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Investor's Business Daily
"Information — and how we handle it — will power business in the new year. How corporate chiefs anticipate knowledge to dominate: Serve the surge. “At Cisco (CSCO), we see so many of our customers undergoing big transformations as they move to embrace the digital world, and we will continue to closely partner with them as they digitize all that they do,” said Chuck Robbins, CEO of the multinational tech firm."
Earlier this year I wrote a piece asking “Do you believe the hype?” It called out an unlikely source of hype: the McKinsey Global Institute. The predictions for IoT in the years to come are massive. Gartner believes IoT is a central tenet of top strategic technology trends in 2016. Major technology players are also taking Big Swings. Louis Columbus, writing for Forbes, gathered all the 2015 market forecasts and estimates here.
Information Security Buzz
The Internet of Things (IoT) has made its way into most business models today. A recent Flexera survey found that 21 percent of device manufacturers that don't offer intelligent devices today, say they plan on doing so within the next 12-24 months. Additionally, 34 that don't offer IoT devices today say they plan on doing so in the next 12-24 months. With growing interest in the Internet of Things, organizations should look to maximize revenues and profits by monetizing not only the devices, but the software applications they create to power those devices.
While the volume of vulnerabilities will continue to stay at the current overwhelming levels in 2016, there will be good news for security professionals. The vast majority of vulnerabilities can be patched on the same day they are disclosed to the public – in 2014, out of all the 15,435 vulnerabilities recorded, a full 83% had a security patch available on the day of disclosure.
The promise of software sitting inside a wider variety of devices is set to open up valuable new revenue streams for the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2016.
Manufacturing & Logistics IT
Device manufacturers are set to aggressively adopt new business models associated with monetising the embedded or external software powering their intelligent devices, as the rhetoric becomes reality and the true value of connectivity comes to fruition. Here's our expectations for how the Internet of Things will shape up in 2016:
Steve Beards, VP APAC, Flexera Software said, “In the survey, 38% of respondents derive half or more of their revenues from hardware today. That proportion will decrease to 33% in the next two years.
IT Pro Portal
"Recently, Apple announced a new subscription service whereby customers can pay a monthly recurring fee to get an annual phone (hardware) upgrade. Similarly, all Autodesk software will only be available on a subscription basis beginning 1 August, 2016. These announcements yet again signal that the dominance of perpetual licensing in the market place is on decline."
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Next-generation software company, Flexera Software’s president and CEO, Mark Bishof, will retire as of December 31. Current chief operating officer, Jim Ryan, will succeed Bishof.
According to a study from IDC and Flexera Software, a significant proportion of software companies feel their licensing and pricing strategies are not effective in capturing the real value their software provides. As a result, their bottom line is suffering, and increasingly they’re subject to software piracy. While automated software licensing tools exists to ensure vendors receive adequate compensation for their products, many are yet to employ this technology.
US-headquartered software giant Flexera Software has agreed to open a new base at Sci-Tech Daresbury. The business is taking 4,848 sq ft of office space at Sci-Tech Daresbury's Vanguard House. It expects to employ approximately 30 members of staff from its new Cheshire base.
Global software firm, Flexera, is opening a new base at Sci-Tech Daresbury in Cheshire. The US-headquarted company which has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, is to take 4,848 sq ft of office space at Sci-Tech Daresbury’s Vanguard House. Flexera is one of the world’s leading providers of services to software producers, high-tech manufacturers, businesses and public sector organisations. It expects to employ around 30 people at Daresbury.
Flexera Software, provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises has announced the appointment of Steve Beards as Vice President of Flexera Software, Asia Pacific and Japan, together with a new, larger Melbourne office to allow for its growing team.
Software Licensing Report
The appointment sees Beards rejoining the company. He previously led the company's direct sales across Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and New Zealand between September 2010 and April 2014, but most recently served as regional sales director at NetSuite.
