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November 17, 2014

Staff at a Runcorn company dress up as superheroes for Children in Need

Runcorn and Widnes World

INTREPID staff at a Runcorn company flew into action to support Children in Need. Employees at Flexera Software in Preston Brook dressed up as superheroes on Friday. Workers said there was plenty of fun and laughter as Alan Mitchell, installation regional account manager, dressed in a tutu as batgirl.

November 17, 2014

Five must do things for Internet of Things business success

Computer Business Review

IOT attracted $1bn in VC investment last year in the US. There will be even more money sloshing about this year and next but don’t quit the day job before you read this.

November 13, 2014

he Appification of the Enterprise: The Application Itself Takes Central Stage

AppDeveloper Magazine

A new research study has revealed that enterprise application producers are transforming their business models to profit from the appification of the enterprise. In an “appified” enterprise the application itself takes central stage.

November 10, 2014

Software producers gear up for 'appification' of the enterprise

BetaNews

As consumers we're used to being able to download apps for just about any purpose. As we come to expect this sort of flexibility in enterprise applications too, a shift is needed in the way software is delivered in order to keep us appy -- sorry!

October 28, 2014

Manufacturing and making money in the digital age

Manufacturer's Monthly

In this digital age, hardware manufacturers looking to become intelligent goods manufacturers need to incorporate software licensing and entitlement management into business operations. Driven by a growing 'intelligent' economy, where consumers expect instant, iTunes-style fulfilment of software requirements, manufacturing is in the midst of a rebirth.

October 22, 2014

Firms opt for pay-per-use licensing to avoid waste

CRN

Figures from a global IDC survey have confirmed that organisations are increasingly opting for subscription or usage-based licensing of software purchases as budgets remain tight.

October 21, 2014

The hidden cost of software

WhaTech

Software is essential to just about every business today but managing it can be a nightmare: making sure that you are paying for every copy in use, and that you are not paying for more than you need. Most companies, it seems fail miserably on both counts.

October 21, 2014

Enterprises 'flee' perpetual software licensing but still suckers for 'shelfware'

ComputerWorld UK
Software suppliers are offering a greater variety of licensing models as they 'see the writing on the wall'

Enterprises are "fleeing" the perpetual software licence model due to shrinking budgets, but "shelfware" is still rampant with 96 percent of organisations wasting money on unused software, according to research.

October 14, 2014

Software Licenses: solutions to streamline costs

Enterprise Comment Ca Marche

According to an IDC study, 96% of respondents bought software they do not use. Better streamlining licensing could save for businesses, finding solutions and alternatives to "shelfware", that is to say, software purchased but not deployed. (This article has been translated to English from French by Google Translate)

October 14, 2014

Ever Thought of Your Car as Being 'Intelligent'?

Huffington Post

Using mobile phones simply for phone conversations is such an old-fashioned idea, right? These devices have evolved into smartphones that are now mobile information hubs for our needs on the go. Interestingly, many of us think of cars primarily as transportation to get us from point A to B. Similar to the evolution of mobile phones, we won't be thinking of our cars as so for long!

October 13, 2014

Software: leading the hunt for unused licenses

Silicon.fr
According to an IDC study, 96% of companies have purchased software licenses they do not use. Any designated target economy in times of fiscal scarcity.

For companies, it's time to streamline the park software licenses. This is the conclusion of an IDC study, conducted for solutions vendor Flexera Software License Management. Based on the responses of 430 user companies in the world, the survey shows that nearly two-thirds of them believe that their software budget will stagnate or decline over the next two years. They are 37% believe it will improve. (This article has been translated to English from French by Google Translate)

October 13, 2014

Going freemium: Enterprise ISVs can learn a lot from Apple’s App Store

Embedded Computing

Apple's App Store has exponentially increased the market for consumer apps, and, consequently, their value to consumers and revenue potential for app producers. Apple achieved this by perfecting the try-and-buy "freemium" model.

October 9, 2014

Is This the End for Perpetual Software Licenses?

