Shadow IT: When Employees Become Bounty Hunters
Michael O’Dwyer, ipswitch, 4/11/16 Human error is responsible for more than half of all security breaches as of last year, making employees the biggest cyber threat of all. Shadow IT, on the other hand, is...
Microsoft is still playing hardball when it comes to software payments, some partners complain
Julie Bort, Business Insider, 4/9/16 Software-licensing rules aren’t always clear, and some Microsoft partners say the company is taking advantage of that.
Negotiating Software Contracts: The Three Riskiest Provisions
Stephen F. Pinson, The Licensing Journal, March 2016 Software and service contracts come with many potential risks, and businesses should be mindful when initiating a new contract or a renewal. It’s considered a best business...
IBM Software Audits Involve Complex Licensing Rules
Business owners and managers whose companies have been targeted by IBM for a compliance audit often express surprise at the complex method IBM uses to determine the licensing requirements for many of its server software...
How to manage the risks and costs of software compliance
Bruce Harpham, CIO, 2/24/16 Software compliance can be a tricky – and expensive – challenge for most IT leaders. Luckily, tech solutions let you manage software assets.
Law firm warns of Oracle’s licensing ‘traps’
Katherine Noyes, ComputerWorld, 10/13/15 Oracle’s aggressive licensing practices have gained it considerable notoriety over the years, and on Tuesday, a Texas law firm specializing in technology issued a warning urging enterprises to beware.