Pricing: InstallAnywhere 2015 Professional Edition: $2,319; InstallAnywhere 2015 Premier Edition: $4,999; InstallAnywhere 2015 Premier Edition with Cloud Pack: $7,999
With the latest release of Flexera's multi-platform installation tool, the company is now supporting Docker. InstallAnywhere 2015 is able to install apps directly to Docker, simplifying the management and deployment of the container technology, but the update also means to make it easier to deploy complex applications by connecting to popular database servers.
Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced today the launch of InstallAnywhere 2015. The first multiplatform installation solution to support Docker, the new release also simplifies deployment of complex applications by enabling installations to connect to the leading database servers, ensures that installations support Windows 10, and supports the latest digital certificate requirements from Microsoft.
Car makers face a financial conundrum. They spend billions of dollars investing in new features and technology to keep customers in their showrooms, but they have a very narrow window of opportunity to turn that investment into revenue.
Established in 1987, Flexera is a private software company headquartered in Itasca, IL. A global company, it operates a total of 11 offices throughout North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. According to the 2014 Software 500, it ranked 211 and employed a staff of 620. Look to this year’s Software 500, releasing this November, to track its growth.
Windows 10 is the last launch of its kind from the company, Microsoft has said. From now on, rather than releasing a new version of the Windows operating system (OS) every few years, there will be regular and continual updates to Windows 10 in perpetuity.
GE’s Jeffrey Immelt made news last month when he told Charlie Rose that every company is becoming a software company. The Internet of Things (IoT) is forcing device makers to create software. And that software has value. It can be monetized, and it needs to be protected.
Computer Business Review
Manufacturers of IoT hardware are fast becoming first-time software vendors that need licensing and entitlement management (LEM) solutions. Figures from Gartner reveal that by 2020, a failure to put in place LEM systems by IoT hardware manufacturers will result in a 20% drop in a potential $130 billion revenue generated from software.
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Hardware manufacturers will increasingly have little choice, but to transform their products into Internet-connected, software driven intelligent devices – in the face of the rapidly expanding Internet of Things trend.
Software Licensing, Compliance and Installation Solutions Provider, Flexera Software, Joins Microsoft Azure Marketplace
Flexera Software, a provider of software licensing, compliance and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, in collaboration with Microsoft’s Azure Global ISV team, has announced that its Software Monetisation platform is now a certified solution being offered within the Azure Marketplace.
App Developer Magazine
Flexera Software has released InstallShield 2015, a Windows installer which simplifies installations for cloud, Web, virtual and traditional environments. This latest version of InstallShield comes with a number of updates to help developers ensure the compatibility of their installations with the latest technologies including Windows 10, Visual Studio 2015 and SHA-256 digital signatures.
Flexera Software, the leading provider of software licensing, compliance and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced today the launch of InstallShield 2015. InstallShield is the de facto industry standard for traditional and agile development teams creating Windows, Azure and Microsoft App-V software installers. With more than 30 customer-requested enhancements InstallShield 2015, among other things, gives developers confidence that their installations will be compatible with the latest technologies including Windows 10, Visual Studio 2015 and SHA-256 digital signatures.
Device makers are experiencing an unprecedented range of challenges as they compete in globalized markets. According to a recent survey report published jointly by Flexera Software and IDC, 48% of device makers surveyed referenced the need to make more money among their biggest challenges.
From managing meeting invites, booking business travel, to organizing notes, there is almost certainly an app that helps us improve productivity in our daily lives. As consumers have started to rely more heavily on user-friendly, tailored, and task-oriented apps, we are seeing the “there’s an app for that” mentality growing in the workplace, which is driving the emerging “appification” of the enterprise.
The first industrial revolution ushered in a global transformation as the means of production transitioned from human labour to machine driven automation. The second industrial revolution accelerated change through the growth of the railroads, iron and steel production, manufacturing automation, the use of steam power, oil, electricity, and electrical communications.
Device makers are experiencing an unprecedented range of challenges as they compete in globalised markets. According to a recent survey report published jointly by Flexera Software and IDC, 48% of device makers surveyed referenced the need to make more money among their biggest challenges.