Midsize Insider

A recent software licensing report found that 96 percent of businesses surveyed admitted to having "shelfware," tying the accumulation of shelfware and the subsequent wasted IT acquisition budget to the prevalence of perpetual software licenses.

October 8, 2014

Monetizing the IoT From A to Z

E-Commerce Times

IoT monetization management solutions not only measure the activity associated with the connected things being monitored, but also collect valuable information. The data analytics engine underlying the monetization solutions can help decision makers figure out how to properly package, price and even position their IoT deployments to generate new revenue and uncover greater profits.

October 6, 2014

Automobile-as-a-Service: How Will Your Car Serve You?

Wired Magazine

Remember when phones were primarily devices used for phone conversations? It seems quaint, now that smartphones have evolved to become mobile information hubs for our needs on the go. Voice calling is so 2000.

October 1, 2014

Spending on unused software out of control

ITWire

Many organisations are throwing away their money on software that does not even get used, forcing a rethink of their purchasing decisions and a significant shift away from traditional purchasing models for enterprise software.

October 1, 2014

Most businesses waste money on 'shelfware' that’s never used

BetaNews

Almost two-thirds of companies plan on freezing or shrinking their software spend and 96 percent of organizations report that they're wasting money on software that is unused. These are among the findings of a new report by Flexera Software in conjunction with IDC which looks at pricing and licensing. The biggest concern is that almost all businesses have "shelfware" that is never used.

August 20, 2014

Flexera Software InstallAnywhere 2014 adds support for virtual and cloud environments

Cloud Computing Intelligence

The new release of Flexera Software’s InstallAnywhere 2014 simplifies deployment of multi-tier applications and adds support for latest versions of Windows, Apple, Linux and virtual applications.

August 4, 2014

The Power of a Good Idea

Daily Herald Business Ledger
By any other name, Flexera Software stays sweet through tough times

From Schaumburg to Silicon Valley in California and back again, Itasca-based Flexera Software has moved almost as many times as it changed its name. Still, the longtime software company has survived the dot-com bust and three recessions. And now it's entering a growth mode, said Flexera Chief Operating Officer Jim Ryan.

August 4, 2014

By any other name, Flexera Software stays sweet through tough times

Daily Herald Business Ledger

From Schaumburg to Silicon Valley in California and back again, Itasca-based Flexera Software has moved almost as many times as it changed its name. Still, the longtime software company has survived the dot-com bust and three recessions. And now it’s entering a growth mode, said Flexera Chief Operating Officer Jim Ryan.

July 29, 2014

Security is front and center for developers

SD Times

When it was announced on June 8 that OpenSSL was vulnerable to a dangerous new attack that could reveal security certificates to an attacker, the Internet spent a few days in panic mode. Thousands, if not millions, of sites used (and still use) OpenSSL, and the fix for the problem took a few days to arrive.

July 29, 2014

Software License Evolution

Software Magazine
As software moves to the "cloud," license management must adapt.

To protect and profit from their offerings, software providers must make software license management a priority. As software moves to a decentralized, "cloud" distribution model, it is important license management is not pushed to the back burner, but instead leveraged to maximize software monetization and intellectual property (IP) protection.

July 25, 2014

Three Unlikely Ways To Make Money From The Internetet Of Things

CBR
CBR looks at three ways IoT manufacturers can drive opportunities in the emerging market.

Many businesses are already aware of the Internet of Things (IoT), but still aren't quite sure how to turn all its innovation into money. CBR looks at three ways to monetise the IoT.

July 14, 2014

The Future of Software Licensing Looks Cloudy

IT Business Edge

It seems odd that after more than a decade of virtualization, the enterprise and software development communities are still trying to work out licensing issues in abstract data environments.

July 11, 2014

New Study Reveals Enterprises are Not Ready for Virtualized Software Licensing Management

Cloud Times

The virtualization offers companies a variety of ways to reduce hardware and management costs of the IT infrastructure dramatically. This makes them an industry-wide development, the software vendor must not be underestimated. The rapidly growing popularity of VMs (Virtual Machine) within large companies makes it easier for software vendors required to license their applications in a virtual environment and to be able to control and represents an important factor in terms of business growth.

