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August 8, 2015

Connected Cars: Pay as you go

Vehicle Electronics
Mathieu Basiac from Flexera Software explores how an automobile can be turned into a continuous revenue stream

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.

August 7, 2015

Installation Preparation

Software Magazine

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.

August 3, 2015

IT departments need to prepare for a world of continual updates with Windows 10

InformationAge
Windows 10 marks the start of continual updates for enterprises - so how will this affect IT strategies?

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.

August 1, 2015

IoT Is Turning Hardware Manufacturers Into Software Developers

DesignNews

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.

July 28, 2015

Money-making IoT causes surge in first-time software vendors

Computer Business Review
IoT hardware manufacturers urged to adopt LEM solution to grab potential $130bn revenues.

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.

July 23, 2015

How to maximise the revenue potential of the Internet of Things

IT Pro Portal

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.

July 20, 2015

Software Licensing, Compliance and Installation Solutions Provider, Flexera Software, Joins Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Hosting Journalist

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.

June 18, 2015

Flexera Software Provides Updates to InstallShield Windows Installer

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.

June 11, 2015

Flexera Software rolls out InstallShield 2015: Refined and ready for Windows 10

SD Times

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.

May 1, 2015

IoT and Services are Transforming Manufacturing

EE Times
Manufacturing will evolve in the IoT era from simply producing objects to creating platforms and services that yield customizable products.

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.

April 28, 2015

The Appification of the Enterprise Requires Flexibility, Breadth and Simplicity

AppDeveloper Magazine

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.

April 9, 2015

How device manufacturers can monetise the Internet of Things

JAXenter

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.

March 17, 2015

Device makers to profit from IoT

Electronics Weekly
The two most significant electronics manufacturing advances in recent years mean device makers are poised to profit, believes Matheiu Baissac, Flexera Software’s vp of product management.

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.

March 14, 2015

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March 9, 2015

Bracing for the Cyberthreat Deluge

TechNewsWorld

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."

February 20, 2015

Schneider Electric Selects Flexera Software Platform

Computer Business Review
The software monetisation platform was chosen to help the energy company reduce costs.

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.

February 17, 2015

Attaining Four Levels of Internet of Things Benefits

Sand Hill

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.

February 12, 2015

Study Shows IoT and Connectivity Are Driving the Third Industrial Revolution

AppDeveloper Magazine

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.

February 11, 2015

IoT Revolution Hinges on Licensing, Entitlement Management

CIO Magazine
The new industrial revolution, powered by the Internet of Things, will rely on software licensing and entitlement management to create new revenue streams.

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.

February 11, 2015

Third Industrial Revolution Led By Device Manufacturers

Manufacturing.net

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.

February 11, 2015

Flexera Software/IDC report: The Internet of Things

Today’s Energy Solutions
Manufacturers increasingly are rolling out software-driven, Internet-connected devices, and transforming their business models.

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.

February 11, 2015

Flexera/IDC report: The internet of things, intelligent devices and software monetisation propel third industrial revolution

AutomatedTrader
Device makers are rolling out software-driven, Internet-connected devices and leveraging software licensing and entitlement management to increase revenues and profits.

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.

February 10, 2015

Infographic: Increasing enterprise IoT use fuels demand for IoT devices, software

FierceMobileIT

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.

February 10, 2015

The Internet of Things, Intelligent Devices and Software Monetisation are Propelling the Third Industrial Revolution

M2M World News
Device makers are rolling out software-driven, Internet-connected devices and leveraging software licensing and entitlement management to increase revenues and profits.

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.

February 10, 2015

Key to IoT revenues lies in software licencing models

Computer Business Review
60% of device makers use software licensing to monetise IoT devices.

Software licensing models and entitlement management technology are key to unlocking revenues for manufacturers specialising in the Internet of Things, according to research.

February 10, 2015

Internet of Things revolution continues as manufacturers jump aboard

ITProPortal

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.

February 1, 2015

Software Magazine: Protect and Serve

Software Magazine

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.

January 10, 2015

Intelligent and connected devices are driving a 'third industrial revolution'

BetaNews

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.

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