Wave - virtualization - is growing. Problem: CIOs are not equipped to properly manage this evolution. (This article has been translated to English from French by Google Translate)

January 21, 2014

FlexNet Connect 2014 protects Internet-enabled devices from hackers

SYSBUS

Flexera Software FlexNet Connect 2014 is a component of the FlexNet Producer Suite, free. Software supplier and manufacturer of 'Intelligent Devices' can deliver electronically with the tool software updates and gain additional insights into the behavior of products and applications. FlexNet Connect 2014 includes new features for communications, device management, and updates, enabling innovative products and services as well as a simplified update service for software patches and bug fixes of Internet-enabled devices. (This article has been translated to English from German by Google Translate)

January 21, 2014

Beware of the Spam-Sending Fridge

TechNewsWorld

Some of the new Internet-connected devices could be fairly easy to compromise, because they are usually not audited for security, and they lack the security protections more traditional devices have. They are rushed to market without the ability to be updated with security patches, and they usually have default passwords, noted Ken Westin, security researcher for Tripwire.

January 15, 2014

FlexNet Connect 2014 looks to reduce hacker risk for Internet-connected devices

CIE

Flexera Software, a provider of Application Usage Management solutions for application producers and enterprises, has released FlexNet Connect 2014, a component part of the FlexNet Producer Suite that will enable software vendors and intelligent device manufacturers to electronically deliver software updates and obtain insights into product and application behaviour.

January 15, 2014

Flexera Flexnet Connect 2014, new device management capabilities

LANline
Better protection through targeted updates for Internet-enabled devices

With Flexnet Connect 2014 Flexera will provide manufacturers the right infrastructure for the delivery of their software products and services and for communication in this environment. A new Device Viewer value is taken from data that are reported by the devices, and so enables remote diagnostics and product analyzes. Per sensors detected device-specific profile information, application updates and event data served as the basis for product updates, additional functions or for service requests. (This article has been translated to English from German by Google Translate)

January 12, 2014

Help clients avoid risky software with approved purchasing

CRN

Picture this: an Australian organisation where workers only use desktop PCs provided by their employer and don’t supply their own mobile devices and apps to do their jobs. If this scenario made you think, it is because what was once the norm has become the exception; in just five years, ...

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