June 25, 2014

How to shield hardware from security threats

TechRadar
Deterring threats through licensing

In a sign of the age we're in, almost every piece of hardware can now be manufactured with some form of internet connectivity. This opens up a wealth of functionality and new possibilities with our devices, but at the same time exposes our possessions to online threats, which now have new avenues of attack.

June 10, 2014

If hardware manufacturers to software vendors

Elektronik Praxis

Software is in traditional industrial products at an ever increasing function carrier. Steve Schmidt, Vice President at Flexera Software, therefore consider it appropriate to think more and more like a software provider. (This article has been translated to English from German by Google Translate)

June 10, 2014

Apple and how to become an 'Internet of Things' hardware company

Information Age

As Apple announces a deeper foray into the Internet of Things, hardware businesses need to take action to avoid obsolescence - Vikram Koka, Flexera Software, comments.

June 6, 2014

When start-up follies come back to bite the mid-market growth business

BRW

When you’re starting your own business, every cent counts. Most start-ups only survive the first few months or years if they’re run on a diet of austerity and hustling (they don’t call them lean start-ups for nothing). But if you plan to rapidly grow your business, you need to bootstrap with an eye to the future – by which I mean ensuring that your early decisions and processes are also able to scale.

June 3, 2014

Internet of Things - An opportunity for Intelligent Device Manufacturers

ABC

The 'Internet of Things' is a phrase used to describe how the internet will link traditional smart devices, and a wide range of additional physical assets to allow these endpoints to generate and share data. Nearly every product will have an IP address and communication capability - not just networking and telecommunications devices, but also industrial equipment such as buildings, medical devices, test and measurement systems, construction equipment, and oil and gas machinery, to name a few - that will link to other devices and services via the web. Gartner forecasts that there will be more than 30 billion permanently connected devices by 2020 and more than 200 billion intermittently connected devices by that time.

May 22, 2014

Three Steps CFO's can take to Mitigate Software Compliance Risk

Director of Finance
Avoiding the Software Licence Audit Bogeyman.

Software vendors are aggressively auditing their customers to re-capture lost revenues through non-compliant software use – and these audits are creating unacceptable level of corporate risk.

May 21, 2014

Software: A golden opportunity for printer manufacturers?

IT-Director.com

As printer manufacturers re-invent themselves as service providers, are they missing out on the opportunity to expand higher margin software sales?

May 21, 2014

Software: A golden opportunity for printer manufacturers?

Louella Fernandes
As printer manufacturers re-invent themselves as service providers, are they missing out on the opportunity to expand higher margin software sales?

Hardware commoditisation and shrinking margins means that many printer manufacturers are turning to software and services to capture longer-term revenue opportunities. While managed print services (MPS) has boosted service revenue for most manufacturers, the future may lie in a shift to higher-margin software business models that can create greater value and relevance for their hardware business.

May 21, 2014

Installing cloud and web applications is now easier

DataCenter Insider
With "InstallShield 2014" brings his Flexera Installation Suite up to date addition to enhanced support for cloud and Web-/Server-Anwendungen and short release cycles, the display on display with very high resolution has been optimized.

With the current version of InstallShield also enables the installation of web applications via "Microsoft Web Deploy" to "Azure" - or "Internet Information Service" servers (IIS). Customers can thus flexibly to the desired their software infrastructure play. (This article has been translated to English from German by Google Translate)

May 21, 2014

How Can Device Makers Profit From the Internet of Things?

Innovation Insights

Trends in technology seem to come and go, but one that is here to stay is The Internet of Things (IoT). From Google’s acquisition of Nest and news of home appliances being hacked to the potential of IoT, we can’t seem to get away from the news. So what’s the next wave of conversation? Industry experts are now focusing on is how device manufacturers can actually turn all that innovation into money. According to Gartner, IoT presents a $1.9 trillion opportunity, but connected device manufacturers have yet to figure out how to successfully make a play for that pot of money. Simply selling more units won’t result in the massive spike in profits they are hoping -- margins are simply too thin.