ABC7's live broadcast of the 2015 Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 14.
There's a striking imbalance of power between the two sides in the cybersecurity wars. "Defenders are being chased by a bullet train, so no matter how fast they're moving, it's probably not fast enough," noted Damballa CTO Brian Foster. "Attackers always have the first move [and] only need to be successful once. Meanwhile, defenders ... must be successful 100 percent of the time."
Computer Business Review
Schneider Electric has selected Flexera Software's software monetisation platform to help it reduce its costs and increase flexibility. The energy management company will use the FlexNet Producer Suite to standardise software licensing, entitlement management and delivery onto a single consolidated platform. The suite incorporates FlexNet Licensing, FlexNet Operations Cloud and FlexNet Connect.
Few technology trends have captured the imagination of the consumer and corporate sectors to the same extent as the Internet of Things (IoT). The possibilities created by a universe of connected products and services seem infinite, but categorizing the potential benefits for businesses and other institutions will generally fall into four important areas.
Flexera Software and the IDC have released a new survey report, The Third Industrial Revolution: Intelligent Devices, Software, and the Internet of Things. The report provides insights into how the third industrial revolution is being fueled by device manufacturers and is transforming products, business models and revenues streams with intelligent and Internet-connected technology.
We may be in the midst of a third industrial revolution — one driven by intelligent devices connected to the Internet, enabling services, solutions and big data offerings around every day industrial and consumer goods. Software licensing and entitlement management will be the heart of this new industrial revolution, according to a report by Flexera Software and IDC.
This week, IDC and Flexera Software released a new survey report that provides unique insights into how the third industrial revolution, currently sweeping the global economy, is being fueled by device manufacturers.
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A new survey report, "The Third Industrial Revolution: Intelligent Devices, Software, and the Internet of Things", prepared jointly by Flexera Software and IDC provides unique insights into how the third industrial revolution sweeping the global economy is being fueled by device manufacturers – transforming their products, business models and revenues streams with intelligent and Internet-connected technology. The report is derived from application usage and value surveys completed between November 2014 and January 2015, by more than 580 respondents from software vendors, intelligent device manufacturers, and end-user enterprises.
Flexera/IDC report: The internet of things, intelligent devices and software monetisation propel third industrial revolution
A new survey report, The Third Industrial Revolution: Intelligent Devices, Software, and the Internet of Things, prepared jointly by Flexera Software and IDC, provides insights into how the third industrial revolution sweeping the global economy is being fueled by device manufacturers - transforming their products, business models and revenues streams with intelligent and Internet-connected technology.
Increasing enterprise use of the Internet of Things is fueling strong demand for IoT devices and software. Close to two-thirds of device manufacturers are either manufacturing IoT devices today or plan to do so over the next 12 to 24 months.
The Internet of Things, Intelligent Devices and Software Monetisation are Propelling the Third Industrial Revolution
M2M World News
A new survey report, The Third Industrial Revolution: Intelligent Devices, Software, and the Internet of Things, prepared jointly by Flexera Software and IDC, provides insights into how the third industrial revolution sweeping the global economy is being fueled by device manufacturers – transforming their products, business models and revenues streams with intelligent and Internet-connected technology.
Computer Business Review
Software licensing models and entitlement management technology are key to unlocking revenues for manufacturers specialising in the Internet of Things, according to research.
In a couple of years, IoT will dominate – basically every device will be ‘smart’, a new study suggests. A new survey report called The Third Industrial Revolution: Intelligent Devices, Software, and the Internet of Things, prepared by Flexera Software and IDC, shows that manufacturers are significantly transforming their products and services lines into ‘smart’ devices.
Before a software company can expand, it must ensure its assets are safe. However, many independent software vendors (ISVs) look for more when they invest in third-party solutions for license management and intellectual property (IP) protection.
Software-driven intelligent devices and the Internet of Things are changing the way companies deliver their products and services. This is among the findings of a new report from Flexera Software and IDC which points towards a 'third industrial revolution' transforming the global economy.