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Investor's Business Daily
December 31, 2015

Optimistic Firms See Info As Cornerstone

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."

ITProPortal
December 31, 2015

2016 trends: The Internet of Things and software monetisation

ITProPortal
The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is set to dramatically alter the manufacturing economy. Internet-connected devices, and their promise of delivering higher profits, revenues, differentiation and market share means manufacturers are pouring research and development into developing IoT devices.
IoT Central
December 29, 2015

50 Predictions for the Internet of Things in 2016

IoT Central

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.

Channel Insider
December 22, 2015

Opportunity: Software Licensing Revenue Recovery

Channel Insider
A high number of software vendors continue to rely on traditional software licensing models, and most of them know that customers are using their software well beyond the scope of their licensing agreements, according to a new survey conducted by Flexera Software, a provider of software licensing-management tools.
eWeek
December 14, 2015

App Producers Must Adapt to Business Climate Changes

eWeek
The environment in which application producers create, sell and manage their software is in a state of dramatic and accelerating change. Survival for these producers experiencing this business "climate change" depends on their ability to read the writing on the wall and address these challenges head-on.
Information Security Buzz
December 11, 2015

What 2016 Holds for Businesses from a Software Management Standpoint

Information Security Buzz
Vincent Smyth, General Manager & Senior VP EMEA for Flexera Software, offers his insights into what 2016 holds for businesses as they grapple with more complexity in maintaining and securing their software estate.
VMBlog.com
December 7, 2015

Flexera Software 2016 Predictions: 6 predictions in the IoT market for 2016

VMBlog.com

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.

IT Jungle
December 7, 2015

ISVs In Denial About Software Licensing

IT Jungle
"The only constant. . . is change." That cliché is enough to induce a vigorous eye roll from hardened IT pros, but it's actually apropos for the IT industry, which feeds off disruption like the Kardashians feed on media attention. Now, a pair of new studies indicate a large number of software vendors are ill equipped to handle the current round of cloud- and mobile-induced IT chaos.
ITProPortal
December 3, 2015

Software vendors are climate change deniers

ITProPortal
Application producers are ignoring clear market signals that the business climate is changing, and are failing to automate business-critical software monetisation processes in order to prevent revenue leakage and maximise profits.
BetaNews
December 2, 2015

Application developers struggle to adapt to changing licensing models

BetaNews
Application producers are aware of rapid change impacting their ability to make money from their software products, but they're not adopting the automated licensing and entitlement management systems that would protect them from those changes and enable them to be more agile, and grow revenues and profits.
ProSecureNewsonline
November 26, 2015

The Vulnerability and Threat Landscape in 2016 – Top 5 Predictions

ProSecureNewsonline
Vincent Smyth, GM & Senior VP EMEA, Flexera Software gives his opinion

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.

Information Age
November 25, 2015

5 predictions for the Internet of Things in 2016

Information Age
The Internet of Things revolution is set to dramatically alter many industrial sectors during 2016

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
November 25, 2015

The Internet of Things explosion in 2016 – Top 5 predictions

Manufacturing & Logistics IT
The Internet of Things revolution is set to dramatically alter many industrial sectors during 2016, with of the promise that the software sitting inside devices opens up valuable new revenue streams.

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:

ITWire
November 24, 2015

IoT profits shifting from hardware to services: Flexera survey

ITWire
The Internet of Things (IoT) profit margin is predicted to shift from hardware devices to services in less than two years according to a recent survey from software asset management vendor, Flexera Software.

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
November 23, 2015

The decline of the perpetual software license

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."

BetaNews
November 23, 2015

The rise of subscription software licensing

BetaNews
Recently, Apple announced a new subscription service whereby customers can pay a monthly recurring fee to get an annual phone (hardware) upgrade.
IT Pro Portal
November 20, 2015

7 pitfalls of homegrown software monetisation

IT Pro Portal
A recent Gartner study, Market Trends: Move Beyond Homegrown Licensing and Entitlement as the IoT Creates New Revenue for Software reveals that “By 2020, a failure to put in place a Licensing and Entitlement Management [Software Monetisation] system will result in a 20 per cent drop in potential revenue generated from software for device manufacturers connecting to the IoT.”
ARN
November 17, 2015

Flexera Software promotes Jim Ryan to president and CEO

ARN
Former president and CEO, Mark Bishof, retires

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.

Australian Security
November 11, 2015

Software Companies Adopting “Ring of Defense” Licensing Strategy to Reduce Hacker Theft

Australian Security

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.

Insider Media
October 1, 2015

US software giant agrees Sci-Tech Daresbury move

Insider Media

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.

ElektronikPraxis
September 30, 2015

Innovative Software license management needs

ElektronikPraxis
The US company Harbrick manufactures a software platform for autonomous vehicles. The software company realized that the marketing of their products was impossible without a solution for license management. An Interview with Josh Hartung, CEO of Harbrick. (This article has been translated to English from German by Google Translate)
Liverpool Echo
September 30, 2015

US software firm Flexera to employ 30 people at new base at Sci-Tech Daresbury

Liverpool Echo

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.

RustReport
September 7, 2015

APAC Sales Leader Steve Beards joins Flexera Software

RustReport

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
September 4, 2015

Flexera InstallAnywhere 2015 Supports Docker

Software Licensing Report
Docker containers let you package applications with all of its dependencies into a standard unit for software development. It wraps up a piece of software and a complete filesystem containing everything it needs to run. This ensures no matter what the environment is, it will always run the same. The Flexera InstallAnywhere has the same concept in that it is a multiplatform installation development solution to deliver a professional and consistent cross installation experience for physical, virtual and cloud environments. The company announced the 2015 InstallAnywhere is the first multiplatform installation solution to support Docker.
ITWire
September 2, 2015

Beards back at Flexera

ITWire
Software licensing specialist Flexera Software has appointed Steve Beards as vice president for Asia Pacific and Japan.

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.

NetworkWorld
August 17, 2015

New Products of the Week – InstallAnywhere 2015

NetworkWorld

Pricing: InstallAnywhere 2015 Professional Edition: $2,319; InstallAnywhere 2015 Premier Edition: $4,999; InstallAnywhere 2015 Premier Edition with Cloud Pack: $7,999

FierceDevOps
August 13, 2015

Flexera InstallAnywhere now supports Docker

FierceDevOps

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.

DABCC
August 12, 2015

Flexera Software's InstallAnywhere 2015 Now Supports Docker

DABCC
Latest release of the leading multiplatform installation solution is the first to support Docker containers, and to further simplify deployment of complex applications

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.

 Vehicle Electronics
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.

Software Magazine
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.

InformationAge
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.

DesignNews
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.

Computer Business Review
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.

IT Pro Portal
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.

Hosting Journalist
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.

App Developer Magazine
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.

SD Times
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.

EE Times
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.

AppDeveloper Magazine
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.

JAXenter
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.

Electronics Weekly
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.

EyewitnessNews 7
March 14, 2015

Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2015

EyewitnessNews 7

ABC7's live broadcast of the 2015 Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 14.

TechNewsWorld
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."

Computer Business Review
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.

Sand Hill
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.

AppDeveloper Magazine
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.

CIO Magazine
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.

Manufacturing.net
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.

Today’s Energy Solutions
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.

AutomatedTrader
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.

FierceMobileIT
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.

M2M World News
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.

Computer Business Review
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.

ITProPortal
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.

Software Magazine
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.

BetaNews
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.