May 16, 2014

Flexera Software's InstallShield 2014 Release Introduces New Support of Cloud and Virtualized Installations

vmblog.com

Flexera Software, the leading provider of Application Usage Management solutions for application producers and enterprises, today announced the launch of InstallShield 2014. The new release simplifies installations for cloud and other complex Web/server applications, enhances support for high-DPI displays, supports accelerated release cycles common in agile development processes, and makes testing more efficient by automatically provisioning virtual machines.

May 6, 2014

Compliance undermined by the Business Software

IT for Business

A joint study by IDC and Flexera Software points to companies in non-compliance vis-à-vis software. 85% of them would be affected. (This article has been translated to English from French by Google Translate)

May 1, 2014

Device manufacturers, profit and the Internet of Things

Computerworld UK
Running applications on top of IoT devices offers new flexibility and markets

The idea that leveraging software applications to power an object - anything from cars, building, smart devices to wearable technology - can make it ‘live’ and enable enterprises and manufactures to deliver news types of products and services with relative ease, is extremely appealing and potentially lucrative

April 20, 2014

New Revenue Sources

Markt & Technik
The digital supply chain software provides flexibility to open new revenue streams

Markt & Technik: Flexera Software specializes on developing systems that optimize the use of software licenses. Why is this issue now of interest to manufacturers of embedded systems? (This article is in German.)

April 18, 2014

Microsoft Re-Installs Visual Studio Installer

Visual Studio Magazine
The installer was removed after Visual Studio 2010, and led to an outcry among developers.

Microsoft has brought back a much-missed bit of functionality from Visual Studio 2010 and put it back in Visual Studio 2013: Visual Studio Installer projects.

April 17, 2014

The IoT Market Is Big, But How Can Businesses Monetise It?

Business Computing World

Simply selling more units will not result in the massive spike in profits manufacturers are hoping for as they make a play for the $1.9 trillion Internet of Things (IoT) market, concludes the report: “Software Licensing & Entitlement Management is the Key to Monetizing the Internet of Things“, by Gartner.

April 16, 2014

How Can Device Makers Profit from the Internet of Things?

IDG Connect

Simply selling more device units will not result in the massive spike in profits that manufacturers are hoping for as they make a play for the $1.9 trillion Internet of Things (IoT) market. In addition to selling more internet-connected devices, businesses will also have to figure out how to make money from the applications they develop to control and sit on top of those devices – and they’ll also have to figure out how to use software licensing and entitlement management as the mechanism to capture those additional revenues. This is the conclusion of a new report published recently by Gartner: Software Licensing & Entitlement Management is the Key to Monetizing the Internet of Things. The report provides a roadmap that device manufacturers must follow if they hope to profit from the IoT.

April 8, 2014

Internet of Things: Towards new business models

ITR News

If the market for the Internet of Things promises to be one of the most promising and most dynamic, the target for manufacturers of connected objects is not simply to sell more products, but also and especially to be able to derive income manager software configuration and functionality of the connected objects. New business models should therefore emerge. (This article is in French. 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 has been translated to English from German by Google Translate)

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 has been translated to English from German by Google Translate)

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 has been translated to English from German by Google Translate)

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 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 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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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 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

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 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 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 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 28, 2014

Frost & Sullivan Applauds Flexera Software for Extending its Market Share Lead in the Software-Enforced Software Monetization Market

Frost & Sullivan

The strong synergies of its interrelated product lines give Flexera Software added brand value and competitive heft recognizes Flexera Software with the 2013 Global Frost & Sullivan Market Share Leadership Award for capturing the highest market share... markets it serves. Flexera Software increased its share in the software-enforced market segment from nearly 45 percent revenue share in 2011 to more than 48 percent in 2013. Flexera Software has a particularly strong presence in the North American market, but continues.

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

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 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.

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